The Theme Of Fear In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Fear in The Crucible Fear in today 's society causes you to become anxious and emotional. Fear is only in your mind. It can cause people to be lead in the wrong direction. In the story The Crucible, people act out of fear. Basically anyone could get accused of being witches. People in Salem would usually confess because they were afraid of dying. After they got accused, they would be tried in court, and be sent off for no good reason. Fear is a bad thing. It makes people act irrationally because they are too afraid to do what is right. In the beginning, Abigail is afraid of what Parris will do to her and the other girls, so in fear she blames what they did in the forest that day on witchcraft. Tituba is afraid of being hung, so she confesses to being a witch. Elizabeth Proctor does not want her husband to …show more content…
Fear influenced the characters in the play to be careless, or make the wrong decisions in The Crucible. There was many examples of fear. There was when Abigail acted out of fear by making up stories and lying, the time when Tituba confesses and says that she is a witch, so she doesn’t get hung, the time when Cheever becomes afraid of witchcraft over a poppet, and when Elizabeth lies in a courtroom to attempt to save her husband 's life. Fear caused people to accuse others and not solve the real problem. When you are scared of dying, or of saving someone 's life, you might not make the right choice. The author of The Crucible wanted the reader of the play to view fear as a bad thing. The entire book was about fear, and what happens when you lie to benefit yourself. The town of Salem should have used logic to figure out that people were lying, and everyone was acting out just to gain more land. they could have prevented all of the hangings and deaths that occurred. Instead, people just kept on letting it happen. The Salem Witch Trials could have been prevented, if people were not just scared to do anything about

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