Examples Of Honesty In The Crucible

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Crucible: Test of Pride Honesty and Love A crucible is a word that symbolizes a test or trial. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, deals with a witch hunt that took place in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. In this witch hunt, Miller found parallels to the “Red Hunt” that was being conducted in the 1950’s in Washington D.C., by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Arthur Miller is often considered to be one of the greatest play writers of the late 20th century. In the play entitled, The Crucible, four characters including John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Proctor, and Giles Cory, all endure a test of which all pass except for Abigail Williams who fails. John Proctor’s test is a test of pride and by the end of the play he eventually passes. At the beginning of the play Proctor is a lying, unpleasant, man but he slowly undergoes a character change and becomes a honest, dignified being. For example, Proctor is a good man, but he has a secret flaw, he had an affair with Abigail Williams and cheated on his pregnant wife. He admits to his wife his mistakes, but he doesn’t want it to spread because he wants to keep his good name. He knows he has sinned and his consciousness…show more content…
John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Giles Cory, are among the few characters in the play that pass their tests. Abigail Williams, on the other hand, is one of the characters who fails her test. The town of which they live in, Salem Massachusetts is corrupted by lies and manipulations. The distinction between the truth and lies and between good and bad was fogged up but the manipulation and fear of public opinion. The town of Salem is deeply religious and is willing to believe the world of deceitful young women rather than in the integrity of truthful beings. The witch hunt was a true meaningful test of pride dignity, honesty, and

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