The Crucible Essay

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1 / 22/ 11 THE CRUCBLE ESSAY. BY: STARDASHA LOWMAN If a person is frightened enough they allow that fear to over cloud their better judgment and commonsense. In the book “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller the characters allowed their fear of witches to take over their better judgment and turn on each other. In the book they allowed their fear of witches to overpower their commonsense and misused their authority. They were so frightened that they were going to be seen as witches and doing witchcraft that they sold out their neighbors in order to protect their names. In the book the town was very religious that the fear of any one being witches took over the town. Fear played a huge part in the town’s decisions they made. In the book “The Crucible”, the characters allowed their fear of witches and witchcraft made them become dishonest. In ‘The Crucible’ Proctor committed adultery with Abigail, Abigail ended up falling in love with Proctor so much that she claimed Proctor’s wife of doing witchcraft in order to be with him. The town was so scared of people being witches and doing witchcraft that they didn’t care if Abigail was lying or not. Proctor also lied in order to prove his wife’s innocence. In the book the characters were dishonest not only to protect their loved ones lives but as well as theirs. Fear played a big part in making these characters dishonest because, it was them being scared of witches and witchcraft that they ended up lying. In the book “The Crucible”, the town

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