The Crucible And A Lesson Before Dying Analysis

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With Freedom Come Responsibility “How do people come up with a date and a time to take life from another man?” (Gaines 157). This question is easy to answer if your a soldier in Iraq, but choosing the date to take the life of an innocent human is not right. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, the only people that seemed to be accused were the innocent. A major theme for both novels would be, Recognizing injustice and facing responsibility. The main Characters are the ones that notice the injustice and try to change their corrupted society. Hale; who plays a major role in the Crucible starts off as a hated character. He comes to Salem to help get rid of Satan. He believes the lies of the people…show more content…
Hale states “Excellency, I have signed seventy-two death warrants; I am a minister of the lord, and I dare not take a life without there be proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it” (Miller 966). This shows that Hale understands what he has been doing wrong and wants to stand up for the truth. Grant sees the same thing when he becomes close with Jefferson. Grant hates his society for what there doing to Jefferson. He tries his hardest to fight for his salvation and prove to the white men that they are no hog. In Both stories no one ever had the courage to go against society because they were so use to doing what they were told. Humans should never be given to much power because they wont know how to use it wisely. For example, look at Hitler, Mussolini, Napoleon or Stalin. The people gave them to much power, and they became power hungry tyrants. Both Grant and Hale stood there grounds, and helped the innocent people that don't deserve to die. Grant makes a good point when talking to Vivian, when he says “Suppose someone said something about you-would you want me to just walk away?” (Gaines 209). I remember in 7th grade I overheard a boy talking bad about my friend, and I went up to him and told him to shut up, and that he was a jerk. It felt good because it was the right thing to do. The quote, “The truth will set you free” is true. When you say the truth you have nothing to hide, but if you don't tell the truth it stays locked inside you until you let it

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