The Crucible Quote Analysis

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The Crucible In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor uses the bible quote, “Do thou good and no harm shall com unto thee” to give advice to Mary Warren while she is on trial. This quote can be used as the theme of almost every occurrence during the play. The first performance of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible was on January 22, 1953, and tells of the events of the Salem Witch Trials. During this time, religion was very important among the people. And fearing God was the greatest rule. In very basic words, the play has a reoccurrence of having to choose either saving yourself and condemning others, or condemning yourself to save others. This relates very well back to Proctors advice. Many characters are accused of witchcraft and are killed unless they confess and point out others who were also partnered in witchcraft. The correlation of doing ‘good’ and ‘harm’ done, are very strong in many main characters throughout the play. However, is this good advice from Proctor? Through many examples in the play, this proves to be excellent advice. From the very opening scene,…show more content…
In our modern day world, if everyone kept to his words, there would be no harm to anyone. In the beginning of the play, if the girls would have heard Proctors advice, the rest of the story would not have developed. The play would have been shortened quite a bit. Also, if other characters such as Parris, Proctor himself, Hale, Danforth, and many others would have heard and followed Proctors advice, there really wouldn’t be much to The Crucible. To add to Proctors advice, if you do good and tell the truth, you will have no harm come unto you and you will be saved. But if you do evil, and lie to save yourself temporarily, you will have harm come your way and you could end up worse than those who were hanged. So in the end Proctor gave amazing advice. If only him and his fellow characters would have followed it a little

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