The Crucible Reputation Analysis

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Morgan Laroe 10-3-12 The Importance of Reputation Hundreds of years ago, the word reputation meant a lot more than it does today people were more worried about what others thought of them and having a good reputation was important to many of people. In the crucible the events that occurred the cheating and the affairs were more serious then than it would be today. In today’s society , individuals do not care for their name as much as they used to, and there is a lack of respect for it. The importance of reputation plays a large role in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Miller shows the actions of other characters and how their reputation is perceived by others. Mr. Parris catches the girls in the woods dancing, and now…show more content…
If he does his life will be saved. He cannot lie. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!…” (Miller act 3). He would not be able to live with himself knowing that he lied. He saved his reputation, and the tremendous act to do so was very noble. He knows what it takes to have a good name. The importance of reputation was displayed at the end of the play. John ends up confessing to having an affair with Abigail because he is trying to get his wife, Elizabeth or goody proctor out of prison. by telling the truth about his affair with Abigail it shows that Abigail is making false accusations about Elizabeth harming her as she just wants to hurt her lovers wife because john ultimately chose Elizabeth over Abigail. however in telling the truth about this he needs his wife to do the same. Elizabeth does not know that john has confessed so she lies to save his good name and pride, in doing so she damns them both. The importance of reputation escalated throughout the story. Written by Arthur Miller, The Crucible shows the actions of other characters and how their reputation is perceived by others. The characters know what it means to have a good name, and a lot of what they care about is there name. Their actions reflect their reputation. Reputation plays a large role in Salem, and the characters show

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