Theme Of Jealousy In The Crucible

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The Crucible The theme jealousy can destroy lives is shown through the actions of Abigail Williams affects Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor and herself. “This can’t work anymore, I love someone else.” Hearing these words can affect many people’s lives, causing them to hurt others around them.” “The Crucible” was written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. The play is about the witch trials that took place in Salem Massachusetts; where many innocent people were accused of witchcraft. Abigail’s actions sent Elizabeth to jail, but also cause John his freedom and life. At the end of act four Proctor refuses to give his name to the court, he clearly stated that he had already gave himself in and told them that he was a man of the devil and that they couldn’t take his name, because that’s the only thing he had left. He made it clear to Danforth and the rest by saying, “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies? Because I am not worth the dust on my feet of them that hang! How may I lie without my name? I have given you my soul, leave me my name!” (pg133). Proctor says that he knew his affair with Abigail was wrong but he deserves to keep his name, which he deserves, freedom. If it weren’t for Abigail and the other village girls accusing innocent people and getting…show more content…
Her jealous acts caused the people she loved to have miserable lives. This not only hurt them but herself. In the middle of Act 2 Abigail accuses Elizabeth Proctor of doing voodoo on her; Abigail had to hurt herself to make it look like the truth. She lifts up her dress and shows John saying, “Why, look at my leg. I’m holes all over from their dammed needles and pins. The jab your wife gave me’s not healed yet, y’know” (pg 140). Jealousy ruins a lot of people’s lives throughout the play especially

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