Worth Dying For Life In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Worth Dying For Life is a precious gift given to humankind by God. It leads to friendship, family, love and even more. Although life combines tragedy and splendor it is entirely worth living and no other human has the right to determine whether you live or die. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Reverend Hale tells Elizabeth Proctor “ No principle however glorious is worth dying for.” His argument that it is better to give false confession than to die for a principle of belief is incorrect. Throughout history there has been countless number of people who have died for giving the truth other than denying their belief. Although death is painful, for many like Thomas More, Jesus, and American soldiers it is better to sacrifice…show more content…
More refused to attend coronation of the Queen of England, and denied to acknowledge King Henry VII as head of the church of England. Before his sentencing More spoke freely of his belief that “No temporal man may be head of the spirituality.” For this being, he was charged with high treason and was later decapitated. Although More was given a second chance to save his life he decided to stay true to his principles. Four hundred years later Thomas More was declared the patron saint of lawyers and statesmen and now is celebrated and exalted as a saint in the Catholic church for his bravery. Another example against Hale’s is soldiers of the United States of America. Soldiers go into battle stripped of their freedom to life. As a human we are given the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On the other hand, Soldiers are limited to this amendment by choice. They fight for our freedom and the freedom of their beloved. Everyday there is a soldier somewhere giving their all for our everything. Their duty is worth dying for others; there is no other more honorable distinction than

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