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The Crucible by Arthur Miller Book Review

The Crucible by Arthur Miller. A small Puritan town deals with the troubles of lies, integrity, witchcraft, and infidelity. After a regrettable affair committed between Abigail Williams and John Proctor Abigail spreads lies of witchcraft in the town for a mixture of vengeance and deflection. Many innocent people are forced to confess to witchcraft and those who don't are sent to be hung. Proctor must put his integrity first and confess to his adultery to save the lives of others. Although some may say that John Proctor is being a bad father by leaving behind his family he is showing his sons how to be honorable men. John Proctor is justified in dying because he would rather die than live with his inner conflict blacken his name and have his children think he is a liar and dishonorable. John Proctor's decision to die was the only resolution to his inner conflict with himself. The adultery John commits with Abigail causes him to not forgive himself. As Proctor argues with Elizabeth his wife, he professes. Because it speaks deceit and I am honest. But I'll plead no more, I see now your spirit twists around the single error of my life and I will never tear in free 62. Proctor explains how he can never tear the guilt away from him. He clearly regrets his affair and with the knowledge that he will never be able to forgive himself, his commitment to death was his only resolution. As John confesses his adultery to Danforth in Act 3 to save Elizabeth readers detect more of his guilt. "God help me I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat but it is a whore vengeance and you must see it. I set myself entirely in your hands I know you must see it now 110.

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