Topics: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, John Proctor Pages: 1 (379 words) Published: April 8, 2013
English 3
The Crucible: The Power of Forgiveness

In the story The Crucible the author Arthur Miller showed me more forgiveness in this story then any other story I’ve read. Out of all the characters in this story, three stuck out the most to me witch were John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Abagail Williams. John and Elizabeth were your good hearted Christians that would do anything for anyone, but everyone in the town looked up to John. Although John Proctor was the good man that he was, he made a mistake of having an affair with his servant Abagail Williams, a 17 year old disturbed girl. Even though he confessed to Elizabeth nothing was ever the same. Abagail led a group of young girls who accused many innocent people of witchcraft, mostly doing this to have Elizabeth hanged and get John in the end. She was also lashing out at Elizabeth from being fired from her long term job as there servant. This event sparked a flame that grew into a uncontrollable fire. The Cruicible is a novel of so many emotions and Arthur Miller demonstrates them very well with all his characters. Each character is very distinct in there own way and he also distinguishes each one very well. I really enjoyed reading this novel even though the outcome of the story was very sad. This novel showed forgiveness in people in many ways that I didn’t think was possible. I have found forgiveness in my life and I know It is essential for the human being. In salem, many of the Puritans rules were very strict and many of the people were more worried about themselves then the well being of others but John, Elizabeth, Reverend Hale and few others didn’t back down even when death looked them straight in the eyes. They didn’t have a system in which you could prove yourself innocent so many unjust accusations were made on innocent people. This novel definitely brought out a lot of emotions in me and Im glad I and the experience to read and watch The Cruicible....
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