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Topics: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, Daniel Day-Lewis Pages: 2 (444 words) Published: November 2, 2014
Whatever one may try to do to escape the behavior of lying is simply an element of human nature that cannot be avoided. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, many characters commit the sin of dishonesty, each with a different motive. The strict Puritan setting of the play often forces the characters to compromise their honesty because they feel as though their only solution is to lie.

Even though Abagail and John Proctor did have an affair, Proctor denies the act. "Wipe it out of your mind. We never touched, Abby." Proctor, knowing very well that they did have an affair, denies it in a dishonest manner. He doesn't want to reveal his dishonesty, knowing, that he cheated on his wife. Abagail will not allow him to let the sin down. He is terrified that Abby will reveal what he has committed and everyone will fi Whatever one may try to do to escape the behavior of lying is simply an element of human nature that cannot be avoided. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, many characters commit the sin of dishonesty, each with a different motive. The strict Puritan setting of the play often forces the characters to compromise their honesty because they feel as though their only solution is to lie.

Even though Abagail and John Proctor did have an affair, Proctor denies the act. "Wipe it out of your mind. We never touched, Abby." Proctor, knowing very well that they did have an affair, denies it in a dishonest manner. He doesn't want to reveal his dishonesty, knowing, that he cheated on his wife. Abagail will not allow him to let the sin down. He is terrified that Abby will reveal what he has committed and everyone will fi Whatever one may try to do to escape the behavior of lying is simply an element of human nature that cannot be avoided. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, many characters commit the sin of dishonesty, each with a different motive. The strict Puritan setting of the play often forces the characters to compromise their honesty...
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