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The Crucible Analysis

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to the people of Salem. The comparison of the two time periods led to the writing of The Crucible.
The destruction of lives is a theme that is very evident in The Crucible because throughout the whole play almost everyone that was accused of practicing witchcraft was charged as guilty and in turn their lives were ruined. Even the people that were deemed innocent and good citizens by the community of Salem were falsely accused. Rebecca Nurse is a prime example of someone who was seen as very respectable and kind was falsely accused with little to no physical or practical evidence. Rebecca Nurse was accused by Mary Walcott, Mercy Lewis and Elizabeth Hubbard. While in court Rebecca Nurse tilted her head and the girls also followed the same motion as Rebecca Nurse and the people in court then indicted her for witchcraft. This is just one of many examples of the destruction of lives; even the people that tried to defend Rebecca were seen guilty also. Martha Corey’s live was also ruined by the unsubstantiated claims of the prosecutors. In Act 1 Scene 2 Martha Corey is accused of witchcraft because she reads strange books and she sold pigs that later died and was accused of bewitching the pigs. Martha Corey’s life was ruined because of all the false claims that were made against here and this is a common theme throughout because each character has their own crucible which usually results in their life being destroyed.
Another character whose life is ruined is John Proctor. John Proctor is sent to jail because he is accused of witchcraft. He is so mad that everyone is so blind to what the girls are doing and that the judges are letting them control the fate and destruction of so many lives. He is also deemed as practicin...

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...the Devil and his followers and now he finally sees that there are not any. Hope even plays a role in Reverend Paris’ crucible when he asks Judge Danforth to postpone the executions. He fears that if Salem sees such respectable people like John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse hung that they will revolt. He understands that they are innocent and although he wants to let them go because of his own personal reasons he still represents hope in The Crucible. Since the beginning all Reverend Paris was concerned about was his reputation and he knew that the Witch Trials was a big mistake and he shows his guilt in Act 4. Although these characters hope does not translate into their fates it is good that in their destruction they still had something to hold on to. Almost every character in The Crucible try to correct their wrongs at the end of the play, but by that time it is to l