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    Mary Warren is an important character in Arthur Miller’s play, THE CRUCIBLE. Much of the action in Act III revolves around Mary’s testimony in court. She is a kind and basically honest girl who tries to do the right thing, saving her friends from harm. However, throughout Acts I and II, Mary is a follower who allows Abigail Williams to negatively influence her good judgment. To make matters worse, Mary is terrified of Abigail’s threats. Because of her weak will, the reader isn’t certain if Mary will

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    person and get them to act unusually. Mary Warren makes the decision to switch between siding with the girls and with Proctor out of fear for her life, yet only some of her decisions are justified as only sometimes she was trying to make the right decision and others were to save herself. Mary Warren is justified in her decision to switch from the girls side to Proctor’s as she was trying to make the right decision even though her fear was holding her back. Mary Warren finds it very hard to side with

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    Through the play, the character Mary Warren is depicted as a shy and powerless girl until she finally gains some control over the lives of people through her lies. This results in being labeled as an antagonist of the story, but she has traits similar to a protagonist which contradicts her character. In the end, Mary Warren is still a villain through her selfish and inconsiderate actions in the play. Mary Warren is a villainous character due to her poor choice of actions. Mary uses excuses to avoid trouble

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    significantly as a result of events, conflicts, or other forces. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Mary Warren, the young servant of the Proctor’s is a dynamic character. Throughout the play, Mary’s personality takes a turn for the better. At the beginning of the play, Mary is shy, timid girl who hides in the shadows of Abigail Williams and lets people walk all over her. As the play develops, Mary realizes that what Abigail is doing isn’t right and rebels against Abby. Instead of following Abby,

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    Aaliyah Muniz Mrs. Silva AP Language and Composition 04 October 2017 Mary Warren Moral ambiguity is lack of sense in ethical decision-making. This means morally ambiguous characters are difficult to classify as either good or evil, as they contain strong aspects of both. These types of characters generally have real problems, causing their inner conflicts, which also makes them sympathetic. Stories that have morally ambiguous characters usually create built-in tension, because there is always

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    trials. In The Crucible, the theme of hypocrisy plagues the pages and the three characters that exemplify this theme the most are Danforth, Paris, and Mary Warren. One character that seemed to fall into the social trap of hypocrisy is Judge Danforth. When questioning Mary Warren about her sudden decision to tell the truth, Danforth ridicules Mary when saying, "How were you instructed in your life? Do you not know that God damns all liars?" (94). The Judge sees himself as part of the "elect"

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    I - I promise you, Mr. Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I did not.” This was an important part of the book because Mary Warren finally confessed that all of the girls were lying so they would not her in trouble. Proctor had begged Mary Warren to confess but when she finally had the guts to do it, it backfired. Abby freaked out and told the whole court that Mary Warren was lying and that they were innocent. This also proves that Abby is sinful because she lied to many people on a daily basis

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    story, Abigail Williams was the ringleader of the witch trials, and she used the idea of predestination to cover up her own sins. Abigail was a very manipulative girl and ruined many lives. John Proctor, Mary Warren, and Elizabeth Proctor were just a few of the victims in Abby’s game. John, Mary, and Elizabeth exhibit the traits courage, weakness, and truth, whether it was in a positive or negative way. Based on the Merriam Webster dictionary, courage is defined as the,“mental or moral strength

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    Honesty is being fair and truthful to others. Honesty creates strong relationships in everyday life while dishonesty does the exact opposite and destroys relationships. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, dishonesty is linked to the main cause and also it affects the evidence of the Salem witch trials of 1692. In the beginning, a group of girls get caught dancing in the woods. One of the girls from the group, Betty, begins acting peculiar. Rumors begin to be spread throughout Salem that it is

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    there’s a problem people tend to blame anyone they can, cause they think why not? But when it comes to The Crucible almost every character could be blamed for making witchcraft a big deal. But three major characters come to mind Judge Danforth, Mary Warren, and The Putnams. The Putnams can be blamed for the events in The Crucible. Some proof to this is that Thomas Putnam forced his daughter to say the names of people who came in contact with the devil for land. Evidence is when Giles says

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