By: Joseph Pobre
I saw Elizabeth Proctor with the Devil
By Joseph Pobre
John is the Devil's man
The theme of the Crucible is the spread of witchcraft due to dishonesty. "But we never conjured spirits" (Miller 463). This quote shows how Abigail lies about what the girls did in the forest. This was one of the first dishonest comment of many more to come. The picture shows the girls in the forrest dancing around the fire.
The character most contributes to the theme is Abigail Williams. During the trial, she is the person who brings up Elizabeth Proctor's name to get rid of her. "She wants me dead, John, you know it!"(493). This shows how Abigail made up a lie about Elizabeth being included in witchcraft. The picture shows Abigail saying she saw Elizabeth with the Devil which makes her part of witchcraft.
Mary Warren, who was originally on Proctor's side, now claims John is a man of the Devil after all of the girls turn on her. "(pointing at Proctor). You’re the Devil’s man! (He is stopped in his tracks.)"(524). This shows how when the girls gang up against Mary, she switches up her story and goes against John, who she was trying to help originally. The picture shows her and the girls calling John the Devil's man.
The problem was not solved because John was hung after dishonestly owning up to witchcraft. As a result of all of the dishonesty in the girls, there were many deaths. The picture illustrates the scene where John is hanged for ripping up the signed confession after saying he took part in witchcraft.
It was the theme of dishonesty that led to the death of many innocent people in the Crucible such as John Proctor.
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