Essay On Hypocrisy In The Crucible
In conclusion the Crucible is an elucidation on specific flaws of humans that are exemplified by personas in the story.Arthur Miller creates these characters with certain attributes and put them in unique situations to help explain the natural aberrations of humans.
The fear and lack of mental stability of these characters are a pivotal reason as to why these trials took place.It was Parris’s fear of his reputation being tarnished by his daughter’ssickness that led him to bring John Hale which eventually spirals down to the whole witch hunting hysteria.It was Tituba’s fear of being hanged that led her to accuse all those people of being involved with the devil.Proctor gives an example of Parris’ selfish nature.He, as a reverend, wants to be remembered as somewhat of a deity.The tragic hero of the story John Proctor also exemplifies hypocrisy.When asked to recite his commandment Proctor whether intentionally or forgetfully fails to mention “thou shall not commit adultery.” Proctor claimed to be man of god even though his prior sins with Abigail violated this very commandment.The abuse of power within the Church is clear as well as the corruption of the court. The life of a Puritan citizen was unfair and unfortunate. Parris knew this and abused his power as the Reverend of Salem.“He cut a villainous path, and there is very little good to be said for him.