A Victim Without Pardon Essay

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The play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, where at the beginning the society of Salem does not know exactly what the town girls were up to, but there are rumors of them were practicing witchcraft. This start when the girls were dancing in the forest and the Abigail’s cousin saw them. The girls start lying, to protect them self, but also make accusations against innocent people, thinking that in that way they are going to be out of problems. By contrast, how the play continues the accusations and other actions that are going on, start to increase the problem and involve more innocent people of the society. Many of the people refuse to confess the truth because they want to protect their own lives, but this refuse also cause the death of few people at the end. The majority of the events could be unnecessary if Abigail and other people were not lie in the court. Abigail could be stopping the problems that were going on by telling the truth, but she does not. Although Abigail is one of the bigger victims in Salem, where many events in her life have influenced her current behavior, she should not be pardoned from the punishment of her horrific crimes.
The loss of her parents is one of the sad events that influence her to start drama and lie about innocent people town. At the beginning, Abigail is described as an orphan and with an endless capacity for dissembling (169). To be an orphan was one of the temporal disadvantages that she had in her past, before to move to live with her uncle Reverend Parris (The minister of Salem’s Church) and her cousin Betty Parris. Abigail’s remainders and past events in her life didn’t permit her to grow with much knowledge about good and bad actions. Also, to be an orphan had an advantage to Abigail, she could use that to excuse herself and make the society to believe that she was innocent and she did not have anything to be with the accusations of...

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