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Crucible Essay Have you ever made a mistake? Of course you have because we all know nobody is perfect. Did you ever wonder how a mistake could deeply affect on how you act in the future? Maybe you have and maybe you haven't. Your probably thinking right now why the way you act now has anything to do with a mistake that you did back then. The truth is it does and in the famous play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor made a mistake that affected his life in the present. Little mistakes like mine to major mistakes like John Proctor's and how we both made wrong choices. And had it really hurt us at the end."A mistake you made in the past prevents you from acting in the correct way in the present or future is one of the themes in Arthur Miller's The Crucible that I have chosen to write my essay with. I chose it because I had my own experience involving that particular theme. A character in The Crucible that also was involved with this them was John Proctor but mine was not as serious as his. When you turn sixteen it's a triumph of joy and a feat that you have accomplished. Finally you're a teenager, and only two more years of high school to go, and best of all finally your able to get that most prized possession, the driver's license. I know how excited I was when I turned, to the magical numbers of one and six. I was now eligible for taking the Drivers Test at the DMV. My appointment was scheduled in two months and every chance I can get to drive I took. Yet when I drove I didn't drive according to the DMV I drove like the average driver, which is not very good. Two months seemed to whiz pass so soon and before I knew the Drivers Test were just a couple of days away. Dumbfounded I thought, "I don't need to practice I've been practicing ever since I got my permit." Well, the day of the test came and I lasted only five minutes before rolling back into the DMV parking lot. I failed doing a critical error. My mistake was not as serious as a man named Proctor in the dramatic play The Crucible. John Proctor is a well respected, even tempered, and not an easily led man in a small town of Salem. Where everyone knows each other pretty well and when an incident happens the whole town knows about it like a fast spreading wildfire. But John Proctor is hiding a deep dark secret only he and whom he conflicted with know and an innocent person hurt by it. "Thou shall not commit adultery" one of the Ten Commandments that are followed obediently by this "Puritan" town. John Proctor has committed adultery with Abigail Williams while he was already married to Elizabeth. A serious crime was unknown to the town but suspicions arose when Elizabeth fired Abigail. But life went on and nobody cared for it until the Salem Witch Trials needed to be put to and end for good. The only way to stop Abigail and the girls was for John to confess that he committed adultery with Abigail. No one wants to blacken their name by such a confession and the embarrassment it...

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