Crucible Essay, An Analysis Of The Major Characters The Insight Of The Characters.

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The Crucible EssayCrucible, a word that has taught a valuable lesson in this book, is a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact to produce something new. Not only does this describe the book to it's fullest extent, but, "The Crucible" gives us examples of insight. The main characters are as follows. John proctor, a farmer who is stern and hates hypocrisy. John is married to a women named Elizabeth. Although he is married, he has a hidden affair with a women named Abigail Williams. Elizabeth, John's wife, has high moral standards, you could say she's virtuous -but can be cold sometimes. Hale is a committed Christian and reverend who is said to be an expert of witchcraft. These characters are not only the most important ones in the book, but they are also the characters with the most capacity to gain an accurate and intuitive understanding of something, or insight as they call it.Elizabeth Proctor plays a very important role in The Crucible. She is a women of honesty who has great confidence in the ability of a person to stay righteous. Because of her honest and kind reputation, this causes John to be punished when Elizabeth lies about his affair with Abigail, thinking that it will save John. Elizabeth can also be cold and demanding. Her insight into John is that she questions if he is a moral man or not because of his affair. She knows that he is a good man, but good and moral are two different things. Elizabeth's insight on herself is that she feels that she may have driven John to adultery. She also understand that her suspicions made their marriage tense because she never confronted him about it, so it built up inside of her.Hale is a hater of witchcraft, and believes that he knows everything about it. At first Hale is the force behind the witch trials, always trying to make people confess but as the...

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