English 3 – Block 6
September 21, 2017
Honorable Actions in Corrupt Society
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do”. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, many people in Salem are falsely accused of witchcraft due to a corrupt society. In reaction to being falsely accused and seeing people being falsely accused, only few did the honorable action to attempt to tell the truth. Acting honorably in a corrupt society is an extremely brave action due to the consequences that could follow including not being believed and being accused of lies, being incarcerated due to not exposing someone else, and being sentenced to death.
Many people in Salem started to blame others for their actions to benefit themselves instead of doing the honorable action due to not wanting the consequences coming with the actions. While Abigail was talking to betty when she woke up, Betty accuses and remembers she saw Abigail drinking blood to kill John Proctor’s wife and Abigail responds, “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of...