The Crucible

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Jay’Yona Torres
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3 October 2012 The Crucible

In the Crucible, people will save themselves if they are in danger, even if it means to destroy others. I think this means when people know they did something wrong, there first instinct is to protect themselves. The examples that I would use are that Abigail destroyed Tituba, Mary Warren destroyed John Proctor, Betty destroyed the old man with the beard, and Abigail also destroyed Elizabeth Proctor. My examples will prove that these girls were selfish and that they would do anything to anyone just to save/protect themselves. Abigail Williams destroyed many people because she wanted to save herself. For example, she destroyed Tituba. She told her uncle and the expert on witch craft that it was all Tituba. She made Tituba say that she saw the devil and she spoke with him. She watched them beat her, when she really didn’t do anything wrong. All they really did was dance and they tried to say that but Abigail didn’t even want to tell them that because she didn’t want to get beat and she didn’t anything bad to happened to her. I think that this shows that she was very selfish. All she did was think about herself, she didn’t care about anyone else and anyone else’s feelings. I think this proves that people will save themselves if they are in danger, even if it means destroying others. Mary Warren was one of the girls that were also in the woods with Abigail along with many others. Mary Warren was the servant in the Proctor household. She also blamed someone to save herself. Mary told John Proctor what really happened in the woods that night. He demanded that she tell the court or he would kill her. So, her and John Proctor went to the court and Mary told the…...

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