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In the Play The Crucible nothing was the way it seemed Ironically the characters who were known as Puritans religiously good people do not fit that description Many Puritans were out for revenge on enemies abused their power and committed perjury The Crucible was upsetting and Goody Putnam acted crazy by thinking some supernatural power killed her babies The fact that the judges believed her accusation is even worse It seemed easy to prove an innocent person guilty throughout that period of timeDuring the witch trials in Salem Goody Putnam used revenge to victimize Rebecca Nurse Goody Putnams seven babies died while Rebecca Nurses babies grew healthy Thus the jealousy began and in addition revenge would start Goody Putnam blamed Rebecca Nurse for killing her babies while she helped with the delivery When in fact the babies death had nothing to do with Rebecca Nurse The Putnams were out for revenge because of other issues besides the babies death In the past the families argued about land and money and were jealous of one another Thats a motive for revengeAmong all the bad situations throughout the story Parris committed the worst He took advantage of his power as a minister and used lies to cover up his nieces mistakes He didnt tell the truth in court about the girls dancing naked in the woods He also didnt tell the court what he saw because he didnt want them to think less of him and didnt want to lose his authority The town had believed him because he was with GodThroughout the play characters in The Crucible committed numerous crimes Abigail Williams committed perjury by lying in court She lied and sent many to hang and die The convicted had no way to defend themselves She lied about being with John Proctor and made up lies about spirits attacking her such as Mrs Proctor and the poppet She brainwashed the girls to think as she did
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