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The theme of The Crucible a play written by Arthur Miller is about Good versus Evil This is portrayed throughout the book even though it is just a witch-hunt The people are uneducated but in their time it is portrayed as Good vs Evil Abigail Mr Proctor and the whole town raise the question of whether or not the battle of Good vs Evil is won when it is simply superstition or off of a whim Abigail Williams is the center of all that is evil in the story The battle between the centers of good and evil is the most important of the themes Abigail sets off the sense of hate in the play She attempts to lure Proctor into adultery and other unlawful acts which all go against the Puritan religion She was also criticized for her dancing To escape punishment for such actions she uses someone else as a scapegoat and does not care who she takes down with her She knows her life is ruined and shes going to bring as many people down with her as she can Later when she grows into power and influence she enjoys sending innocent people their deaths She takes pleasure in her mayhem and thrives on the attention and power that they bring her These are the aspects of being evil Power attention and abuse of the power you have Therefore she is labeled with being the evil character in the novel She uses cloaks her evil actions disguising them as good by admitting who was with the devil Of course the people she accuses are actually innocent but she has the ability to manipulate people into believing that she is doing good This is an excellent example of her abusing her power John Proctor was a heroic martyr at the end when he falsely admits that he was with Satan all a long John Proctor is obviously the center of good
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