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The Crucible In this book there are a lot of different themes and without them this book wouldnt be what it is I chose to concentrate on the theme people lie to get themselves out of trouble At first they might know they are lying but as time goes on they may come to believe their own lie because it becomes so real to them Abigail and the girls accuse many people of witchcraft In the beginning they said they saw people with the devil just to get them out of trouble for dancing in the woods They lie because they are afraid Obviously Abby accuses Elizabeth intentionally and Mr Putnam had has daughter accuse his neighbor because he wants more land But over time I think that the girls start to believe that the people they are accusing are actually witches Abigail has bruises and cuts all over her body which she put there herself but why would she hurt herself just to accuse all these people Im holes and pins all over from their damned needles and pins And George Jacobs - he comes again and again with his stick - the same spot every night all week Look at the lump I have 155 She also says The jab your wife Elizabeth gave me hasnt heeled yet I think sometimes she picks it open again while I sleep 155 Why would she say this I think she believes it Judge Danforth is a very well know judge and is brought in to judge these cases of witchcraft Obviously he is under a lot of pressure to convict the people who are accused Everyone thinks Abigail is a saint and if he disagrees with her that wont look good Also people would think he is weak if he didnt convict some people At the beginning he knows that the evidence is made up but it is good enough for him so he convicted
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