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Since the beginning of man the ideology of revenge has been established With Kane bringing down the stone on Abel came the concept of revenge It is something that everyone has done and everyone has wanted to do Revenge corrupts peoples minds trying to persuade them to do things that are unethical in order for ones own benefit The Crucible by Arthur Miller displays many of these characteristics Many of the characters disregard their own values in seek of a vicious revenge They capitalize on peoples fears of witchcraft and the devil Taking great pleasure in putting the blame on others is a trait many of these evil characters possess In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the concepts of revenge are splattered throughout the novel like a partners paint on a canvas through the vandalistic characters of the Putnams Parris and Abigail Ann and Thomas Putnam keenly display the concept of vengeance They strive to be well but cannot Thomas Putnam seeks revenge on both Parris and Proctor Putnams brother-in-law Bayley is seeking a position in the ministry Parris seizes this position upsetting Putnam wanting Putnam to seek revenge on Parris This quote from the text illustrates this point He Putnam was a man of many grievancesBayley had been turned down as minister at Salem 1041 Putnam also claims that his grandfather gave him land in his will and is thoroughly dismayed when Proctor says that the land is not his Proctor believes that Putnams grandfather gave Putnam land that was not his to begin with This is stated when Proctor says Your grandfather had a habit of willing land that never belonged to him if I may say plain 1050 Thomas Putnams wife Ann Putnam seeks retribution on Rebecca Nurse because of Ann has only one child while Rebecca has eleven Ann gets upset and accuses Rebecca Nurse of killing her babies and accuses her of witchcraft in order to feel better about
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