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The Crucible was written by a written by Arthur Miller. This book is about the Salem Witch trials in the 1600's. There was an emphasis on braking the Ten Commandments with in the characters of this book The Crucible. Three characters that broke the Ten Commandments that were emphasized in the book were Abigail William, Reverend Parris, and John Proctor. These were the people that broke some of the commandments that were main character in the story.

John Proctor was a man who broke commandment. One of the commandments that he broke the one that says "you shall not commit adultery". He committed this with Abigail Williams. I think that he was very sorry for that sin that he committed. He was so sorry, he even tried to apologize to his wife but in fact he was a very bad man for doing what he did with Abigail Williams.

Another commandment he broke was lying. "You shall not lie" is the commandment that he broke. He lied to his wife and to the court. Proctor was just trying to stay alive for his wife and kids that was the reason that he lied. This was not just but it was necessary for him to survive. He did these things for his family but on the other hand he wouldn't have to if he never committed adultery. "You shall not God's name in vane" was a commandment that John Proctor broke. The reason he said this was because he was innocent and no one believe him and he didn't want to get hanged. The reason he also said this was he knew that the girls were lying about the people that were getting killed. These are the commandments that John Proctor broke but he did it all for right and rough reasons for him self and for his loved ones.

Abigail Williams was one of the characters who broke many of the commandments in the book. One of the commandments that she broke was "you shall not steal" is just one of many commandments that that Abigail broke. She stole her uncle money and gold after doing what she did in the town. She lied about the people that she got killed. She said that they were practicing witchcraft even though they were not doing so. She said so these things so she wouldn't get into trouble. Another Commandment that Abigail William broke was "you shall not lie". She lied about the people and said that doing witch craft. She said these things about the people she didn't like. The people were people were charged and put to death. They were all innocent. The judge just believed in what she said. She acted like the people were witches buy they were not. Abigail also committed adultery with John Proctor while his wife was sick. She did this because she fell in love with Proctor and she knew that his wife was sick and he needed someone to love him the way his wife did. She knew this was rough and she still did it. With so many commandments to pick from that Abigail broke these were just three of them.

Reverend Parris was one of the main town influences in the town buy everybody knew that he broke some of the commandments, well just the ones that didn't like him. A commandment he broke was "you shall not have an idol". Reverend Parris's idol was money. He cared about money more then everything else. He would convict people even though he knew they were innocent to get their land to make money off their land. Another commandment he broke was "you shall not lie", he lied about Abigail and what she was doing in the woods. He lied so that his name would not be looked upon as a bad person. He also didn't want to loose he spot as the reverend of the town of Salem. He cared about himself and lied and got some people got killed from his lies. "You shall not convent you neighbor" is the other commandment that Parris broke. He like the land his friend's land said they were his. He always tried to take land even though it wasn't his.

Others character in the story broke commandments like Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and John Proctor, even though they also accused the innocent people of witchcraft. This shows that there ways the judging in methods in town was not very good. At least the town realized their bad judgments and put an end to the killing of innocent people but this didn't happen for many years after this incident.