Crucible Book Report, Gr.11

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It was a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidd en in

the archives of the true story. It was a play with emotional feelings;

feelings of anger , hate, and evil, yet feelings of manipulation, good, and

pureness. It was the Crucible. A fireball of guilt, evil, and good compiled

into one magnification. The Crucible: Good versus Evil.

The play contained many scenarios of good versus evil, and the characters

who generally possessed these feelings and intentions. But it must be

understood t hat there were the intentions, the incentives, and then the

actions taken out on a person or a group of people. Every character could

either be placed in the intentions under good or bad intentions. Aft er

that, almost every character has mixed feelings of evil or good actions.

The fight between the centre of evil and the centre of good is the

foremost important of the points.

Abigail Williams is the nucleus of all

evil in the story. Sh e is the one who triggers off this sense of hate in

the play. She tempts Proctor into lechery, and comm its unlawful acts which

all are against the Puritan religion. To escape punishment for dancing, she

deflects the actions and blames them on someone else, and does not care how

many lives she ruins. La ter when she grows into power and influence, she

seems to enjoy sending these innocent peopl e their deaths. She takes

pleasure in her lies, and thrives on the attention and power that th ey

bring her. All these are the aspects of being the evil character. Power,

attention, and acts of w rongful doing. Therefore she can be labelled with

being the evil character in the novel. She uses evi l actions disguised as

good by admitting...