a look inside the crucible
“A look inside The Crucible”
The Crucible By Arthur Miller is an interesting story based on the Salem witch trials.
The characters in the Crucible have allot of inner and outer conflicts with themselves and
each other. Many of the characters in the story show that dying with honor is better than
living with guilt.
The Crucible has many themes. One of the central themes in my opinion is greed. Many of
the characters in the story like Thomas Putnam, show large amounts of greed. Putnam was
caught being greedy when Giles Corey announced in court, “My proof is there. If Jacobs
hangs for a witch he forfeit up his property – that’s law! And there is none but Putnam
with the coin to buy so great a piece. This man is killing his neighbors for their
land.”(1228) Abigail Williams is another character who shows a large amount of greediness
though out the story. Abigail tells many greedy lies like when she said, ”It were Ms.
Procter who stuck two inches in the flesh of my belly.”(1215) Greed is one of the main
problems because it fuels the witch accusations and in tern causes the deaths of many.
Another one of the central themes is fear. Giles Corey shows his fear of the court when