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Conflict Group Assignment Crucible

There are several conflicts. 

Elizabeth and John Proctor are in conflict with one another because John has had an affair with Abigail Williams, a young woman who used to work for them and whom Elizabeth fired due to her involvement with John.

Abigail hates Elizabeth for firing her and taking her away from close proximity to John.

The Putnams are in conflict with almost everyone since he wants everyone else's land and has attempted on...

There are several conflicts. 

Elizabeth and John Proctor are in conflict with one another because John has had an affair with Abigail Williams, a young woman who used to work for them and whom Elizabeth fired due to her involvement with John.

Abigail hates Elizabeth for firing her and taking her away from close proximity to John.

The Putnams are in conflict with almost everyone since he wants everyone else's land and has attempted on several occasions to get it, and all of their children except one has died.  Goody Putnam is jealous of others whose children and grandchildren are healthy when hers have not survived--Goody Nurse is especially the target of Goody Putnam's ire.

Tituba is in conflict with almost the entire town when they accuse her of dancing with the devil.  She finally admits it and names names of others in the community whom she has supposedly seen with the devil.  She does this to protect her own life--they target her since she is a foreigner and because she was caught with the girls dancing and casting spells in the forest.

Mary Warren is in conflict with the other girls when she wants to tell the truth about the accusation against Elizabeth Proctor and they all continue to play along with Abigail's farce.

Goody Nurse, John Proctor, and others are in conflict with the town when they face the charges of being witches and dealing with the devil.

John is in conflict with himself--to lie and save himself or stand for his honor.

Moral Conflict in the The Crucible Essay examples

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Moral Conflict in the The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a great portrayal of humans and their struggles. This

play takes place in the 1690’s in Salem, a small Puritan community based on a rigid social

system, where an outbreak of rumors claiming witchcraft contaminated the small village. The

witch hysteria was initiated by a group of young girls (headed by Abigail Williams,) who were

afraid of being accused of swaying from the strict regulations. This caused conflict among the

people of the community and ultimately resulted in absolute chaos. I am going to write about

three of the main characters, Reverend Hale, John Proctor and Mary Warren, who have some of

the most intense internal and…show more content…

Here begins the Reverend’s inner turmoil. With scrutiny, he looks at

himself and tries to figure out which way to go. Should he continue with what he is doing and

listen to Judge Danforth or should he listen to his conscience? He does try a feeble attempt to

talk to Danforth and explain how the unjust the court actions are, but again, his inner struggle

pulls him back to a more moderate stand. Hale then decides to persuade the wrongly accused to

confess witchcraft. At least this will save them from death by hanging. He preaches perjury to

the people, even though this is also against their religion. Hale’s principles were ridden with guilt

and sadness because of his struggle with himself. Not only does Hale question himself, and

Danforth, but he questions his religion. Near the end of Act IV, Hale tells Elizabeth that

following religion is not worth it if religion can justify the death of so many innocent people

without credible evidence. This is the ultimate reproach, and Hale ends up leaving after the

hangings, with the weight of 19 innocent people (including the good names of Rebecca Nurse,

Martha Corey and John Proctor,) dead, which rests somewhat on his shoulders.

John Proctor a farmer and village commoner is similarly faced with an inner turmoil. He,

as well as Giles Corey and Rebecca Nurse became very prominent people and were respected in

Salem. Because of his role in the

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