Sacrifice In The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible he suggest that the only way for Salem to restore order back in the community is sacrifices made by the characters. The term Crucible can be defined metaphorically as a test or trial. There are several characters that have internal trials and beliefs that are put to the test by the circumstances throughout the play. John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Rebecca Nurse are three characters whose sacrifices during the Salem witch trials were necessary to restore the social order back in Salem. John Proctor sacrifices his life to save his kids and his name so that he can keep what little faith is left of him. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and I sign myself to
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