The abuse of power within the Church is clear as well as the corruption of the court.
The life of a Puritan citizen was unfair and unfortunate.
His hypocrisy within the Church has started much conflict between the witch trials and John Proctor.
Throughout the play, a few characters use the power they hold to their advantage.
In a Puritan civilization, the amount of power the Church and the court had on the citizens was unfair.
The Church was depended on to make laws and the court acted as a threat and intimidated civilians to obey the laws.
Due to the defiling of the Church and Laws, many lives were lost, ruined, and gloomy Miller, Arthur.
Hypocrisy in Arthur Miller's The Crucible “I want to open myself! I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus! Hypocrisy is the issue that many characters suffered from in the novel.
It was John Proctors reluctance to get involved that led to the downfall of him as well as the Another instance of hypocrisy committed by a character during the play is when Abigail opened herself to Jesus. I want the light of god, I want the sweet love of Jesus,” in these lines Abigail is claiming that she is rid of the devils power over her and she would like to come back to the good graces of god (Miller, 189).
In reality Abigail’s outcry was in no way a declaration of herself to god but rather a deceitful objection to make the appearance of innocence in front of the unknowing spectators.