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"The Crucible": The Natural Effects of Forgiveness

Summary: An important theme in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" is forgiveness and self-forgiveness. Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves rather than to others; it is an essential human trait of inner healing that we forget and tend to deny ourselves. The residents of Salem, particularly John, Elizabeth, and Abigail, and their inability to forgive serve as examples of this theme.
The Natural Effects of Self-forgiveness

We often think of forgiveness as something that someone who has done us wrong must ask of us. It is a gift that you give to yourself, not to others. Forgiveness is a process of inner healing, a feeling that you know you've done wrong and need to cure, a trait which the people of Salem did not posses. This human trait heals the body of sin which every sinner had throughout the play such as Abigail, Elizabeth, and Proctor.

Elizabeth and John are both plagued with dishonesty and tension since they were married to each other. Isolated and bewildered by masking each other's true emotion, their lack of forgiveness slowly tears them apart, separating them further from each other. For example, while at dinner Elizabeth develops a suspicion on Proctor "Spare me! You forget nothin' and forgive...

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