Crucible Lying Notes for an essay on human weaknesses that are prominent in the Crucible Lying (pg. 10 – Abigail Williams) Abigail lied to Parris when he asked if she had slept with Proctor. (pg. 17 – All the Girls) They all agreed to say that they had only danced, nothing more. (pg. 109 – Elizabeth Proctor) Goody Proctor lied in court and said that her husband had not committed lechery.
Greed (pg. 29 – Thomas Putnam) Mr. Putnam got angry with John Proctor for taking wood from what he thought was his own land when really Proctor bought it from Goody Nurses husband five months ago. (pg. 63 – Reverend Parris) Parris thought he needed golden candlesticks for the church so he had preached nothing but golden candlesticks until he had them.
(Abigail Williams) Abigail wanted to marry John Proctor and when he let her know he only loved Elizabeth, Abigail tried to get rid of Elizabeth. Lack of Strength (pg. 42 – Tituba) Tituba could not take the abuse she was getting any longer so she gave in and confessed to compacting with the Devil. (pg. 113 – Mary Warren) Mary was not strong enough to stand up to the girls and she turned on John Proctor and said that he was the Devils man.
(Deputy Governor Danforth) Danforth could not stop hanging people when he knew they were innocent because he had already killed so many, he was not strong enough to take responsibility for his error.