The truth of Marry Warren

Marry Warren, a slave, women with under the name of Abigale and a follower of witchcraft. In the Crucible Arthur Miller uses lots of quotes to slowly reveal the truth of Marry. This includes the time when Marry warren say to Proctor that she can help Elizabeth to prove her innocent of the toll, however, Marry give other answers in court. “No Sir” “Not Sure” (98, Marry). This is the Answer from Marry when Procter and Danforth asked her about what happened on that night, Marry can only follow Abigale’s instruction because she is also one of the ladies that went to the forest at the begging of the book.
(Marry is beside Abigale)

This reminds me of a quote by S.E. Hinton who wrote the book The Outsider,  “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”. In the book, lie was used very often by Hinton and lies are often explaining a situation. In the crucible, if Marry does not lie than Proctor would have killed her. She was finally lying again when Abigale Williams and others are in the curt that would protect her from Procter’s attack, until then she was unkillable that why she lies. 


(Why People Lie | Kim Serota | TEDxOaklandUniversity)

To conclude, people lie when their life is being threatened. From the example of Marry Warren from the Crucible and Abigale Williams to the example from Hinton, I believe this information is good enough for me to state lies was made when lives are threatened. Arther Miller also gives more example in the book from other characters including Proctor and Giles, Elizabeth and Rebecca, however, they do not lie often, therefore, people does not have much prove to accuse them.


3 thoughts on “The truth of Marry Warren

  1. Hi Wilson, what you connected between The Crucible and The Outsider was interesting and relatable. However, do you consider lying as the wrong thing? or is it because people know they shouldn’t lie but they did. Does this kind of thought count as a belief? I completely agree with the statement that lies are made when lives are threatened, but how exactly does Mary Warren’s actions contradict to her fake belief in witchcraft?

  2. Hey Wilson,
    Your way of separating components of the post by paragraphs is great! The connection of a situation in another book is also a cool way that even though they are books, no matter how long it was established apart, it will still have some resemblance on situations like this. But what other connections could you include that comes from our daily lives such as music or movies?

  3. Hi, Wilson, thank you for your post. I really appreciate your TED Talk video because I found out interested how the speaker Kim Serota connects his point with the example he given, and I would definitely want to find out more about this person.

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