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.
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.