what does the symbol of sunlight in the crucible mean!?

what is the meaning and what are examples in the book?!

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  • 8 years ago
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    Hmm.. that's odd, because the use of sunlight occurs in the movie. But anyway...

    When John Proctor reveals that Abigail had an affair with him and she is lying to kill his wife, Judge Danforth questions Elizabeth Proctor and asks her if her husband had an affair with Abigail. Elizabeth knows that if she tells the truth her husband's reputation will be ruined and she doesn't know that telling the truth could save everyone, however she has never told a lie. EVER. John even said so. So she is torn in indecision. Eventually the camera slowly zooms up on her face, and light falls through the windows and shines on her face. It is at this moment that she realizes that even though he is a lecher, John is still a good man, and that she can forgive him. So she lies to the court. This was the wrong decision to make, because in assured that everyone would die, but she doesn't know this, and does it out of kindness.

    So basically the light symbolizes the truth, love and most of all, forgiveness.

    Source(s): Author Miller's, "The Crucibel"
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  • Nox
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    8 years ago

    Divinity (or lack thereof)

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