The ironic lie told by Elizibeth in the end of the book "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
The Truth Will Set You Free
The dangerous conditions of the Salem Witch Trials caused the whole town to live in fear. People were constantly being accused by their neighbors and close friends. When Elizabeth's husband John is accused of being a wizard he clams that his accuser, Abigail, is motivated by the fact that she had an affair with him and is only tying to get back at Elizabeth, John's wife. When brought in to support John's claim, Elizabeth lies and says John was always faithful to her. Elizabeth's morals about honesty take an ironic turn in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, when Eliza…
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