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illustrates in his play, The Crucible, how certain emotions evoke the vulgarity in one community. For some, the vengefulness of the characters results in unnecessary grief and destruction. The avarice of others leads to a lack of morals, causing treachery and lies. Lastly, jealousy gone awry leads to the petty deaths of innocent people. Ultimately, Salem's undoing was its inability to cope with lies and betrayal. Unfortunately, people can take lies easily for the truth.