Crucible 11


The Crucible is a great play about the Salem Witch trials which history has never forgotten. What is a crucible? The dictionary has defined it as a severely difficult test or experience, and indeed the play does have a difficult test in the plot of its story. The author, Arthur Miller chose a great name for his play. It is mainly called The Crucible for one reason which comes to the conclusion at the end of the story about a difficult test a person or people must face. The basis of the story is a witch-hunt that took place in Salem. According to American Heritage Dictionary, a witch-hunt is a political campaign launched on the pretext of investigating activities subversive to the ...

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brought up in the story, where a man, John Proctor, sets out to prove Abigail and her followers to be frauds. John Proctor is a good man with a hidden past of lust with Abigail. His wife, Goody Proctor knows of this sin and never forgives him for it until the end of the story where John Proctor uses his good nature to test his faith. Even when things go wrong for him, starting with his servant Mary Warren betraying him in her confession against her friends, John Proctor tries his best to help his wife out of the accusation put on her. John Proctor curses God from because of what was happening and is arrested and put into jail. He was going to be hanged unless he confessed that he was possessed to be working with the devil. Mr. Hale, in his last chance to save both John and his wife, tells them to confess their actions were related to the devil. Thus, the only way to relinquish them from sin is to sign a paper to release the evil that possesses them. Goody Proctor would not ...

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