Crucible 6


The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a play that deals with the Salem witch trials in the 1690s. The main character, John Proctor, goes through a crucible, or severe test of his own, as the witch trials are taking place. The witch trials occur because a group of girls from Salem accuse some of the townspeople of making pacts with the devil, or becoming witches. These girls were at first charged with being witches when they were caught dancing around a cauldron in the woods. They admitted to being witches to avoid being hung and then told the court a list of names of people in the town who were also involved with the devil. The court then arrested the people on the list and charged ...

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him. The witch trials are a crucible for those who are accused, while John Proctor has his own Crucible to deal with.
John Proctor's crucible starts with the decision of whether or not to go into town and testify against Abby and her clan of girls to save the people accused or save his good name and stay away from the witch trials. This is a difficult decision for Proctor. Should he go into town and put his good name on the line to save the accused people or stay out of the witch trials and save his name. When John finds out that his wife's name has been mentioned in court, his wife urges him to go into town and settle this thing for once and all. Proctor decides to wait though, but when his wife is arrested he realizes that he must go to the court and straighten things out. Proctor goes to court and testifies that this whole thing is an act. The judge asks him why he thinks this and he tells him about Abby and how he had "know" her. The judge doesn't believe him and ...

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