Arthur Miller's The Crucible
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Salem and Puritanism
Master List of Characters
Summary of the Play
Estimated Reading Time
Act I An Overture
John Proctors Entrance
John Hales Visit
Cheever and Herricks Entrance
Mary Warrens Deposition
Elizabeth and John Contemplate Confession
John Proctors Decision
Abby Abby's Abigail Williams accused of witchcraft Act Three admits Analysis Andover Ann Putnam Answers Arthur Miller assertion authority Barbados begins behavior believe Betty Parris charges Christian character church Communists condemned conflict convince Corey's court Crucible dancing naked death denies denounces Deputy Governor Danforth devil discussion doll Elizabeth Proctor Entrance evidence evil fear Francis Nurse fraud Giles Corey girls Goody guilt Hale's hanging husband innocent involved jail John and Elizabeth John Proctor John's Judge Danforth Judge Hathorne knows lechery Mary Warren Mary Warren's Deposition Mary's Mercy Lewis minister narrative section needle Nurse and John opening narrative play poppet proceedings Proctor's house punishment Puritan reaction reason does John Rebecca Nurse reputation resentment reveals Reverend Hale Reverend Parris rumors of witchcraft Salem Sarah Scene soul spirit Study Questions Suggested Essay Topics Summary tell the truth tells Hale tells Proctor Thomas Putnam tion Tituba town townspeople wife witch trials witch-hunt woman woods