The Crucible An Introduction to Themes

The Crucible is a play that deals with the Salem witch trails. Andrew Miller focuses on the discovery of several young girls and a slave playing in the forrest - supposedly calling on spirits from the dead. Rather than suffer from inevitable punishment, the girls decided to accuse other people in Salem for practicing witchcraft.

What does finger-pointing usually result in?

...Well in this case it caused paranoia and an atmosphere of fear where everyone was a potential witch.

Random people were being accused and this caused distrust in the community.






Read the following articles found on google classroom:

  • The Dangers of Hysteria
  • The Dangers of Extremism and Intolerance
  • The Importance of Reputation

What are the most important qualities to develop in ourselves?

Which of these qualities will protect us?

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