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Title: The Crucible by: Arthur Miller


1
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
2
Characterization
  • Reverend Parris I have many enemies. There
    is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my
    pulpit. (142) I am undoneThey (his
    congregation) will topple me with this! (146)
  • What can we determine Reverend Parriss MAIN
    concern is based on his above statements?

3
Characterization/Foreshadowing
  • Abigail Williams Your name in the town it is
    entirely white, is it not? There be no blush
    about my name. Goody Proctor is a gossiping
    liar! (144)
  • What is being implied about Abigails character?

4
Characterization
  • Mrs. Putnam Id not call it sick the Devils
    touch is heavier than sickHer (Bettys) soul is
    taken, surely. (145)
  • What type of character does Mrs. Putnam appear to
    be based on her quick assumptions of witchcraft?
    Are her assumptions justified?

5
Tone
  • How does Abigails attitude change when the
    adults leave the room and she is left alone with
    Betty, Mercy and Mary Warren?
  • Compare/Contrast Mary Warren to the other girls.

6
Character Relationships
  • Does John Proctor seem to have the same feelings
    for Abigail that she has for him?
  • What problems might this cause for Proctor,
    Abigail and each of their families?

7
Characterization
  • Rebecca Nurse There is prodigious danger in
    seeking loose spirits. Pray John, be calm.
    (152)
  • What type of person does Rebecca seem to be based
    on her above statements and ability to soothe
    Betty?

8
Characterization
  • Giles Corey I have been six time in court this
    year he knew Id break his fingers before hed
    set his name to it. Aye and well win too,
    Putnam this fool and I. (154)
  • What makes Giles Corey a unique character? What
    purpose might he have within Act I?

9
External Conflict
  • What conflict does John Proctor have with
    Reverend Parris?
  • What conflict does Mr. Putnam have with the
    Nurses, Proctor and Giles Corey?
  • When Rebecca counsels Proctor not to break
    charity with his minister, what does she mean?
    (154)

10
Characterization
  • Reverend Hale We cannot look to superstitionI
    must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless
    you are prepared to believe me if I should find
    no bruise of Hell upon her. (158)
  • What is Reverend Hales purpose in Salem? Based
    on the above statement is he an open-minded
    character?

11
Motivation
  • What motivates Tituba to confess to witchcraft?
  • What do we learn from Reverend Hale about those
    who confess to witchcraft versus those who refuse
    to confess? Does this seem logical?
  • What motivates Abigail to confess? How is her
    situation different from Titubas?
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