Crucible - Crucible Definition & Meaning

In fact, the real Danforth opposed the use of "spectral evidence" and was much more inclined to believe the accused.


Men more concerned with their reputations and the chance to fill their coffers than they were fearful of actual witchcraft were in charge, and they grabbed the opportunity to settle old grudges and steal a neighbor's land.

About something important, about something real? Using her status as Parris's niece to her advantage, she accuses countless citizens of witchcraft, becoming one of the most powerful people in Salem.

The Crucible

Crucible Definition & Meaning

I'm even more troubled by the fact that I haven't seen anyone else bring up what bothers me about this play.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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This is nothing new: Shakespeare regularly did this, it seems.

The men argue until Proctor renounces his confession entirely, ripping up the signed document.

But then, according to Arthur Miller, the Red Scare of the fifties was a repeat of a much darker event from the seventeenth century - the Salem Witch Trails.

Description: The ten-year-old daughter of Samuel Parris and one of the primary accusers.

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I appreciated Arthur Miller bringing attention to the Salem Witch Trials and anti-communist hysteria.
John refuses to back down and submits a signed by ninety-one locals attesting to the good character of Elizabeth, Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey.

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