• Elizabeth Proctor Revenge Society Abigail
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    What role Revenge plays in The Crucible Revenge plays a major role in the story, 'The Crucible.' Due to the social structures of society and the confusion that existed upon the townspeople, because of the dancing in the forest by the teenage girls that lived in town, it was very easy for the townspeople to believe that witchery was the cause for all of this confusion. Suspicion arose among the towns' people to blame each other for these happenings. The doors now opened for all of the towns' peop...
  • The Crucible Characters Accused Of Witchcraft
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    The Crucible: CharactersChetan Patel The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century of Alger Hiss, Owen Lati more, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Senator McCarthy, if only suggestively. (Warshow 116) Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical t...
  • Character Analysis Of Giles Corey In The Crucible
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    Arthur Miller's play The Crucible is centered around the mass hysteria created by accusations of witchcraft in the Puritan village of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. These accusations can be blamed on Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, the secret grudges that neighbors hold against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village. Because suspicions were at an all-time high, petty accusations were made out to be witchcraft, and bad business deals...
  • The Crucible Thomas Putnam
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    Thomas Putnam plays a major role in the Salem witch hunt in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Inheriting a handsome amount of property makes Putnam a wealthy person; however, it doesn't seem to satisfy his ambition. After the town terribly rejected Putnam's brother-in-law, Bayley, Putnam's bitterness has increased. Finally his prodigious involvement in the relentless accusations places him in the center of the spot light, making him a salient character in both the play and the indignant period of th...
  • Thomas Putnam Burroughs Bayley Minister
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    Thomas Putnam Many of the characters in The Crucible have motives behind their accusations of witchcraft. They all seek some form of personal gain, such as preserving a good reputation or acquiring more land. Thomas Putnam is one of these characters. He is vindictive and bitter, and willing to do anything in order to attain more land. Salem Village, Massachusetts, was a small settlement begun by Puritans. The Puritans were a very religious group of people who believed strongly in the existence o...
  • Crucible Thomas Putnam
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    The Crucible In Arthur Miller s play The Crucible the main characters contribute to the chaos that is aroused in Salem. Abigail Williams, John Proctor, Thomas Putnam and all contribute to the chaos surrounding the trials. If it had not been for these people most of the men and women who died never would have seen the horrible death they did. Abigail was the main source of the craziness that went on in the town and John Proctor s stubbornness didn t help much as well. Thomas Putnam was just a gre...
  • Witch Trials Revenge Putnam Abigail
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    The witch trials in the play The Crucible, take place in a setting of a deeply religious yet highly superstitious and easily deceived society. Being so superstitious, the characters believe in witchcraft. At the beginning of the play, teenage girls are seen dancing in the woods. They are immediately suspected of witchcraft. These suspicions lead to accusations among the townspeople, which lead to the witch trials. However, there are many rivalries, jealousies, and feuds in the small town that d...