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The Crucible Essay

  • Submitted by: nokia_8892
  • on December 8, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 296 words

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Below is an essay on "The Crucible" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Act I mostly describes the main characters in the play. The act takes place in Reverend Parris' home. Reverend Parris discovered his daughter dancing naked in the woods with   other girls and his negro slave, later he called in the Reverend Hale to investigate his doubts and thinking’s of the witchcraft. In this act what really talks about is the superstition of Parris, also it could be said that it talked about the viciousness of Abigail, and what I thought was the most important one, was the secret of Proctor with Abigail.
During Act II it shows that Proctor wants to defend himself from the truth. This takes place at Proctor’s house. John and his wife talk about whether they should denounce Abigail. After, the police arrive and Elizabeth is arrested, and John decides that he no more stand by and not act.
In act III, it shows that Proctor and other people decide to oppose the court. Also, Francis nurse and Giles Corey denounce the trials that have been taking place in court and are arrested. Proctor admits that he had adultery with Abigail but no one believed it. Abigail, by thinking that Mary is sending her spirit attack her, brings Mary who has been supporting Proctor to abandon her testimony and also accuses him to protect herself. After, Proctor is arrested and Hale quits the court.
The final act is mostly about Proctor which talks about whether he should live or accept death. He signs a confession, but when he realizes that it will be used against his partner also accused, he breaks it. For me this final act is the best one, because is shows Proctor’s feelings and it shows a good act for him and for his friend.

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