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The Crucible is a great play about the Salem Witch trials which history has never forgotten What is a crucible The dictionary has defined it as a severely difficult test or experience and indeed the play does have a difficult test in the plot of its story The author Arthur Miller chose a great name for his play It is mainly called The Crucible for one reason which comes to the conclusion at the end of the story about a difficult test a person or people must face The basis of the story is a witch-hunt that took place in Salem According to American Heritage Dictionary a witch-hunt is a political campaign launched on the pretext of investigating activities subversive to the state As you have learned by now some of the people of 1692 Salem Village may or may not have been looking specifically for witches Other reasons may have occurred to make the cry WITCH be heard These hunts were unfortunately real even though there are no real witches In the drama the witch hunt put many people to the test of faith characterized by confession to being possessed to be a devil or denying it thus being hanged in front the towns people This is the crucible brought up in the story where a man John Proctor sets out to prove Abigail and her followers to be frauds John Proctor is a good man with a hidden past of lust with Abigail His wife Goody Proctor knows of this sin and never forgives him for it until the end of the story where John Proctor uses his good nature to test his faith Even when things go wrong for him starting with his servant Mary Warren betraying him in her confession against her friends John Proctor tries his best to help his wife out of the accusation put on her John Proctor curses God from because of what was
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