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Many story and movie titles have interesting reference to their plots In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the title does just that Crucible is a word that can either be a vessel of earthenware used to heat materials to high temperatures or a place of severe test or trial This fascinating word refers in many ways to the main themes characters and events of The Crucible The main themes of The Crucible accusation and trial for witchery relate in a very distinct way to the definition of crucible A crucible as a place of test or trial relates to the theme of trial in the book The town of Salem itself is portrayed as a crucible when the idea of witches spreads In the book the trial is an event in which the people of Salem test their communitys limits The people heat each other to high temperature while questioning them in court Parris is one such example when he is questioning Mary Warren about her fainting He tests her when he says Prove us how you pretend in court so many times 106 and when he says Then you will confess will you not It were attacking spirits that made you faint 107 He questions Mary Warren until she is heated to such a high temperature that she explodes and tells everything The themes however are not the only parts of the book that relate to the title other parts of the book are also relevant in testing the small town of Salem The definition of crucible relates to the characters in a way where they act like crucibles or even metals themselves Tituba is questioned until she admits to seeing people with the devil She is heated to a high temperature until she cant take it anymore Deputy Governor Danforth and Judge Hathorne are members of the court that act as crucibles themselves They take members of the community into their courtroom and
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