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The play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller was about the Salem witchcraft trials that killed many Puritans in Massachusetts In this play Miller shows the reader that the Puritans as a whole were not as godly as they were portrayed Miller also shows how mass hysteria can be sparked by almost anything The play takes place in Salem Massachusetts in 1692 Reverend Parriss daughter Betty falls sick and for some reason the townspeople suspect witchery Taking advantage of this situation a group of unrespected girls that are greedy and envious of other peoples property and belongings start to accuse people of witchcraft The court believes them and after all is said and done twenty people are put to death one hundred and fifty are jailed and the girls flee Through this experience John Proctor Elizabeth Proctor and Reverend John Hale all experience drastic changes in beliefs habits and morale John Proctor is a very dynamic character who changes almost everything about himself from the plays beginning to the plays end In the second act Proctor talks with Elizabeth and finds out that Mary Warren had left the house without permission As soon as he sees her John grabs her by the cloak furiously shaking her and says How do you go to Salem when I forbid it Do you mock me Ill whip you if you dare leave this house again This statement demonstrates Proctors quick temperedness and shows that he is a very emotional person John Proctor is not a very godly man because he doesnt go to church much He even cheated on his wife Elizabeth although he still cares for her When she is charged with witchcraft he goes to the court in an
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