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The Crucible is about a severe killing of many innocent people in puritan society during the 17th century At that time people are filled with hysteria and phobias of witchcraft which soon led to ridiculous accusations of innocent people The main instigator of the story is Abigail Williams a teenage girl who fell in love with a married man John Proctor Abigail feels that the only barrier between being together with John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor John Proctors wife Because of this Abigail begins her plot of accusing Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch At first Abigail begins accusing people with bad reputation then moves on to accusing more well-known members of society Soon the accusations got out of hand everyone started accusing everyone else of witchcraft based on abstract facts By the time Elizabeth Proctor is accused there are over 70 death warrants already signed John Proctor tried to save his wife by testifying in the court but he too is convicted At the end of the play John Proctor chooses to die rather than to sign a false confession of being a witch Like many others John Proctor too is hung The Crucible takes place in Salem Massachusetts during the 17th century in a puritan community At that time Puritans live in a theocracy government where the church and the state are one The puritans governmental justice system is a very important factor that led to this tragedy The decision of the puritan court has a direct reflection on God himself because the government is the representation of God Also because court believes in supernatural figure such as God it also has to acquiesce to the existence of witchcraft However witchcraft is an improvable because of the intangibility of concrete evidence A person can accuse someone else of being a witch by using very vague and ridiculous evident Live in the 1760s Salem Massachusetts is very different from todays San Jose
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