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 Complete “The Crucible”
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        The Crucible
The Salem Witch Trials




     The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts




           The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts
 • Elizabeth Parris and Abigail
 Williams began acting strangely




           The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts
 • Elizabeth Parris and Abigail
 Williams began acting strangely
 • Shook uncontrollably, uttered
 strange sounds, etc.



            The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts
 • Elizabeth Parris and Abigail
 Williams began acting strangely
 • Shook uncontrollably, uttered
 strange sounds, etc.

  • Called out names of witches

            The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts

 • Began eight months of terror




            The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts

 • Began eight months of terror
    150 imprisoned




            The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts

 • Began eight months of terror
    150 imprisoned
    29 convicted of witchcraft



             The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts

 • Began eight months of terror
    150 imprisoned
    29 convicted of witchcraft
    19 hanged


             The Crucible
     The Salem Witch Trials
January 1692, Salem Massachusetts

 • Began eight months of terror
    150 imprisoned
    29 convicted of witchcraft
    19 hanged
    1 pressed to death under stones

            The Crucible
     Arthur Miller




The Crucible
                   Arthur Miller
Wrote the play “The Crucible” in 1953




             The Crucible
                   Arthur Miller
Wrote the play “The Crucible” in 1953
Response to the McCarthy Hearings




             The Crucible
                   Arthur Miller
Wrote the play “The Crucible” in 1953
Response to the McCarthy Hearings
Senator McCarthy said Communists
had infiltrated the State Department




             The Crucible
                   Arthur Miller
Wrote the play “The Crucible” in 1953
Response to the McCarthy Hearings
Senator McCarthy said Communists
had infiltrated the State Department
Many well-know people accused and
blacklisted


             The Crucible
                   Arthur Miller
Wrote the play “The Crucible” in 1953

 • It is a story about the human
 condition and people’s
 susceptibility to embrace evil
 and fall to hysteria



             The Crucible
                 Arthur Miller
Terms to know:




            The Crucible
                  Arthur Miller
Terms to know:
 •Tragedy: A Serious play with an
 unhappy ending




            The Crucible
                    Arthur Miller
Terms to know:
 •Historical Fiction: A fictional
 account that is based upon real life
 events




             The Crucible
                    Arthur Miller
Terms to know:

 •Crucible definition: 1. A heat
 resistent container for melting ore.
 2. A severe trial.




             The Crucible
                  Arthur Miller
Terms to know:

 •Elements of the play




            The Crucible
                  Arthur Miller
Terms to know:

 •Elements of the play
     - Acts and scenes




            The Crucible
                     Arthur Miller
Terms to know:

 •Elements of the play
     - Acts and scenes
     - Stage directions in italics




             The Crucible
                     Arthur Miller
Terms to know:

 •Elements of the play
     - Acts and scenes
     - Stage directions in italics
     -Rising and Falling Action



             The Crucible
                     Arthur Miller
Terms to know:

 •Elements of the play
     - Acts and scenes
     - Stage directions in italics
     -Rising and Falling Action
     -Climax

             The Crucible
Arthur Miller
   The Crucible
Arthur Miller
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