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					The Crucible           Essay
Directions: You will be writing an essay that shows me: a) that you have read and paid attention
to The Crucible reading and discussions in class and b) that you can follow directions on how to
write a five paragraph essay. The words with the * in front of them are not included in the actual
essay. They only indicate the divisions of the essay.

Your essay will follow the format that is outlined below. This sheet can be used as a worksheet to
organize your reasons and ideas. Your final paper will be typed.


*Introduction Paragraph: *For your introduction, you are to copy exactly what follows and
fill in names where the blanks indicate.

        After studying Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, I have come to the conclusion that the
three people most to blame for the witch hysteria and the subsequent death of innocent people are
________________, _____________________, and ________________________. Each of these
people, in some way, caused harm to blameless people, and I will in this essay, explain what these
people, knowingly or unknowingly, did to contribute to the death of the innocent people hanged as
witches in Salem Village in 1692.

*Body:
*Second Paragraph:

        _____________________was most responsible for the Salem witch hysteria.
*First Reason:
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In addition, he/she
*Second Reason:
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*Third Paragraph:
     _____________________ was also responsible for the tragedy.
*First Reason:
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Another reason he/she was to blame was because
*Second Reason:
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*Fourth Paragraph:
       Lastly, _________________________ was responsible for the hanging of innocent people
as witches.

*First Reason:
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Also, he/she
*Second Reason:
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*Conclusion:
*Fifth (last) Paragraph:

       In conclusion, there were three people who were most to blame for the hanging of innocent
people during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. These three people were ____________________,
______________________, and ______________________. Each of these three, knowingly or
unknowingly, caused the witch hysteria to grow and contributed to the hanging deaths of the men
and women during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.