The Crucible

Act 2

At the beginning of the act, Elizabeth says, "the town's gone wild." By the end of the act there was much more truth in that statement than she knew when she said it. the author uses this line as a literary technique to give clues to how much devastation was to come. What is that literary technique, and what events took place over the course of this act that show "the devil is loose in Salem"?

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The literary technique is foreshadowing. Over the course of the second act, thrity-nine people are arrested and charged with witchcraft, Elizabeth was accused, and the poppet with the needle was found in Elizabeth's home.

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