- Miller, Arthur The Crucible (Harmondsworth: The Viking Press, 1971) [ISBN 0-14-02-4772-6]. Edited with an introduction by Gerald Weales. Contains the full text based on the Collected Plays, and various critical essays.
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The Question and Answer section for The Crucible is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
A closed Puritan society has its own dangers. People bury their petty grievances and just wait for a good excuse to execute some justice. Witch hysteria was a perfect opportunity for neighbors to punish each other and protect themselves.
The Puritans were intolerant of each other even though they had the same beliefs. They basically imploded by accusing each other of witchcraft that had no basis or logic. They professed to be a Christian community but used witchcraft as a...
Abigail the girl servant has been let go because Elizabeth, Proctor's wife, suspects her husband ans Abigail had an affair.