The Crucible

Compare and contrast the setting of act 2 and act 1. How are the two settings different? How are they similar in atmosphere or mood?

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Both settings take place in the private residence of private citizens. Act one takes place in Parris's house above the parish, and act two is in the Proctor home. In both acts there is intimidation and relationship stress going on. The setting in act two is much more personal than act one. We see the dynamics of a wounded relationship between the Proctors take place where as act one is primarily about the motif of witchcraft being introduced in the play.