The Crucible

The crucible act one

What does the exposition in the beginning of act one tell readers about the way they are to perceive the events that follow? Explain

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We learn that Salem is a puritan theocracy that are paranoid of anything that strays from their very narrow and literal interpretation of the Bible. They perceive dancing, books (other than the Bible), or emotional displays as "evil" or counter to acting "Godly".