The Question and Answer section for The Crucible is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Both the 1692 Salemites, and their Mayflower predecessors lived in communities in which religion dictated their lives. Differences in their beliefs are not notable, but differences in their communities are. The Mayflower Pilgrims depended upon...
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After living under strict laws for a long period of time, the settlers began to crave many of the freedoms that the theocracy denied them.