Group 11 - Thomas Putnam

Group 11 - Thomas Putnam

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Nathaniel and Matt

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  • "Why, we are surely gone wild this year. What anarchy is this? The tract is in my bounds, it's in my bounds, Mr. Proctor." -Page 150
  • The Crucible was set in the puritan settlement of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Miller wrote the book as a protest to McCarthyism that was prevalent in the 1950's.
  • Putnam was a man with many grievances, hard working, and a landowner. He is near fifty and he regarded himself as the intellectual superior of most of the people around him.
  • He is worried about the reputation his grandfather set for the Putnam name.
  • Putnam wants to get at Parris, possibly by putting him on trial. Although this didn't actually happen, it is his hidden motive.
  • Thomas and his brother put George Burroughs in jail for debts he did not owe. This is an example of social power.
  • He was involved in hysteria when Betty wouldn't wake up. He was accusing her and fears she's the murdering witch.
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