The Crucible Theme Analysis

The Crucible Theme Analysis

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An analysis of the themes of The Crucible

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  • Lies and Deceit
  • Why, then, it is not as you told me.
  • Fear and Hysteria
  • Do you keep any others in this house
  • Respect and Reputation
  • Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life
  • In the scene where John is speaking to Elizabeth while eating dinner it is revealed the John was not completely truthful to Elizabeth  about his meeting with  Abigail (Act Two, Pg. 51)
  • Power and Authority
  • How do you know you are not a witch if you don't know what one is
  • In the scene Cheever discovers that  Elizabeth owns a poppet and decides that she must be arrested for witchery , even though Mary Warren just gave it to her (Act Two, Pg. 70)
  • Intolerance and Prejudice
  • There will be no postponement.
  • In the final scene John refuses to give his signature because it is his name and that  his name represents his reputation in the town. (Act Two, Pg. 51)
  • Guilt and Forgiveness
  • There be no higher judge under Heaven than Proctor is!
  • In the scene where Martha Corey is being charged for witchery Hawthorn and Danforthe are using their power to humiliate and arrest Martha Corey (Act Two, Pg. 51)
  • In the beginning of scene Four,  Paris asks Danforth o postpone the  hangings  but Danforth's intolerance stops the postponement.(Act Four, Pg. 118)
  • In the scene where Elizabeth and John are stuck in the prison, Elizabeth forgives John for his affair with Abigail. (Act Four, Pg. 127) 
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