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The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. Around midnight the night before, Parris had discovered Betty, his niece Abigail, and Tituba, his black slave, dancing in the woods, causing Betty to swoon.
Putnam arrive and reveal that their daughter Ruth is also ill. There is talk in the village of an unnatural cause. Betty wakes, and Abigail threatens the other girls with violence if they tell anyone that she drank blood and cast a spell in order to kill Goody Proctor.
Betty loses consciousness again. John Proctor and Abigail talk privately about their former relationship. Prior to the opening of the play, Abigail worked as a servant in the Proctor home.
Elizabeth Proctor was ill at the time and Abigail took on more responsibility within the Proctor household. When Elizabeth discovered the affair, she dismissed Abigail. During their discussion, Abigail becomes angry with Proctor because he refuses to acknowledge any feelings for her. Betty wakes again and is hysterical.
The well-respected Rebecca Nurse is visiting the Parris household and calms her. Putnam asks Rebecca to visit Ruth and attempt to wake her. Ruth is the only Putnam child to survive infancy, and Mrs. Putnam had lost seven infant children. Putnam, Proctor, and Giles Corey argue with Parris about his salary and other expectations.
Parris claims that a faction is working to drive him out of town, and he disputes their salary figures. Putnam, Proctor, and Corey then begin arguing over property lines and ownership. Putnam accuses Proctor of stealing wood from land that he does not own, but Proctor defends himself, stating that he purchased the land from Francis Nurse five months ago.
Putnam claims Francis had no right to the land and, therefore, could not sell it. Reverend Hale arrives from another town to investigate the strange events in Salem.
Hale learns that the girls were dancing in the woods with Tituba, and that Tituba can conjure spirits.
Abigail blames Tituba for enticing her to sin.When Arthur Miller's play The Crucible was first staged in , it was widely acclaimed as a metaphor for the recklessness of Joseph McCarthy and his spurious crusade against communism. In its 68%. The Crucible () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more IMDb.
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Audible. "The Crucible" is about the Salem witch trials in Several young girls claim to be afflicted by witchcraft, starting with Reverend Paris's daughter Betty.
|The Crucible Movie Review||Plot[ edit ] Early one morning in SalemMassachusetts insome young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba. Parris questions Abigail about the events that took place in the woods; Betty will not awaken, nor will Ruth, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Putnam, who was also dancing.|
|The Crucible () - Plot Summary - IMDb||The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. Around midnight the night before, Parris had discovered Betty, his niece Abigail, and Tituba, his black slave, dancing in the woods, causing Betty to swoon.|
|Plot Overview||Add your rating See all 1 kid review. When Abigail and other young women "conjure spirits" in the woods, hoping this will make Proctor come back to her, she is discovered by her uncle, the priggish hard-liner Rev.|
The afflicted girls accuse people in the town of witchcraft, often choosing victims who they or their families dislike.
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Jan 23, · Parents need to know that The Crucible is an intense exploration of the Salem witch trials based on Arthur Miller's play. It delves into the basest human instincts: violence, self-protection, lust, hypocrisy, territorialism, paranoia, and crowd mania.2/5. Nov 19, · From plot debriefs to key motifs, Thug Notes’ The Crucible Summary & Analysis has you covered with themes, symbols, important quotes, and more.
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