The Crucible Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Select one character and analyze how the theme of blame and guilt applies to that character.

Essay Topic 2

The student will select a character that he/she feels behaves hypocritically. Is that character ultimately altruistic or selfish in motivation? Explain and support the answer with specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

Some compare the witch hunts of Salem to the McCarthy trials in the '50s. Has this type of hysteria happened again since? Could it happen in the future? Provide specific examples and support for all claims.

Essay Topic 4

How is witchcraft viewed in modern society? Compare and contrast the witches in the Crucible to a modern "witch." The student can use characters from movies, fiction, non-fiction, and television shows in his/her answer.

Essay Topic 5

Choose one character from the play. To what extent does selfishness lead this character through the play? Does this self-focus serve...

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