The Crucible Topics for Discussion

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Who is Abigail Williams? What is the history behind Abigail's family? How did Abigail become orphaned? What relationship does Abigail have with John Proctor? What relationship does Abigail have with Elizabeth Proctor? Why was Abigail released from service in the Proctor home? What is Abigail Williams's principle motivation in the play?

In what ways is John Proctor like a classical tragic hero? What admirable characteristics does John Proctor embody? What is John Proctor's fatal flaw? How does Proctor relate to his society? How is Proctor viewed by others within the society? What motivates Proctor in the narrative? Is the ending of the narrative happy or tragic for Proctor? Why?

How is The Crucible structured? Is the structure traditional or non-traditional? In what ways? Where is the exposition illustrated in the narrative? Where are the rising action and the climax? What is the outcome for the main characters...

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