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Puritanism In The Crucible

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The story of the play takes us back to the America of 17th century .In those days, the Church had dominance and several innocent people were tortured and put to death. The hero of the play ,John Proctor is falsely accused of witchcraft and then executed. In addition, several innocent persons are hanged. In the late 17th century Puritanism was very dominant. The Church and state had the laws which were forced on the people. Abigail and Betty went to dance in the woods with other girls. Betty’s father, Reverend Parris saw then and the girls felt shocked. Betty become unconscious. It was said that the girls and Tituba, the Negro maid, danced to conjure the Devil. To save themselves from danger, the girls accused some people of Salem
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