The Crucible Character Analysis

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The terrified community cannot live a normal life with the constant fear of being hanged. Throughout the play, The Crucible, many people, frightened and terrified that they could be next in line for death (Miller 1089-1119). Crucible means a severe trial which throughout the play is accurately portrayed. The word crucible is prevalent in the play with multiple trials of witchcraft as a result of their religious beliefs. The author, Arthur Miller, wrote this tragic play in the mid-1900’s based off the true events that took place in Salem, Massachusetts. The main characters sway the people in the town and convince them to do things that they would never do before. Characters in the play such as John Proctor are forced to change when it could affect the life of many people (Miller 1089). John’s change results in a very different outcome in the play. When the characters are faced with what is going on in their society two different approaches are taken. The characters either go along with it and don’t say anything or they express their opinion on it. The characters Abigail Williams is faced with the daunting task of making everyone believe she is truthful, Mary Warren is innocent and did not harm Abigail, and Governor Danforth is stern and strict with his actions.
The impacts of many character shape the entire play to become a very dramatic play. Characters such as Abigail Williams, the main antagonist, invoke fear into their society. Her role in the play makes her be able to

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