Fear also played an important role in The Crucible.

The people of the town of Salem were not united, but instead, distrusted and disliked each other.

Hale is there to sort out and get rid of any presence of the Devil.

An Alternative sense of the word may be as the focus of a baptism by fire, by which a metamorphosis in political, social, and cultural relations takes place, driven by agents of change.

The Salem Witch Trials is about hearings and prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft.

There is a multitude of themes in The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

In only 146 pages, Miller told us the stories of the lives of John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams and others during the 1692 Witch Trials in Salem Massachusetts.

The theme of reputation and quest for people is also portrayed clearly in The Crucible.

It is obvious that Miller has tried to get his play as historically correct as possible and therefore had lots of facts available for him to weave into the play about Abigail.

A woman called Betty Parris is caught dancing naked in the woods and goes into a coma like state.


Abigail was on orphan, her uncle Parris feeds and clothes her.

Arthur Miller has created an interesting and complex character with various personality traits, and her controlling and manipulative nature becomes evident for the audience during the very first scene.

These themes would be hysteria, reputation, and hypocrisy.

Arthur Miller uses the language in a very attention-grabbing way, as I have found that his description/portrayal of characters and when he directly addresses the audience also helps to maintain the audien...

Many ideas and themes are presented through the play, The Crucible.

Miller also uses a dramatic licence to make this even more so – adding the love to Elizabeth and guilt about Abigail gives the story an intriguing twist....

There have always been the heroes, the villains and the victims....

Abigail can successfully manipulate and control many of the characters because she is described as being; ‘…a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling’.

Abigail plays a very important role in the crucible.

An example of her as an aggressor is in act one where she threatens the girls ,"Let either of you breathe a word… and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you." An example of her as a victim is also in act one when she describes how she feels that she was used as a slave by Goody Proctor, "She hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave." The play begins with Reverend Parris' Betty lying on a bed apparently unconscious....

The Crucible is a play that shows us that trait.

The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be insurmountable odds....

In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams does just that.

The committee often had lists of names of people who had attended meetings yet they still forced witnesses to recite names, to see if they would comply and give the right names....