‘The Crucible’ is set in Salem Massachusetts the date is 1692. Lots of spiritual people from Europe had run away to the America’s since they feared religious persecution. When the European puritans arrived at American soil they utilized the tools they had brought with them and cut wood from the forests and started to build their brand-new settlement. The puritan method was basic; it simply implied that you had no temptations such as greed and selfishness, however these methods of easy ness were corrupted neither by men nor women in reality grownups had no part in the corruption, it was exclusively down to a small group of girls.
Therefore all it required to corrupt a whole society was this group of women. In Salem all the homeowners had strong faiths they were all puritans. In the 16th and 17th century any of the more extreme English Protestants, most of whom were Calvinists who wished to cleanse the Church of England. All the people who resided in Salem were fanatical about the pure way to live.
The way of life that the puritans had selected wasn’t all that excellent because the limitations and rules simply lured the people to do what was seen to be incorrect, when the ladies shouted and danced naked in the forest and when john Procter and Abigail have an affair, these are prime examples of disobeying the guidelines. Some of the people in Salem took a really literal view of the Old Testimony; this is a bad thing because if they believe whatever in the book they could bring mayhem to the entire society.
In ‘The Crucible’ there are numerous disputes and arguments such as the dispute in between Putnam and Parris, which is because Parris was appointed minister instead of Putnam’s brother in law. The neighborhood in Salem was so small lots of people suffered a good deal of jealousy such as, the lower rich landowners who had a lot of land, such as John Procter who struggled with other individuals jealousy.
Likewise there are more conflicts like the one in between Mrs Putnam and Rebecca Nurse, the factor for this is that Mrs Putnam’s children had all died at birth where as Rebecca Nurses family are all in health so Mrs Putnam is exceptionally envious. Abigail was most likely the worst victim of jealousy since she liked John Procter, but he is married so this makes Abigail fell unbelievable hatred for Goody Procter (John Procter’s better half) therefore wants her dead.
In ‘The Crucible’ the primary plot is begun by the littlest stimulate, a group of ladies that consisted of Abigail and Betty Parris were caught dancing naked in the forest. When the ladies are practically exposed they get very terrified and betty pretends to be in a coma, the girls start up a story about witches which turns the town upside-down and drives people to hugely accuse anybody they dislike as being involved with the witch craft. Abigail tried to get Elizabeth Procter hanged for being a witch by saying that she was stabbed by Elizabeth pricking a corn dolly with a pin.
The people of the town start to think in people connecting with the devil and when Abigail tells Reverend Parris that the house maid Tituba “danced with the devil.” The entire town goes to Tituba’s house and they toss her out of it, beat her and require her to admit to dancing with the devil. ‘The Crucible’ shows peoples vanity and pride such as Reverend Hale, Hale believes that due to the fact that he is a scholar his explanations are appropriate and he is far too happy to leap to witch craft as being the reason for the ladies illnesses.
Pride is likewise an issue seeing as Hathorne and Danforth are so proud of their positions as judges it makes them reluctant to confess that the women might be lying to every one, since the ladies had actually made their story so elaborate it is tough for them to inform the town folk that they were lying. Abigail is so really vain she wants to believe that John Procter would have her as an other half although he is married to Elizabeth; John even calls Abigail a “lump of vanity.” ‘The Crucible’ informs me that it only takes a small cumulative to corrupt and control a whole society. And as soon as individuals began dying it was as if there was no turning back.