Crucible and McCarthyism Writing Prompts Please respond on your own paper in 1-2 paragraphs for each prompt. 1. Choose a character from the following list: John Proctor Tituba Elizabeth ProctorReverend Parris Abigail Williams Mary Warren Reverend HaleGiles Corey
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1. Choose a character from the following list:
Elizabeth ProctorReverend Parris
Abigail Williams Mary Warren
Reverend HaleGiles Corey
Using your chosen character, explain how one significant choice he or she made in
The Crucible drives the plot/conflict and what affect that choice had on at least one
other person in the story (i.e.: how it helped or hurt someone else’s cause). Be sure
to include examples from the film.
2. The Crucible was first produced in 1953 when Senator McCarthy instigated a
series of investigations to “root out” suspected Communists nationwide everywhere
from the State Department to Hollywood to the U.S. Army. In his attempts to bring
down these so-called Communists, his accusations were often based on flimsy
evidence and hearsay. Using examples from the play/film, how is The Crucible a
criticism of McCarthy’s tactics?
Please respond thoroughly to all parts of each prompt. DUE Friday, 2/22/13