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You’re Accused!. (A)  FLEE SALEM (B)  ACCUSE SOMEONE ELSE (C)  QUICK! GET PREGNANT (D)  CONFESS, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE INNOCENT (E)  PLEAD INNOCENT AND STAND FOR TRIAL (F)  REFUSE TO STAND FOR TRIAL AND FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. Puritan, puritan.

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You re accused

You’re Accused!

(A)  FLEE SALEM(B)  ACCUSE SOMEONE ELSE(C)  QUICK! GET PREGNANT(D)  CONFESS, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE INNOCENT(E)  PLEAD INNOCENT AND STAND FOR TRIAL(F)  REFUSE TO STAND FOR TRIAL AND FACE THE CONSEQUENCES


Puritan puritan

Puritan, puritan

  • a member of a group of Protestants that arose in the 16th century within the Church of England, demanding the simplification of doctrine and worship, and greater strictness in religious discipline

  • a person who is strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so.


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Conventions of Drama

Drama is literature in play form. It is meant to be performed and seen.

However, an understanding of dramatic conventions can help you picture the performance when you read a script.


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Conventions of Drama

As you read The Crucible, be aware of these drama conventions:

  • Stage directions,which Miller uses not only to describe settings and characters but also to provide historical background in the form of expository mini-essays

  • Dialogue,the lifeblood of drama, which moves the plot forward and reveals character traits


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Conventions of Drama

  • Types of characters—heroes, villains, and foils—which Miller uses to heighten the tension of his drama

  • Plot,which is driven by conflict that builds throughout each act


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Draw Conclusions About Characters

Characters in drama reveal their personality traits through their words and actions.

The descriptions in the stage directions can also provide insight into these characters.


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Draw Conclusions About Characters

As you read The Crucible,draw conclusions about the play’s main characters. Record important traits and the evidence that reveals these traits in a chart like the one shown. Be sure to add characters to the chart as you encounter them.

Abigail Williams

John Proctor

Reverend John Hale

proud

Traits

proud

assertive

Evidence

pride

Motivation

resentment


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