The Characters In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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In the late 1600s, many unspeakable things happened in the Massachusetts Bay Colony due to some people’s ways. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, there is a wide range of characters with a variety of conflicting personalities. A crucible is a situation of severe trial leading to the creation of something new. The play tells a story of a town’s obsession with accusing innocent people of witchcraft through an unrealistic test. This play is important because of its historical content relating the Salem witch trials to the Red Scare. Miller creates a strong contrast with his characters: Abigail Williams, who is violent, and Elizabeth Proctor, who is caring.
The first character, Abigail Williams, is violent. In Act I, Abigail shows how vicious

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