Themes In The Crucible

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The Crucible is a modern drama written about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. A group of girls accused others of being witches. The play exhibits numerous themes such as fear, the desire to seek revenge and reputation. Fear is the universal theme in The Crucible. In order to prevent themselves from being accused of witchcraft, the girls accused others in the village of doing the same thing. Many people that weird being accused of witchcraft were innocent but confessed because they were living in fear. Those who confessed to witchcraft served a short sentence in jail. Those who denied witchcraft were put to death by hanging. Reputation is an important theme in The Crucible. The desire to seek out revenge is another important theme.
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