Have you ever felt so helpless that you would do anything to gain some semblance of control? It’s only human to crave the steering wheel to your own situation. Being able to finally have the adults let go of the reigns gives a breath of relief. This, however, isn’t the only thing that comes with control. Sometimes the control can spiral into complete chaos. Some people want control so much that they trick others into giving up theirs. The play The Crucible by Arthur Miller is written so that the deception conveys a sense of rational chaos.
One of the main character, Abigail Williams, is a young girl during the time of the Salem Witch Trials. She is unmarried and female so she does not have any say in her life. So, when she has the opportunity
Abigail Williams and Her Crucibles in The Crucible
Arthur Miller is a master of incorporating multiple allusions and elaborate symbols into his text, but one of the most prominent symbols in The Crucible has to be the title itself. The word crucible has many meanings and connotations, but the one we are focusing on is the “severe test” version. The entire plot revolves and circles the idea of the characters being put through crucibles; trials, accusations, all of which push their morals along with…