The Crucible Essay

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The Crucible Essay

The word "crucible" is defined as a difficult test or challenge; a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions. Throughout the novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller (intro element), characters emphasize that the novel title, in fact (interruptor), the title does fit very well, in particular the character of John Proctor. By changing himself according to what is happening to him in the novel, John Proctor clearly suggests that The Crucible is an appropriate title.
Starting off by wanting to throw the beautiful, lying (adjective) Abigail in jail and then later changing to simply defending himself and all he has left, his name (interruptor), Proctor suits in well for the novel. John starts off by wanting to throw Abigail in jail for messing with his love life between him and his wife. The evidence of witchcraft performed by Abigail was clear and he had the perfect opportunity. However (intro element), throughout the trials Abigail convinces that in fact John Proctor has communicated with the devil instead. Here (intro element), it was important to see what John was going to do next because if he continued to imprison her (compound sentence), it would suggest that he did communicate with the devil as he now had two reasons to send her to prison. In contrast (intro element), he decides to step back and only defend his own name as the whole town seemingly turns on him with one twist. By doing this (intro), Proctor shied that…