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The Crux of the Crucible

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The Crux of the Crucible:
The progression of themes within the play.
You will be writing an essay on this throughout exam week so you need to have a very strong understanding of how the themes progress throughout the play.
Using the table below, you are to describe how each theme is presented in each of the four Acts.
In order to get a stronger understanding you should include in your description:
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Lies and Deceit
Act I
Act II
The characters that depict / influence the theme
Any events that occur in the scene that reinforces the theme
Any direct links to McCarthyism / 1960’s / Communism
Any interesting information in regards to that theme.
You MUST INCLUDE TWO QUOTES FROM EACH ACT TO BACK UP YOUR POINT.
Respect and
Reputation
Compassion and
Forgiveness
Good vs. Evil
Justice
Jealousy
Power
Religion
Act III
Act IV
Which TWO themes do you think are the strongest in the play? Why? Back your answer up with a quote from the play. Explain your answer here:
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If your essay topic theme was POWER, briefly explain what each paragraph of your essay would focus on:
Paragraph 1
Paragraph 2
Paragraph 3
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