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Crucible Discussion Questions
Answer each question concisely. Use specific examples from the play to support your answer.

1. Analyze one of the characters in The Crucible. Explore the character’s conflicts, motivation, significant actions or decisions, and changes or discoveries. What was your response to your character? (Possible characters: Proctor, Elizabeth, Judge Danforth, Abigail, Parris)

2. Mr. Hale is a dynamic character. Use details from each act to trace the changes he undergoes in the course of the play. Based on the transformation he undergoes, is Mr. Hale a truly good man? Why or why not?

3. Using both the dictionary definition and associations of the word crucible, explain why Miller chose The Crucible as the title of the play.

4. Who holds the most blame for the events in Salem? Why?

5. One of the possible themes of The Crucible is it may be better to die with integrity than to compromise your faith, honor, and decency in order to live. Find one or more passage from the play that illustrates this theme. Identify the passage and explain how it expresses the play’s theme.

Crucible Discussion Questions
Answer each question concisely. Use specific examples from the play to support your answer.

1. Analyze one of the characters in The Crucible. Explore the character’s conflicts, motivation, significant actions or decisions, and changes or discoveries. What was your response to your character? (Possible characters: Proctor, Elizabeth, Judge Danforth, Abigail, Parris)

2. Mr. Hale is a dynamic character. Use details from each act to trace the changes he undergoes in the course of the play. Based on the transformation he undergoes, is Mr. Hale a truly good man? Why or why not?

3. Using both the dictionary definition and associations of the word crucible, explain why Miller chose The Crucible as the title of the play.

4. Who holds the most blame for the...
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