The Crucible Outline

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OPIC TWO

Discuss the theme of pride in the play The Crucible

Paragraph I (introduction)

Definition of excessive pride

Brief summary of the play

Introduction to the main characters

Paragraph 2 (begin body)

Reverend Hale

Example of pride (quote/pg#/explanation)

Result of his pride (example from the play/ another quote/pg#/explanation)

Conclusion (was his pride justified?)

Paragraph 3 (continue body)

Elizabeth Proctor

Example of pride (quote/pg#/explanation)

Result of her pride (example from the play/ another quote/pg#/explanation)

Conclusion (was her pride justified?)

Paragraph 4 (finish body)

John Proctor

Example of pride (quote/pg#/explanation)

Result of his pride (example from the play/ another quote/pg#/explanation)

Conclusion (was his pride justified?)

Paragraph 5 (conclusion)

Compare John Proctor to the other characters

Decide whether or not his final act was one of excessive pride

Tell how the title of the play relates to the theme

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TOPIC THREE

Discuss the change or lack of change undergone by the main characters.

Paragraph I (introduction)

Definition of Crucible

Explain how the definition applies to the play

Mention that the some characters changed because of what they had to undergo and some characters did not change

Mention 3 characters you wish to discuss and tell whether or not they change during the play.

Paragraph II (1st character)

Transitional sentence

Give an adjective to describe the character at the beginning of the play

Describe a scene from the beginning of the play to prove that this is a good adjective.

If the character is unchanged, describe a scene from the end of the play that shows that this same adjective applies

If the character is changed, give a new adjective for that character as well as a description of a scene from the end of the...
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