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The Crucible AP Teaching Unit
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- Based on Act I, why do you think Miller and the characters refer to Ann Putnam as Mrs. Putnam, but they refer to Rebecca Nurse as Rebecca?
- Considering the number of characters he does comment on in the Overture, explain why Miller chose not to comment on Abigail?
- Do you think Mary Warren truly believes that Sarah Good bewitched her? Cite evidence from the story to support your opinion.
- Elizabeth’s accusation is the reason Hale comes to the Proctor household in Act II. Why do you think Hale changes the focus of his interview to John Proctor?
- Do you believe Mary is helping Abigail frame Elizabeth in Act II, or is she just an unwitting part of the scheme? Support your answer with proof from the story.
- Critics disagree whether John Proctor or Abigail is the protagonist of this play. Adhering to the definition of the term, argue and support your choice of John Proctor or Abigail as the true protagonist.
- Critique Miller’s use of the Overture to not only introduce his characters, but also to convey his theme. Consider and discuss the effectiveness of the parallel he has drawn between the Puritan society and the 1950s.
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