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The Crucible Teaching Unit

The Crucible Teaching Unit

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  • In what way is John Proctor the tragic hero in this play?
  • What does this play say about “authority”? Be sure to consider the significance of Proctor’s death at the end in your answer.
  • Prove the following statement: “This play is essentially about courage, weakness and truth.”
  • Why is Governor Danforth not a monster in this play?
  • Although touching on many other points, this play is foremost a drama depicting the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor. Trace this relationship as it develops throughout the play.
  • Identify how each of the following contributed to the insanity of Salem: greed and revenge, mass hysteria, and superstition.
  • Identify and discuss at least three points in this play that have a relevance to what was happening in the United States in the 1950’s.
  • Describe the personal strengths and weaknesses of the following people: Elizabeth Proctor, Giles Corey, Rev. Hale, and Rev. Parris.

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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.

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