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The Crucible by Arthur Millerwhat are three significant events that caused the play to...

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mrfoster1530 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:43 AM via web

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

what are three significant events that caused the play to end the way that it did. Be sure to discuss the ways in which each of the three events influenced the way the play ended. 

What three decisions or actions that John Proctor or Abigial Williams made to bring about the outcome of they play. Be sure to discuss the ways in which each action or decisions caused the play to the end they way that it did. 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:24 AM (Answer #2)

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The play ended with John Proctor refusing to confess because he does not want to lose his name, or what his name means.  This came about because he lied, and he had an affair.  Proctor wants to become a better person, and he would rather die than live a lie.

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mrfoster1530 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:07 AM (Answer #3)

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The play ended with John Proctor refusing to confess because he does not want to lose his name, or what his name means.  This came about because he lied, and he had an affair.  Proctor wants to become a better person, and he would rather die than live a lie.

What are decisions that Proctor or Abigial made that bring about the outcome of the play. Or what are three significant events that caused the play to end the way that it did. 

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 23, 2012 at 10:54 PM (Answer #4)

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There are a number of decisions that lead to the play's outcome.

(1) Proctor refuses Abigail's advances early in the play, (2) leading Abigail to charge Elizabeth with witchcraft. 

(3) Elizabeth lies in court when asked if Proctor had actually had an affair with Abigail, essentially disavowing Proctor's confession and leading to his arrest.

 Proctor's confession to adultery was also significant as was his final refusal to sign a confession to witchcraft. 

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