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Analyze The Crucible with the concept of Marxism and demonstrate class struggle in the play.

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Though not explicitly a Marxist work, The Crucible is nonetheless amenable to a Marxist interpretation. What's notable about the Salem witch craze as depicted in the play is the way that a previously downtrodden, marginalized figure—Abigail Williams—comes to achieve a remarkable degree of power in such a short space of time.

Even though it's not her intention to do so, Abigail effects something of a social and political revolution in town,...

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