Describe the following in a paragraph: crucible, Elizabeth, Hale, John, and insight.

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This sounds like an assignment your teacher may have given you to use each of these terms and connect them to a central topic which would develop a paragraph.

A topic sentence might mention what a crucible is and what it does. (Just so you know it's a container that you can use to bring items to very high temperatures) You might then take the three characters you have mentioned and find one way in the story how they were tried or tested as a person. This is like being inside a crucible, because after going through fire, whatever is left is obviously awfully strong. Finally, I would conclude with the word insight by noting that each character you mentioned gives us insight to Miller's purpose for naming the play The Crucible. Good luck!

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