What are the internal and external conflicts in The Crucible by Arthur Miller? 

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In one way, there are too many conflicts in Arthur Miller's The Crucible; in another way, there are not enough. If there had been more conflict between the court and the girls, things may have ended differently for the twenty-some people who died during the Salem Witch Trials. Alas, that did not happen.

The external conflicts in this play include all three kinds: man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. society.

The man vs. man conflicts are many. The girls who call out the names of people innocent of witchcraft are in direct conflict with their neighbors and fellow citizens. People like Parris and Putnam are in the same kind of conflict with their neighbors and congregation, as they want to get more land and save their reputations (such as they are). Both they and the girls (primarily Abigail) are using the court to punish and get rid of their enemies.

As the fear intensifies, the people of Salem are then in conflict with one another, quick to accuse someone else before an accusation can...

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