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What are the themes in Act 1 of the Crucible?

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I think that one of the most intense themes to emerge out of Act I is the idea of how there is a clear demonstration of power.  Power and its relation to political control is a large theme in the drama and it seems to be clearly evident in Act I.  So much of the act is devoted to who has power and who needs to consolidate it.  Parris is dismayed at the eventual...

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