In regards to The Crucible, what were some forms of entertainment that were forbidden by the Puritans in Salem in 1692?

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mr-angel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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The Salem puritans in 1692 would have lived in a system that united social and religious values.  The religious values would limit the entertainment that was socially allowed.  The puritans would have condemned any activity that was considered unproductive, ungodly or idle.  Gambling on activities would have been looked down upon, as well as any activity that was considered unpractical.  Games that increased knowledge or work skills would have been acceptable. 

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They also thought plays and the theater were wicked.  They did not celebrate Christmas or other holidays. 

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