The Crucible – Broad Ideas for the Essay

Intro:   Title/ Playwright
                        Which revelation
                        Why is iit significant to the charcter
Section 1:
                        Proctor confesses – in court – lechery
The revelation as the climax
How do events build to that point?
            Affair with Abi
            Her denial of its ending
John rejects her
            Abi’s motive for witch accusations
            Starts the witch-hunt
            Acusation against Elizabeth
          Rising action/ building of tension
Section Two
                        The scene itself
                        Faithfulness to his wife
                        Desire to end the hysteria
                        He wants reason to prevail
Wants justice to be done
Incriminates himself
Section Three
                        Consequences
                        Proctor’s name is ruined
                        Imprisoned
                        Death

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