The Crucible – Conclusions

1. Answer the question directly
2. Summarise your own answer
3. What does the audience learn

1. John Proctor’s past crimes become inescapable to him, and form the subsequent events that happen to him.

2. His affair with Abigail prompted her obsession, and that obsession led to the witch frenzy. Her attempt to have Proctor’s wife executed led to Proctor himself destroying his own reputation and, ultimately, his hanging.

3. It seems clear that Miller is suggesting that our own crimes cannot ever be completely escaped, and that we should be careful of our actions, as they will follow us afterwards.

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