The Crucible



Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible deals primarily with the Salem Witch Trials, but is simultaneously an allegory for the Red Scare that took place in America in the 1950’s. Centered around the characters of John Proctor and Abigail Williams, the play also explores the causes and effects of mass hysteria, the limits of love, and, importantly, an individual’s ability to go through serious trials.

Assignments + Vocabulary

Here’s the first vocabulary assignment on the novel

This is the Introduction assignment.

Here are the Study Questions for Act One.

You can find your second vocabulary set here.

Here is the Study Guide for Act 2.

These are the vocabulary words for Act 3.

This is the Act 3 Study Guide.

Here is the Study Guide for Act 4.

Finally, here is our in-class writing assignment about tests and trials

Fun Bonus Stuff

Left your book at home? Here’s a link to the full text of the play.
Here’s a great summary of the play from our friends at Sparknotes