BOOK REPORT CRUSIBLE

BOOK REPORT CRUSIBLE - Book Report on The Crucible by:...

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Book Report on The Crucible by: Arthur Miller The Crucible is set in the last decade of the 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts, which was then a modest village peopled by Puritan settlers. The major theme of the play revolves around good versus evil. The Puritans were very religious but also highly superstitious, and events which could not be explained away by reason or by the will of God were often attributed to the work of Satan. This fear of the Devil, combined with a highly regulated and at times hypocritical social order, culminated in the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692, on which the book is based. The first permanent settlement of the New England area by Europeans began with the famous landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620. Salem was founded in 1626 and was first settled by Puritans in 1628, under the leadership of John Winthrop and John Endecott. In 1629, the Massachusetts Bay Company was chartered, and Puritan settlers began arriving in the New World in large groups. Puritan society was theocratic, and
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