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Siya Yadav Mrs . Solow 1-2 Honors English II 28 January 2019 A crucible is defined as a container in which metal and other substances are purified at extreme heat . It’s also interpreted as a severe test or trial . Arthur Miller, in his play about the Salem witch trials, The Crucible , puts several characters through the same purifying process. The severe testing of these characters leaves them either broken or purified, depending on their personality, morals, and judgement . The characters, Reverend Hale, Mary Warren, and Elizabeth Proctor in the play are used to demonstrate the difficulty one faces when put in a crucible and how it tests their values . Reverend Hale, the witchcraft expert, and a very well respected official begins his investigations into witchcraft with precision, noting that "we cannot look to superstition (...) the Devil is precise" (Miller) . He values cold-hard facts and doesn’t believe the word of a few teenage girls . He talks to all the accused women, such as Goody Proctor and warns her of what
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