"God Is Dead!" - Proverb
Interview with Arthur Miller:
Interview with Winona Ryder (Charlie Rose) :
Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________
S - 13 Reproducible Student Worksheet
Think Like a Puritan
Objectives: Identifying Puritan beliefs/customs
Using context clues to identify correct terminology
Understanding Puritanism will help you to understand how mass hysteria and the Salem witch trials
occurred. Read the following information about Puritan life. Fill in the blanks with appropriate terms
using context clues. Some answers are provided for you. They are crossed out below.
church carpentry enforce help prayer Puritan
different sleeping Garden opinions women services
girls chores obey gambling sickness fish
Scriptures theocracy will vote Devil sins
misfortune emotions men plainness drunkenness smart
frowned adults Sabbath hunt Bible sew
pray cook play adultery Salem clothing
winters wash twice hanged witchcraft
Pretend you live in America in the 1600’s. As a 17th century __________, your life centers around the
church, as it serves as the center of town and the place where news is received. Everyone must attend church
on the __________ because it is against the law not to attend. Men and __________ sit on opposite sides of
the church and endure long __________ on hard pews. In addition to church on Sundays, family prayer is
also important. It is recommended that your family hear the __________ read __________ daily. Every family
member should also __________ everyday, and parents teach the __________ to their children.
You believe just as much in the __________ as you do in God. All __________ must be punished no
matter how big or small, such as stealing food or __________ in church. When crops fail or someone is
sick, you do not help because you believe that it is God’s __________ and that __________ is punishment
for bad behavior.
Your government is a __________, meaning that the government centers around the church. It is
the government’s duty to enforce obedience to God. Only church members can __________ in elections.
Punishable offences include: theft, breaches of the Sabbath, blasphemy, murder, __________, __________,
__________, and participation in theatrical performances.
Historical context on The Crucible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2RYkoA-RHg
Introduction to the Drama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYkBe_kHlGw
FILM TRAILER OF THE CRUCIBLE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUPpP2khS9g
McCarthyism & Communism
Joseph McCarthy Congressional Hearings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJHsur3HqcI
McCarthyism In America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFHhqlfypOo
Character Map of The Crucible
Character List :
Reverend Parris Minister in Salem. He believes a faction plans to force him to leave Salem, so he attempts to strengthen his authority through the witch trial proceedings.
Betty Parris Parris' daughter. Her father discovers her dancing in the woods, and she later accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft.
Abigail Williams Parris' niece. She instigates the witch trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. She pretends to see spirits and instructs the other girls to pretend as well.
Tituba Parris' black slave. Parris discovers her casting spells and making potions with the girls in the woods.
Mrs. Ann Putnam Wife of Thomas Putnam. She believes that a witch is responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children. Her jealousy of Rebecca Nurse leads her to accuse Goody Nurse of being a witch.
Thomas Putnam A greedy landowner in Salem. He systematically accuses his neighbors of witchcraft so that he might purchase their lands after they hang.
Ruth Putnam The Putnams' daughter. She accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft. A witness claims to have heard Putnam say Ruth's accusations helped him obtain land.
Mary Warren Servant to the Proctors. She goes along with Abigail and the girls by falsely accusing others of witchcraft; however, she later admits that she was lying.
Mercy Lewis Servant to the Putnams and friend to Abigail. She participates in the witch trials by pretending to see spirits and falsely accusing individuals of witchcraft.
John Proctor Salem farmer and former lover of Abigail's. He openly denounces Parris and does not attend church.
Elizabeth Proctor Wife of John Proctor. She is a decent and honest woman, who dismissed Abigail because of her affair with John Proctor.
Reverend Hale Minister in Beverly. The people of Salem summon him to investigate Betty's condition and determine if witchcraft is responsible. He supports the witch trials, but later denounces them when he learns that Abigail is lying.
Rebecca Nurse Wife of Francis Nurse. She is one of the most respected individuals in Salem because of her kindness and charity. She argues against the witch trial investigations. Mrs. Putnam accuses her of witchcraft.
Francis Nurse Farmer and landowner in Salem. He is a respected member of the community often called upon to settle disagreements between individuals.
Susanna Walcott Friend to Abigail. She also takes part in the trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft.
Giles Corey Elderly inhabitant of Salem. He challenges the court in an attempt to defend his wife who has been convicted of witchcraft. He is pressed to death as a result.
Sarah Good Beggar in Salem. She is the first individual accused of witchcraft.
Judge Hathorne A judge in the Salem court.
Deputy Governor Danforth A special judge serving in the Salem court during the witch trials. He signs the death sentences for those individuals who refuse to confess their crimes. He refuses to delay any execution for fear that he will appear weak and irresolute.
Ezekial Cheever Appointed by the court to assist in arresting accused individuals.
Marshal Herrick Appointed by the court to arrest the accused individuals.
RED- Those involved & in favor of the court & The witch trials
MUSIC RELATED TO THE CRUCUIBLE :
How To Save A Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb21IdRLAaI
Abigail's Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPB_mOGGRZ4
LIES - The Crucible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5t7b6e3cA
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VldmcYggCag
McCarthyism & Communism
Joseph McCarthy Congressional Hearings:
McCarthyism In America:
SUMMARY OF THE CRUCIBLE:
Introduction: (Film Clip)
Dance in the woods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUGvUhlj-cc
Betty is witched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9gw2DvJThQ
John threatens Abigail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AwgKAF2XdY
Proctor & Abigail's Final Scene:
AUDIO OF The Crucible :