One of the central themes of The Crucible is conflict.
Old conflicts fuel new conflicts on both an individual and a community-wide scale.
Salem finds itself in conflict as fear begins to spread about new sects of Christianity penetrating its traditional beliefs. When combined with their genuine fear of the Devil, Salem falls into panic as it tries to cling on to its traditional ideals.
Old rivalries re-emerge as old foes try to settle old scores under the cover of accusations and false confessions of Devil worship, while other’s struggle with a conflict within themselves.
The tasks below seek to develop your ability to analyse language alongside theme, while also getting you more familiar with getting ‘hands on’ with the text.