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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

The Crucible Act One~ Why does Abigail say she was dismissed?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Suggestion -- look the book up at It will give you nice summaries.

    Note - Your question was a literature question, not History (this category). In fact, "The Crucible" is HORRIBLE history. Miller just used his own ignorant, anti-Puritan biases as a convenient way to attack the McCarthy hearings he so strongly opposed. In the process, he horribly misrepresented BOTH

    By the way (though this may hint at the answer) the first important change Miller makes to what ACTUALLY happened in Salem in and before 1692 is to have Abigail Williams be 17 years old, and John Proctor 40-ish. In truth, Abigail was about 11 at the time, and Proctor about 60.. but that would have undercut Miller's whole story.

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