Sundstrand, David. " The Crucible. " Masterplots, Fourth Model (2010): 1-3. Literary Research Center. Net. 24 Jan. 2013. The storyline:
The Reverend Samuel Parris prays over his girl, who lies stricken which has a nameless condition. As he prays, he is angered by the interruption of his Negro servant, Tituba, whom he helped bring with him from the tropical isle of Barbados. Parris is frightened and furious, for he found out his child Betty, Tituba, and some in the village women dancing in the woods. Now two of the girls, Betty and Ruth Putnam, are sick, and witchcraft is rumored about the village. His daughter Betty and his ward and niece, Abigail Williams, were been participants in a secret and sinful act. Parris seems his location as minister to the community of Salem is endangered. Moreover, he suspects that more than dancing took place. The frightened Parris sends to get the Reverend John Hale, a reputed scholar acquainted with the indications of witchcraft. While waiting for Hale to arrive, the parishioners reveal the petty grievances and jealousies hidden beneath the veneer of piety in the Puritan community. Parris seems that the community failed to satisfy its bills to him. He potential foods John Proctor, a respected farmer, of undermining his authority. Proctor resents Parris for talking of simply hellfire and the money owed to the parish. Jones Putnam, a grasping landholder, disputes the boundaries of his neighbors' farms. Ann Putnam shed seven infants at childbirth, and she suspects witchcraft of mothers with huge families, especially Rebecca Nurse, who has 11 healthy children. Amid this discontent, the learned Blooming arrives along with his books of weighty wisdom. Under Hale's close wondering concerning the girls' illicit activities in the forest, Abigail transforms the blame faraway from herself simply by accusing Tituba of witchcraft. Terrified by the threat of hanging, Tituba confesses to conjuring the devil. Putnam asks Tituba if she saw this beggar Debbie Good or perhaps Goodwife Osborne with the satan. Sensing her survival at risk, Tituba names both girls as companion pets of the satan. Abigail accumulates the accusations and adds the names of other villagers. Soon all of those other girls begin hysterically chanting out the names of small town men and women seen in company while using devil. On the Proctor farmville farm, Proctor explains to Elizabeth that Abigail revealed that the dancing in the hardwoods was simply " sport. вЂќ When ever Proctor hesitates to go to the authorities with this info, Elizabeth quietly reminds her husband of his previous infidelities with Abigail. Their argument is usually interrupted by arrival of Hale, who also comes to ask into the sanctity of the Proctor home. At the suspects that Abigail ways to destroy her so that the girl might become Proctor's partner. Mary Warren, another from the afflicted girls and the Proctors' servant, results from courtroom where the lady gave testimony. She offers Elizabeth a rag toy that she made in court docket. At this point, officials of the the courtroom arrive at the Proctor farm with a great arrest cause for At the on the demand of witchcraft. They search the house to get poppets (dolls) and find the one Mary gave to Elizabeth. They find a pin in its stomach and take this for evidence that Abigail's stomach aches and pains are the reaction to Elizabeth's witchcraft. Elizabeth is usually taken away in chains. Proctor confronts Martha, demanding that she inform the courtroom the truth. With the court of Deputy Chief excutive Danforth, Giles Corey, Francis Nurse, and John Proctor present evidence to save their very own wives from the charge of witchcraft. Danforth confiscates the list of names brought by Francis testifying to Rebecca Nurse's good personality and markings the petitioners for criminal arrest. Giles refuses to name those who again him, and so the deputy texas chief has Corey arrested. When Proctor delivers Mary to court to recant, Abigail pretends to be possessed by the evil state of mind brought by Martha. Proctor accuses the girls of lying and confesses to committing...