The Crucible Play Analysis

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John Proctor and Abigail Williams from sixty and eleven, respectively, to thirty-five and seventeen, enabling the plot line of an affair between the two. Proctor and his wife Elizabeth ran an inn as well as a farm, but Miller eliminates this detail. Proctor’s friend Giles Corey was actually pressed to death a month after Proctor’s execution, however, Miller juxtaposes his death and Proctor’s. So finally Miller chose to omit the fact that Proctor had a son who was also tortured during the witch trials because he refuses to confess to witchcraft. Although no one can know for certain what the actual individuals thought, felt or believed. Miller’s incorporation of motive into the play’s characters provides his audience with a realistic scenario that is both believable and applicable to society.

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