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The Crucible Movie Review Summary

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen

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John Proctor is a Puritan man living in Salem, MA in the 17th century. His wife Elizabeth fired their servant Abigail Williams after she caught the two having an affair. Adultery is a crime punishable by death in their society, and John is truly sorry about his affair. He tries to make it up to his now cold wife, and he fights off Abigail's persistant advances.
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But Abigail is determined to get John's wife out of the picture. Abigail incites the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and accuses Elizabeth of being a witch. If Elizabeth is found guilty of witchcraft, she will be hanged. Enraged at Abigail, John knows he must clear his wife's name. But the only way he can prove that Abigail's story is a concoction is to admit he commited adultery with her.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   religious issues

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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