John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend Parris, Rebecca Nurse, Francis Nurse, Judge Danforth, Giles Corey, Thomas Putnam, Ann Putnam, Ruth Putnam, Tituba, Mary Warren, Betty Parris, Martha Corey, Ezekiel Cheever, Judge Hathorne, Herrick, Mercy Lewis
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Puritanism & Theocracy in New England
Intolerance & Disregard for Individuality
Sex & Sexual Repression
Hysteria & Excessive Zeal
Reputation through Association
The Legal System: Witch Trails, Accusations & Confessions
Class & Generational Conflicts
Setting: Time, Place, Historical Influences
1692 - Salem, Massachusetts
The Symbolic Witch Trail: McCarthyism (paranoia about communism in 1950s America)
The House Un-American Activities Committee
Aspects of the Theatrical Stage Production
Use of Dramatic Questions – dramatic hooks, devices to hold the attention of the audience. (Examples include: Will he come? Who did it? Will he or she succeed?)
Subdivisions: Scene & Act Construction – effect on plot pace, tension.
Staging: The Effect of a One Stage Set
The visual/audio production as stated in the stage direction (staging, lighting, backdrop, sound effects, music, etc.)