Essential Questions/Launch Questions
- In what ways has America been shaped or impacted by the journeys of individuals?
- In what ways have individuals been shaped or impacted by America?
- In what ways is one's own identity shaped by these journeys?
Identify an issue at play in The Crucible.What is the obligation of the individual in society? Should we play by the rules or are we obligated to push back against the masses from time to time?
Student Project - Contemporary Themes
Although The Crucible depicts a society long past, its timeliness today is undeniable. The fact that Arthur Miller wrote this play in the 1950s after undergoing persecution similar to what John Proctor experienced suggests that humans will inevitably experience situations like this again and again.