Directions of the Assignment: The very definition of an allegory, The Crucible has a much deeper meaning that goes far beyond a story simply about the trials that haunted the community of Salem. Much like Orwell's Animal Farm or Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, The Crucible uses a surface story to reveal a much deeper meaning. Use the example, taken from the allegory Animal Farm, listed below to help you complete the assignment on the following page. The examples listed from Animal Farm are only to illustrate how you are supposed to complete the assignment. All your examples written on the following page are to come from The Crucible.
This assignment asks the students to pinpoint similarities between the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare. I used an example of how to complete the assignment using Animal Farm, an allegory ALL my students were familiar with. You can cut out the first page if you don't want to use that example. My students found it to be helpful.