A multitude of topics are found in this popular play. Why not explore a character's motives, a particular theme, various conflicts, or integral vocabulary (irony, paradox, and allegory) that apply to this story? Using notes, handouts, and The Crucible book as well as supplemental material, students will write an essay that explains a specific component of the book. Specific details and examples must support their position. Students will also utilize quotes that support their position(s).