Introduction to the Crucible - Summary and Translation

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The Crucible starts off giving incite on one of the main characters in the story, and it also ends on foreshadowing of what will happen in the first act. In the introduction, it also gives us incited on what happened, and why it happened. Were there really witches? Were their really devils? Or was it all a big hoax? At first the story puts a setting on where act 1 will probably take place. This is …

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…Salem tragedy developed from a paradox, a paradox in which some of us still live. This paradox was further strengthened since the people in Salem had a combined church and state or a theocracy. The witch-hunts show what happens when too much power goes bad. As more people became individualistic, and did not need to rely on thy neighbor. They good express their hatred and vengeance torward them and accuse them of being a witch.