Today's vocabulary challenge involves writing a short response using 10 of the vocabulary words on the list. You need to write one paragraph explaining the motivation for one character in the play to take action against other characters. For example, If I chose Abigail, I might want to explain that Abigail may call out Elizabeth Proctor as a witch because she is in love with John Proctor and because Elizabeth has been "darkening" Abigail's name in the village. You will have 15 minutes to write this.
We are now beginning the second act of the play. In the first act we are introduced to characters - their personalities, their motivations, and their relationships, the setting and the main conflict. In the second act, we are given an introduction to the theme of the play. Before we start reading act II, we will discuss theme and begin looking for themes within the play. We will review the meaning of a crucible.
If we have time today, we will review types of irony and take a look at how irony plays out in Act II and then at the crucibles that each character is facing.