The Role Of The Poppet In The Crucible

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The Poppet The Crucible focuses all on witchcraft and anything that has anything to do with witchcraft like: animals, dances, languages, darkness, dolls, and behaviors. So when they spot any of that they condemn you for it, like the poppet found in Goody Proctors house was better evidence to arrest her when she had already been accused for witchery. This poppet helps develop the plot, and it plays an important role. In the opening scene in Act two, Marry Warren gives Goody Proctor a poppet as a present which she says she made in court. Goody Proctor is then arrested for attempting murder against Abigail Williams. They say that she was stabbed with a needle in her stomach and claims it was Goody Proctor’s spirits who did it and then they find a poppet with a needle through the stomach also. Cheever, who came with a warrant for Elizabeth’s arrest, finds the poppet and says “’Tis hard proof! I find here a poppet Goody Proctor keeps. I have found it,…show more content…
It is such an important factor in this play because as mentioned earlier it is what introduces the main point. After Goody Proctor got arrested Proctor was determined to prove her innocence and Abigail’s false allegations. He presents himself at court to talk to the “Excellency” about Abigail and the girls’ false visions. He has Mary Warren testify which catches Abigail off guard and she has to pretend that she is once again being attacked. Proctor angered by this calls her a whore and says “I have known her, sir. I have known her.” (p.110.) He then proceeds to tell Danforth the story about his affair. After Mary Warren turns on him and accuses John Proctor of witchery and soon enough is killed. This all started because of the poppet. This is why it is such an important factor because John Proctor had to confess to something all to get his wife back and was killed doing

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