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The Jack in the Box Death roamed about the court during the Salem witch trials. During the Salem witch trials people were accused of being witches, if they confessed to being a witch they would survive. If they did not confess they would be hanged in front of the whole town. The play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is all about the idea of the Salem witch trials. The Crucible is a play about people that can be related to a jack in the box that is capable of exploding with drama. The handle of the jack in the box is the stirring of the drama started by Tituba by confessing to being a witch. “No, no, don’t hang Tituba! I tell him I don’t desire to work for him, sir”- Tituba (847). By Tituba confessing to being a witch it is stirring the handle to a whole mess they won’t expect later. The only reason she confesses to being a witch is because Putnam wants to hang her for not confessing. When she confessed it triggered something in Abigail to start a whole parade of blaming people. Tituba is the conductor to spinning the handle of the jack in the box. When the handle is done being spun and toy jack pops out of the small wooden box spreading fear through young kids. As like the jack head popping out Abigail and the girls spread fear through Salem. Abigail is a very dauntless young women who is not afraid to lie to get her way. Abigail and her minions (girls) goal was to get Elizabeth Proctor arrested for being a witch and hanged to death because Abigail was in love with Elizabeth’s husband John. “Abigail were stabbed tonight; a needle were stuck into her belly-” - Hale (860). By Abigail being “stabbed” in the belly with a needle it gave her extreme power in the village that terrified people like the jack head. When the jack comes out of the box it POPS very loudly the pop represents the hanging of off the people being falsely accused by Abigail and…...

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