The Crucible Writing Prompts

Instructor: Wendy A. Garland

Wendy has a Ph.D. in Adult Education and a Master's Degree in Business Management. She has 10 years experience working in higher education.

In this lesson, we will look at some writing prompts taken from Arthur Miller's The Crucible. These prompts are organized by theme and will help teachers direct students to deeper thinking about the play.


Plays are often open to many interpretations and Arthur Miller's classic, The Crucible, is no exception. Many prefer reading plays, so they can let their own imaginations and background knowledge set the play in their minds. However, there is much more to such an approach. For example, it opens doors for creative analysis and exploration of hidden themes. So with all that in mind, let us explore some possible writing prompts from The Crucible.

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