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Directions for writing: In an insightful, well-organized interpretive essay, analyze what truly caused Salem’s downfall in The Crucible. Determine which factors or conflicts were the most powerful forces in contributing to Salem’s destruction (use the 3 factors from the thesis statement) and how they reveal an overall theme. Provide evidence from the text and be sure that all of your claims help prove your thesis statement. Also, be sure to relate your thesis to the text’s overall theme. (also from the thesis statement)
-Intro paragraph includes a hook, background information, and a thesis statement(please use the thesis provided below)
-3 body paragraphs, each paragraph addressing one of the three causes of Salem’s downfall provided from the thesis statement. Each body paragraph contains a topic sentence, two quotes, and 2 analysis sentences per quotation.
Thesis Statement: “The influence of theocracy in Salem and its effects of mass hysteria, and injustice, caused Salem’s downfall, contributing to the central theme that power without honor and integrity will create chaos.”