If you've worked through all the Revision Bites in this section, you'll now have a better understanding of The Crucible. Now for some practice in putting all these ideas together in the exam!
Before you start, gather together all the notes you've made about the context, plot, characters, dramatic effect and themes of the play. Re-read them, and sort out your ideas! Then have a go at this question:
Show how Arthur Miller creates a powerful dramatic effect in The Crucible.
Remember, you are advised to spend 45 minutes on this part of the paper, so divide your time up like this:
Planning your answer
Have a go at planning and writing your answer away from the computer, before coming back to check your answer against ours. To help you, print off the skeleton answer below and use it as a guide.
Paragraph 1: Introduction - different types of dramatic effect
Paragraph 2 - the opening
Paragraph 3 - the atmosphere of fear and hysteria
Paragraph 4 - contrasts of character
Paragraph 5 - the ending
Once you've completed your own essay, move on to the next page to compare it with ours...
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