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The Crucible and The Dressmaker



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1. Introduction

2. Historical Context

  • McCarthyism
  • American Colonisation and Puritanism
  • Australian Geography and the Great Depression

3. Plot Summaries

  • Summary – The Crucible
  • Summary – The Dressmaker

4. Plot Analysis

  • The Crucible
    • Act 1
    • Act 2
    • Act 3
    • Act 4
  • The Dressmaker
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Part 4

5. Themes, Motifs, and Key Ideas

    • Social Class
    • Fear, Paranoia, and Suffering
    • Isolated Communities
    • Order and Stability
    • Patriarchal Gender Norms

6. Character Comparison

  • John Proctor
    • Sergeant Farrat
  • Reverend Parris
    • Mr. Almanac
  • Reverend Hale
  • Abigail Williams
  • Judge Danforth
    • Dungatar’s townspeople in general
  • Thomas Putnam
  • Sarah Good

7. Structural Features Analysis

  • The Crucible
  • The Dressmaker

8. Sample A+ Essays (Complete with Annotations)

  • Quote-Based Prompt
  • Theme-Based Prompt
  • Character-Based Prompt
  • Metalanguage-Based Prompt
  • Theme-Based Prompt

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