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people to listen to her to her advantage when she charged Proctor?s spouse with being a witch so Abigail could live with John. This again proves that Abigail had control of the town and the unexplained turned neighbor against neighbor. The social breakdown in Salem was the major factor in the tragedy that took the lives of many innocent people. There was more than one tragedy in The Crucible. The first was the murdering of many innocent people, and the second was that a community that was once very close had been broken apart. It appeared that the people of Salem were like a family but isolation actually made them unable to adapt to a troublesome situation. If the community could have had a greater influence from another group of people then the social structure would have been

able to adapt. Tragedy: The Deterioration of Salem During the Witch Trials The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Hudson Mrs. Phillips Eng 0A0 Due April 12, 1996