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In the end, Arthur Miller embeds the theme of conformity in the play primarily to
Subvert non-conformists in the play, like Proctor and Giles.
Show how a group of young girls can gain so much power.
Demonstrate how Salem functioned in 1692.
Further develop the allegory of the Red Scare.
Support the efforts of Danforth to convict those accused of witchcraft.