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The Crucible

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The Fall

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Miller begins Act IV in the fall, months after Act III concluded. The most likely reason for this is because

A

In the meantime, the townspeople have begun to fight to kick Parris out of town and they finally do so in the fall.

B

Miller wants his characters to be haggard and desperate from long months spent in jail while Danforth seeks confessions.

C

It sets up the rebellions against the court that are revealed later in the act.

D

The 'fall' is symbolic of the downfall that Proctor is about to endure.

E

It makes it clear that Elizabeth is pregnant as her pregnancy is apparent to all by this time.