This is an essay question, what are your recommendations on answering this question?
First mind map all of the possible impressions you get. Write down whatever comes into your head. Then categorise them under 4-5 headings. I don't do the crucible so I haven't really studied it, but you should already know some main points. Then think of the overall impression you get. Start your essay with this and use it to guide you through the essay. Make sure you include quotes and comment on the context