Paranoia And Differences In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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The Crucible, is a very historically accurate story and is one of Arthur Miller best works. It is a timeless classic and was a pleasure to read. The book has been a top seller for many years, and still continues to be a timeless classic. It is full of history and connections to the world we live in today. The characters seem so real and are developed very well. The crucible, is full of historical, realistic and relatable situations that help move the plot forward.

The plot of this story is full of paranoia and accusations. Reverend Parris daughter suddenly goes limp and Parris believes witchcraft is the cause. This is a very religious time period, they do not have scientific explanations yet. Parris is the only one looking for
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This is most significant character change was John Proctor. John is a good man with a secret sin, his lust for Abigail. John Proctor first denies this and just calls Abigail a whore(Miller, pg.20). John Proctor changes and sacrifices himself as a witch. There is a small character in the story, Sarah Good and she is killed for Witchcraft very quickly(Miller, pg.76). The People accuse anyone who isn 't in the norm of witchcraft. The funny thing is, those who actually plead guilty of witchcraft do not get hung and those who plead innocent do get hung(Miller, …show more content…
Arthur Miller is fantastic with word choice, being that it is historically accurate. The fifties style of playwriting is everywhere in this novel. Arthur Miller tries to copy the Puritan dialogue by using contractions and the use of the letter G(Miller, Pg 100). For Example “ I don’t know sir, but the devil got him numerous witches**(Miller, Pg. 45). This story is very paradoxical and is relevant today. Arthur Miller used this play as a way to describe what was going on in modern times. The quote “ I have nine men outside. You cannot keep her. The Law binds me, John I cannot budge**. Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible shows the hysteria that took place in Salem in 1692. Although the play is fiction, Miller based the plot of his play on historical events and his characters show how paranoia and fear can escalate. A number of characters used this fear to benefit and they showed selfishness and malfeasance. The two most despicable characters in the play were Rev. Parris and Judge Danforth. When Danforth is told to postpone the executions, it angers him (Miller pg. 127). For example Danforth says. “ There will be no postponement**. From the very beginning of the play, Rev. Parris demonstrated selfishness. Rev. Parris was concerned more for his personal status in the town than even the health of his daughter in Act I. While Betty lay unconscious in bed, Parris thinks about a faction that is sworn to drive

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