The Best Man, By Robert Schenkkan, And Crucible By Arthur Miller

“I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.” Hillary Clinton said during the first presidential debate. The election of 2016 will not be forgotten anytime soon. With a surprising turn of events of Donald Trump somehow winning. Millions of American citizens are in anguish with these results. The Best Man by Gore Vidal, November by David Mamet, All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, and Crucible by Arthur Miller share similar themes with the 2016 election. First off, The Best Man represents the cunningness between candidates. Secondly, November shows the ridiculousness of the election. Thirdly, All the Way represents fighting discrimination. Lastly, the Crucible represents the fears of immigration and the Muslim …show more content…
“... Bill, I’ve finally got a line on Cantwell. I got real dirt...” Dick Jensen is suggesting to Russell to strike Cantwell with blackmail. Jensen and Clinton are identical when it comes to manipulating, however they do what is necessary for the sake of the country. Despite all the good they try to do, people only tend to remember the bad, notably Hillary’s email scandal. With her email scandal in mind, Clinton can be compared to Jensen due to her lies. For example, according to the internet article Hillary Clinton even lies about lying about her lies “Clinton claimed that ‘what I did was allowed,’ that she ‘fully complied with every rule,’ that ‘there is no classified material’ in the emails she sent and received…” As investigations by the State Department’s inspector general and the FBI later showed, none of that was true.” As a consequence of her email scandal, she lost the election to the vulgar Trump. At any rate, Jensen and Clinton are equivalent when it comes to manipulating and lying. On the whole, The Best Man’s characters can be compared to the 2016 presidential

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