The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

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Arthur Miller (1915-2005) is a well-known author and playwright of the twentieth century. He was raised in New York City and graduated from the University of Michigan. He graduated to become a journalist, but changed his purpose after finding success from his first dramatic script, and develop more into playwright. He made a family with his wife and had two children, then later bought a farm in Connecticut. During this time he continued to do more writing and became increasingly famous for a play he made in 1953 "The Crucible," which expanded his reputation as a well-known author.

This occurred during the time of the Red Scare. The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) later questioned him for a secret meeting he attended, then was later convicted for "contempt of congress," and was given a short sentence in jail. In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” Miller’s purpose for of involving Puritanism and the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 was to point out the symbolism to the Red Scare and McCarthyism in the society that he lived in.

“The Crucible,” is a fictional story of the Salem Witch Trials that takes place in a seventeenth century Puritan Community. A group of girls and a black slave are caught by a reverend dancing in the woods and discovering witchcraft. Because they lived in a puritan society, were. They decide to lie and accuse witchcraft on the other citizens to avoid trouble. Abigail had an affair with the farmer known as John Proctor. Elizabeth Proctor, his wife…

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