The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

920 Words Nov 20th, 2016 4 Pages
The crucible was a play that was written by the man Arthur Miller, this play was based and surrounded on the Salem witch trials. The Salem witch trials happened in 1692 but Arthur had written this play to show the familiarity in which unfair laws and justice were served in the Second red scare. Witches were on trial in Salem, communists were also pegged for being a danger into the society in this point of time. People were accused of breaking laws that were just absurd and then the worst punishment they could have received was death. In the play he shows the detail of how people were blaming each other just to cover themselves from the powerful people in the justice system. The play has lots of main ideas and themes such as truth and justice. Then Arthur plays a good card and puts faces onto these themes. Some characters are John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor who are both in love. Other main characters include Judge Danforth, Reverend Hale and Reverend Parris. This is a literary analysis and in this essay I will cover how each character has different ties to their personal experiences with things that are unfair and their truths and their justices. John Proctor is a man of many things. He shows us this throughout the play. He has lots of traits that make him stand out compared to all other characters. John Proctor stands on what he believes in and has all of the right to. He never lost sight of what matters. Throughout the play John Proctor makes some mistakes. He had an…

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