Essay on The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller in 1952, tells of the Salem Witch Trials and what the Puritan people endured. The story mainly focuses on the accusers, afflicted, and the accused showing how they got away with what they stated to the court as well as how the accused plead their innocence. The Crucible follows very distinct parts of the Salem Witch Trials, some of which are very accurate, and others which are morphed to fit the storyline. Miller changes the details or leave them out in order to make The Crucible more logical and understanding to the reader on top of making it more interesting to add to the plot.
.Although The Crucible includes the same basic events as the Salem Witch Trials, upon further examination it is clear that it is not as accurate as one may think when looking closer into the details of the story The Crucible itself is historical fiction so much of the information given differs from the events of the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials are an example in history of a time when unnecessary histeria spread. The Trials were later turned into many arts of literature like The Crucible for example, but many of the facts differ. Characters ages are changed as well as their role in the trials. There are various examples of what really happened during the time of the trials which shed light on the differences in Miller 's story.Further reinforcing the theory that The Crucible contrasts with the Salem Witch Trials, Tim Gracyk states,“I…

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