Essay on The Crucible By Arthur Miller

817 Words Nov 8th, 2014 4 Pages
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a 1953 playwright in which Miller take the tales of the Salem Witch Trials of Massachusetts and dramatize it by recreating the account. The Salem Witch Trials took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 through 1693, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft (History Channel, 2014). Which sparked a series of hearings and prosecutions took places for the people accused of witchcraft in the colonial. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft and 20 were killed during the hysteria (Brooks, 2011). The Crucible story being in 1692 during the height of the Salem Witch Trials, when the first of the first of the girls to start experiencing symptoms was Betty Parris (Brooks, 2011). Reverend Parris return home to find his daughter Betty Parris very sick in a comma due to an unknown reason. Also to the knowledge of the local doctors, they were made aware that Ruth Putnam, daughter of Thomas and Ann Putnam was also very sick under the same conditioning. The doctor was unable to find anything physically wrong with them and suggested they may be bewitched (Brooks, 2011). The previous night Betty is recalled being seen with Abigail Williams, Mercy Lewis and Mary Warren in the wood working with what seem to be witch craft, although it is also said that they were playing a fortune-telling game and then behaving strangely…

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