Essay on The Crucible By Arthur Miller

1285 Words Feb 25th, 2016 6 Pages
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is an allegory, meaning it can be interpreted to reveal hidden meanings, usually political or moral ones. This all happened during the Salem Witch trials, where people were initially scared of the idea and spread of Communism. This made people believe that anyone could be a communist, and this ended up making people believe others were witches. The people of Salem went around pointing fingers at others to take the blame off of them that they could be witches. They knew that if they accused someone of being a witch, they then would be in the clear because they just exposed someone. Abigail Williams is the main character in The Crucible that works her mischievous ways to trick others into thinking that some of the people in Salem that Abigail calls out, are witches. This leads to many hangings, although the whole time, Abigail was putting on false accusations on people, just so she could be in the clear of being hung, and also get payback at some people like John Proctor. John proctor is one character who sees this corruption in Abigail and wants to stop her from killing anymore innocent people. The Crucible is an allegory, which is a story that can reveal a hidden meaning. Arthur Millers play, The Crucible, is an example of an allegory because it connects to the Red Scare of the 1950’s, the moral meaning which are principles of the right and the wrong, and its hidden meaning and how it’s themes are are still relevant today.
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