The Crucible Reflection

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The Crucible Essay In The Crucible, Arthur Miller was successful on educating readers about history and encouraging them to not make the same mistakes of the past. The McCarthy era was more of an ideological war, meaning an idea that scared people to death, rather than a real war. The major issue that happened in Salem is that people were falsely accused of being witches when there was no real evidence of witchcraft. I believe that Arthur Miller did a sound job of getting his readers to recognize the events that happened in the past. Miller made it quite obvious as to how ridiculous people sounded by making accusations of people being witches. Abigail and her friends would lie to the court for their own selfish reasons. If a person were …show more content…
Knowing that witchcraft is something that is not universally recognized, once the reasoning behind the witchcraft came to fruition, it was obvious that the actual case had underlying causes for the young girls to put crimes against the people of the town. When all of the accused were able to put their stories in front of the judges, it painted a bigger picture of why the young girls decided to start their witchcraft in the woods. “More than a political metaphor, more than a moral tale, The Crucible, as it developed over more than a year, became the awesome evidence of the power of human imagination inflamed, the poetry of suggestion, and the tragedy of heroic resistance to a society possessed to the point of ruin”(Are You Now or Were You Never). Believing in and telling the facts and the truth will always …show more content…
However, the real question is, are people truly capable of learning and being impacted by the mistakes made prior in history. Arthur Miller clearly depicts the havoc wreaked upon those in the witch trials as well as the hysteria placed upon those in the town. Arthur writes the play in a way that makes the reader frustrated beyond belief, he makes the reader wish there were some possible way to point out the obvious signs that the “victims” are faking and that there are simple ways to see through their lies. This play brings out the raw emotions hidden within a person...it clearly shows the right from wrong, however, that doesn’t mean everybody can learn from

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