The Media Effect In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Based on witchcraft and the excruciating trials that occurred in the Massachusetts, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” takes the audience through a storm. It portrays its different ways of which the characters were prosecuted for supposedly being involved in a lot of crimes that they did not necessarily commit. In the following essay, an attempt will be made to discuss the idea of the media effect and define the long and short term theories. Following that, an example of the theories will be discussed. Lastly, the ideologies portrayed in the media product will be elaborated. A discussion will be formed based on how the media product influences me as an individual. …show more content…
This is a clear indication of how much power and influence the media has on their audience. In essence, the way in which the audience reacts to the media gives a clear indication of the impact it had or has on them. Another short term effect would be the two step flow theory. This portrays how the drama has been set out in a way that there are many ways to decipher the occurrences. There is a much broader perception to this. This theory elaborates on the position the audience is put in. Moreover, it could be seen as a form of maneuvering the audience to feel a certain way with regards to the drama in order to grasp the message conveyed. The author’s perspective on how the audience should avoid only looking at the negative aspects was somewhat …show more content…
(Kannan, 2016). Arthur Miller depends on John Proctor , the judges and Reverend Parris to represent the ideological conflict present in Salem it is however unfortunate that this conflict still lives on in America(Pimpernel,2009). “It is a product of theatrical dexterity and young man’s moral passion, rather than of a fruitful and reverberating imagination” (Hayes, 1953). The ideology that is created here is that everything or anyone who was accused of something was directed by the devil himself. People of Salem had to conform to lying to save their own skin otherwise they would have to face death. Men who were strongly inclined to religion lead the court and therefore believed that everything bad was influenced by the devil. Anyone who tried to object to the laws of the court was considered as a failure and disrespectful to the word of

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