Essay on Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Drama is often made interesting to the theatre audience by the author using characters of a certain type (Hero, Villain). Choose two characters from the play that you feel might loosely fit these two categories. Consider how Miller reveals the type of characters people are in the play.

Arthur Miller was born on October 17th 1915 in New York City (U.S.A). He graduated from high school in 1932. As there was no money for university, he work for two years as a shipping clerk and in an automobile-parts warehouse in Manhattan, then he applied to the University of Michigan in 1934. He studied economics, history and play writing. When he graduated in 1938, he worked in
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Miller saw these public confessions as parallels with the naming of names at Salem in 1692.

As a result of amateur dabbling in the super natural by a group of adolescent girls in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. Many jails were filed with men and women accused of witchcraft. Twenty people were hanged. To understand this phenomenon, we have to remember that the inhabitants of Salem believed in witches and the Devil and believed the Bile had instructed them that witches must be hanged.

A West Indian slave called Tituba joined the girls, with her spells and beliefs. Mrs Putnam, seven whose children died on the nights of their births who were all males, and who sent her surviving daughter to Tituba's gatherings to call back their spirits to name their murderers, Eventually the daughter of the minister (Reverend Samuel Parris) Betty Parris started to behave like a child, lying in trances and sometimes crawling around like animals with her cousin, Abigail Williams whose parents had been brutally killed in front of her by Indians. The only explanation for this was that the children were possessed by the Devil. In the court, hysteria seized the girls as they discovered their power in naming innocent people as accomplices of the Devil. The only witnesses to witchcraft were the children themselves. The only safeguard against evil of all kinds was felt

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