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    Accuracy Of The Crucible

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    The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller in 1952, tells of the Salem Witch Trials and what the Puritan people endured. The story mainly focuses on the accusers, afflicted, and the accused showing how they got away with what they stated to the court as well as how the accused plead their innocence. The Crucible follows very distinct parts of the Salem Witch Trials, some of which are very accurate, and others which are morphed to fit the storyline. Miller changes the details or leave them out in order to make The Crucible more logical and understanding to the reader on top of making it more interesting to add to the plot. .Although The Crucible includes the same basic events as the Salem Witch Trials, upon further examination it is clear…

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    The Crucible Synthesis

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    In Arthur Miller’s article Are You Now Or Were You Ever? Miller explains the events before writing the play The Crucible such as the paranoia that inspired his piece of writing. Miller’s purpose in the article is to inform the audience about of the events of the time that motivated the creation of Miller’s play. Logos is the use of an author’s credibility Miller was experiencing the events first-hand at the time which he connects in the article and the audience. What crisis in the late 40s and…

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    Arthur Miller, the playwright of The Crucible, once said, “I think the tragic feeling is invoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing -- his sense of personal dignity.” This quote relates to The Crucible because John Proctor, a man who was accused of being a witch, and many others had lost their dignity after being accused. Also during the Red Scare, many people lost their dignity after being accused. The Crucible…

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    Modern Day Witch Trials”, then could we say that The Crucible to be considered to be called “The Light of McCarthyism”? Could being accused of being a witch can be considered to be the same as being accused of being a communist? Both events had a person of power (or a person who gained power over accusations) who accused people of being either a witch or a communist (Abigail Williams in The Crucible, and Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Second Red Scare) (Bonnet,…

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    Themes In The Crucible

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    Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is a play that exhibits brutal accusations, human indecency, and a scramble for power. My Chemical Romance’s song, “Teenagers”, is about fitting in, taking a stand, and class struggle. There are numerous parallels between Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and My Chemical Romance’s “Teenagers” including class struggle, fear, corruption of power, in and out groups, image, and human nature. Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” as a result of the fear of communism in…

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    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” The Holy Bible, 1 Peter 5:8 KJV Manipulation, whether it be believed to be by the Devil himself, or young, mortal, deceiving minds, is the basis of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Originally published in 1953, Arthur Miller created a play based on the suspected witches in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts; the treatment of the women who were accused as witches; and how…

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    Subplot The Crucible

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    A great author once said, “Until an hour before the Devil fell God thought him beautiful in heaven”-Arthur Miller. This directly connects to The Crucible by Arthur Miller because this quote came directly from the book. The purpose of this book is directly conveyed through the use of dramatic irony, dialogues, and a powerful, interesting subplot. In The Crucible many people are accused of senseless accusations of witchcraft. In the end many lives are ruined and lost, also many shocking…

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    In today's society, many people create a crime and hope not to get caught: not because of the consequences but because they are fearful of the severity of the consequences. Their first thoughts when committing a crime are mostly along the lines of other people will never catch them. The guilt then ceases for a split second, then crawls back towards them, reminding them that they are indeed caught the moment they did the crime. The Crucible is exactly that and more, going over many people’s…

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    Crucible And Mccarthyism

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    How would you feel if you were accused of witchcraft? The Crucible accused multiple innocent people of witchcraft and majority of those that were accused were puritans, and those puritans were strong within their faith. Most people have zero mercy on one another and wanted to save themselves. What would you do ? The author of The Crucible and many other pieces of American Literature was Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller has won multiple awards for his pieces including Tony awards. Some of Miller’s…

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    The Crucible: A Play About A Twisted Lie The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play regarding the Salem witch trial, a grim period of time in the United States’ history. The play talks about a group of young girls that create a lie that affects an entire community of people and leads to what we know as the Salem witch trials. Throughout the story Abigail manipulates the girls into not telling the truth while Reverend Hale tries to control the situation. Throughout the story as people begin to be…

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