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  • The Allegories Of Mccarthyism In Miller And The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    trial without witnesses, when it involves a criminal accusation, a criminal matter, is not a true trial” (“Accusation Quotes”). This quote relates to all the untrue allegations of the McCarthyism cases and the book The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. McCarthyism was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, they were accusations made by him during the 1950s against people that had a chance of being a communist. In the book, The Crucible, Abigail Williams, the main antagonist, was not necessarily looking for witches, but she would make it appear that other people were witches. The Salem Witch Trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600s. Both situations are allegories for one another,…

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  • Religious Intolerance In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    “I think the job of the artist is to remind people of what they have chosen to forget” (“Top Nine Arthur Miller Quotes”). This interesting quote is from Arthur Miller. He was an American writer who focused many of his plays on real life issues like racism and discrimination (“Arthur Miller”). His play The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1692. This was the time of the Salem witch trials. The play The Crucible may have been written 64 years ago, but it is still widely read in…

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  • Mccarthyism As An Allegory In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    The Crucible, the famous and passionate play about the Salem Witch Trials during the 1690s, written by Arthur Miller is an allegory to to the McCarthy Trials of the 1950s. An allegory is a story with two levels of meaning - literal and symbolical. In an allegory, the characters, events and instances all relate to real people, events, and instances (“Definition of Allegory” R104). Characters like Abigail Williams, John Proctor and Judge Hathorne represent the historical figures: Senator Joseph…

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  • The Importance Of Hale In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, the town of Salem, Massachusetts is in hysteria as the dark forces of witchcraft become evident. Honest, religious, and an expert witch hunter, Reverend Hale is called upon to investigate the “bewitching” of Betty Parris. He is motivated by his desire to help the people and save the town from the presence of the evil, but has a change of heart when he realizes everything is not as it seems. The truth captures his attention and directs him towards saving the…

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  • Conformity And Individualism In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the author perfectly portrays the effectiveness of conformity and individualism through the use of the character’s actions and the consequences that those who do not conform face. For instance, the readers are introduced to John Proctor , the poster child in this play for ‘fighting the system’. Miller uses this character primarily, along with stage directions, dialogue, and other characters, to form his idea of conformity and individualism, and how…

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  • The Problem Of Religious Belief In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    contribute to the improvement of the societies, etc. In the play, "The Crucible" written by Author Miller, it reveals certain truths about the problem of religious belief in society, how some people behave due to their believes and how their behavior can affect other…

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  • Disparate Form Of Power In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a play inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, which occured in May 1693. Miller, born on October 17, 1915, played a huge role in American theater in the twentieth century. He was an American playwright and essayist. One of his most famous plays is The Crucible; which is a play about the time of the Salem Witch Trials. He decided to write this play because the US administration started a nationwide restriction on any covens or individuals that supported Communism…

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  • Importance Of Responsibility In Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

    There have been countless books, movies, TV shows and plays about families and their attempt to reach success or the “American Dream”. Generally, the characters are successful in their goals. This is not so in “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller. In the play success alludes the Loman family despite that fact that it is something that they aim to achieve in their own ways. There are probably a number of reasons for this but this paper will look at how expectations and responsibility or the…

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  • Comparing The Salem Witch Trials In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in 1952, was a play about the horrors of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the 1600’s. In order to persuade America that this was just a repeat of history, he made direct comparisons from events that had happened in the past, such as Using this method, he was able to show us how horrible and unreasonable these events were, and why we should not repeat what had happened in Salem, during the cold war. The Crucible is effective in proving to people…

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  • Willy Loman's Failures In Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

    Willy’s Recognition of his Failures In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy struggles to get through while constantly having to deal with his failures that he has experienced in his life. Although Willy Loman is a good person in some extent, it is still evident that he knows that he has failed but the thoughts Willy plants in his head stops him from recognizing some of his failures. Throughout the play Willy’s failures are seen by his job, by recognizing that he has failed…

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