The Crucible

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  • Accuracy Of The Crucible

    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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  • Crucible And Mccarthyism

    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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  • Irony In The Crucible

    The Crucible Essay The word crucible has three different meanings that each contributes its own metaphorical meaning to the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. A crucible is a piece of equipment for melting substances in a laboratory, a severe test, or a situation in which concentrated forces cause change. Arthur Miller chose During the Salem witch trials in the late 1600’s, people were brought to the court, accused of witchcraft, and then were either sentenced to death or forced to sell out…

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  • Mccarthyism And The Crucible

    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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  • The Crucible Title

    Prior to discussion of the values of Puritan roots and significance of the crucible which the play adopted as its title, the events that took place in Salem seemed to be a mass hysteria over a “trend” fear of sorts. The title of the play, The Crucible, was a clever choice Miller made during a conversation with his scientist friend who was experimenting with a crucible, a heating process that purifies chemicals. Much like the characters of the play, any substance that goes into the pot comes out…

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  • The Crucible And Mccarthyism

    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

    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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  • Thought In The Crucible

    What is thought in a play? According to the definition on CriticaLink, “Thought comprises both the rational processes through which characters come to decisions, as represented in the drama, as well as the values put forward in the form of maxims and proverbs”. (Aristotle)The thought behind the crucible is at the time Arthur Miller is writing this it is the red scare of 1953. Arthur Miller wrote the Crucible as a way to teach people about the upcoming hardships they were going to face as a…

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  • Truth In The Crucible

    Mallory In “The Crucible”, Arthur Miller is trying to explain both faith and truth in a different way it should be explained. The theme of the entire play is evolved around the constant adversity of faith and truth. Furthermore, the idea of the play was the rising action and adversity, and then standing up for the truth and what was right. Like many additional stories and plays are comparision with “The Crucible” and the major turning of events. Even though, the truth isn’t always the…

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  • Manipulation In The Crucible

    “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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