The Crucible

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  • The Crucible Hysteria

    The themes of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible remain evident in today’s society. In it, the people of Salem, Massachusetts begin to turn on each other when mass hysteria around the idea of witchcraft results in the hanging of dozens of innocent citizens. Similar to The Crucible, with today’s technology, there is a huge amount of mass hysteria around the idea that the internet is threatening and alarming. In the crucible, Salem, Massachusetts undergoes the witch trials. Once one person was named a witch, the citizens in the small town of Salem began to accuse even their good friends and neighbors of being witches as well. Several of these accusations resulted in the tragic deaths of these honorable citizens, including Rebecca Nurse, the kindest…

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  • Intolerance In The Crucible

    Crucible Essay In today’s society, people who don’t learn from their mistakes are bound to repeat that same mistake again. This is clearly evident in Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, as well as the Red Scare era. Fear itself can lead to illogical thinking, paranoia, and irrational decisions that result in dire consequences because people are driven to do everything they can to feel the sense of safety. Arthur Miller and so many others had to endure many struggles that were brought upon…

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  • The Crucible Trials

    Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is revered for accurately telling the story about the events which unfolded in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692. Demirkaya says that The Crucible “… opened at a time when the term witch-hunt was nearly synonymous in the public mind…” (125). The play was published in 1953 during the Red Scare, and as Susan C.W. Abbotson says in her book, Student Companion to Arthur Miller, “It tells the story behind the Salem witch trials of 1692, centering our attention on the effect…

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  • Mccarthyism The Crucible

    In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, he explains to his readers about the seventeenth century and how people were convicted for witchcraft, which led to the hanging of many women and few men. This play takes place in a small village in eastern Massachusetts. Many young girls were discovered dancing and playing of “magic” in the forest with a West Indian Slave, Tituba. During the seventeenth century, many people were convicted for so many different things and they were penalized to death or…

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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…

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  • Summary Of The Crucible

    convicted of communing with the devil. The pregnant Elizabeth remained to be alive, but John is was executed. The historical significance in Crucible is that the Salem Witch trials and how corrupt our judicial system was during those stages of our history and how religion played a truly important part in the society and governmental processes before the separation of church and state were implemented. It also talks about human corruption and how we will lie if confronted with choices that could…

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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 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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  • 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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