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- In Salem, Massachusetts, a dozen teen-age girls and a black slave woman are caught dancing in the woods around a bubbling cauldron. Today, you wouldn’t even use the word “caught.” You might think these girls were strange, but you’d hardly call the cops on them.
- Another comparison between The Crucible and McCarthyism is that in both people were guilty of believe. In The Crucible, people who believed or practice witchcraft were executed and in McCarthyism the ones who believed or participate in Communism were guilty of belief.
- Arthur Miller, in his plays, deals with the injustice of society’s moral values and the characters who are vulnerable to its cruelty. A good majority of these plays were very successful and earned numerous awards. According to Brooks Atkinson, a critic for the New York Times, Miller’s play Death of a Salesman was successful because the play “is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted.
- Back in the 1950’s, when insecurity permeated the air, and people were ruled by fear, Arthur Miller wrote a play, which defined the line between insecurity and fear. The Crucible was a remade story of the carnal Salem Witch trials, in which many innocent victims lost their lives.
- The book, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is a well-written drama of how scapegoating gone to the extreme can bring about tremendous contention and chaos even among the simplest of people. In this case, the victims of scapegoating were the citizens of Salem, Massachusetts.
- The production of THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller had many high points of suspense and action. Mainly involving the trials and tribulations of John Proctor. Mr. Philip G. Hill’s view of Miller’s THE CRUCIBLE is strong; emotion filled and does an excellent job of summarizing this classic production.
- The play is based on the real life witch hunts that occurred in the late 1600’s in Salem, Massachusetts. It shows the people’s fear of what they felt was the Devil’s work and shows how a small group of powerful people wrongly accused and killed many people out of this fear and ignorance.
- Life brings us many trials and tests. If one were to look deeper into these trials and tests, it would be clear that there are always two sides. A good side and a bad side. This is more commonly known as the conflict between good and evil. Arthur Miller paints a picture for us in a play that contains many scenarios of good versus evil, and the characters who generally possess these feelings and intentions.
- Arthur Miller is the author of The Crucible play. The Crucible is a story of the Salem witch trials, which took place in Salem Massachusetts in the late 1600 s. The trials were a major cause for a lot of innocent peoples death. Some of the people in the town found they had control over the others life and took it to an extent.
- The play is set in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, where suspicions of witchcraft were floating around the town air. Act 1 starts out in early spring and ends in Act 4 when it is late fall. The play opens with Betty Parris sick in bed, and Reverend Parris tending to her, and wondering what made her so sick.
- Abigail said Tituba send her soul upon her and tried to get her to sign the devils Black Book. Abigail also blamed many other people for being witches including Elizabeth Proctor, the wife of the man she loved and had an affair with.
- In 1692, witch trials begin in Salem, Massachusetts. Numerous young girls have claimed to be bewitched. John Proctor married to Elizabeth is accused of adultery. Giles Corey is the oldest man in the community. Rebecca Nurse, wife of Francis, is a lady of goodness and respect.
- Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, Freedom has always been an expensive thing. This statement has been a fact of the world before money was invented. In The Crucible , by Arthur Miller, it is shown that one thing in the world that is definitely worth fighting for is one s freedom.
- I think that John Proctor did the right thing when he confessed in court to save his wife and friends. John Proctor had many significant actions in the story. When he realized that the town of Salem had gone mad with accusations of witchcraft he decided to take Mary Warren to court the next day to dismiss the false accusations.
- Through this experience, John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Reverend John Hale all experience drastic changes in beliefs, habits, and morale.
- The Crucible In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, Miller displays how easily people can be fooled by the innocence of youth. He also exposes the gullibility of common people, even people such as Danforth and Hathorne, who play the role of the “wise” judges.
- Abigail Williams portrays Miller’s affair with the inner voice and guilt. Arthur Miller saw guilt as a habit of mind capable of being over come. It is seen in Abigail who exhausts her conscience to get herself out of trouble by accusing Tituba, and then to seek revenge on the adults who make her life miserable.
- In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and then the accused would actually be forgiven if the blamed their accusations on another individual.
- In Puritan society, the role of the child is to be quiet, and stay out of the way. When Abigail is being considered a witch in the first moments of the story, Rev. Paris is very worried about how this will effect his image, and not of the fate of Abigail.
- One of the main people in this story was Abigail Williams. She was mean and would do anything to get what she wanted. She was in love with an older married man and she was jealous of the wife. Abigail wanted nothing more in her live then to find a way to get rid of his wife so she can take her place.