Catherine Carbone, a Study of Her Personality and an Analysis of Her

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Catherine Carbone, a Study of Her Personality and an Analysis of Her
Interaction with Other Characters Throughout the Play

Arthur Miller was born in New York City, America, on October 17th
1915. His father, Isidore Miller, was a ladies-wear manufacturer and shopkeeper who was ruined in the depression. The sudden change in fortune had a strong influence on Miller. The family moved to a small frame house in Brooklyn. He spent his boyhood playing football, baseball and reading adventure stories. After graduating from a high school in 1932, Miller worked in automobile parts warehouse to earn money for college. Having read Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers
Karamazov Miller decided to become a writer. To study journalism he
entered
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In the 1950s Miller was subjected to a scrutiny by a committee of the United States Congress investigating Communist influence in the arts. He was denied a passport to attend the Brussels premiere of his play the Crucible
(1953). A View from the Bridge was successfully produced in 1955. The drama was about incestuous love, jealousy and betrayal.

In 1956 Miller was awarded honorary degree at the University of
Michigan but also called before the House Committee on Un-American
Activities. Miller admitted that he had attended certain meetings, but denied that he was a Communist. He had attended among others four or five writer’s meetings sponsored by the Communist Party in 1947, supported a Peace Conference at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, and signed many appeals and protests. Refusing to name others, who had associated with leftist or suspected Communist groups, Miller was cited for contempt of Congress, but the ruling was reversed by the courts in 1958. Miller was politically active throughout his life. In
1965 he was elected president of P.E.N., international literary organization. At the 1968 Democratic Convention he was a delegate for
Eugene McCarthy. Miller then married the motion-picture actress
Marilyn Monroe in 1956; they divorced in 1961. In the late 1950s
Miller wrote nothing for the theatre.

Miller returned to stage in 1964 after a nine-year absence with the play After the Fall, a strongly autobiographical work, which
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