The Role Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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Radio Interview: ABC: Good morning Daniel. Welcome to our radio show. D: Thank you for inviting me. It is a pleasure to be here and speak to your audience. ABC: You played the role of John Proctor in the movie, “The Crucible”. Tell us briefly about your role. D: Well, I play the role of John Proctor, Elizabeth’s husband, as a local farmer who is a stern, harsh-tongued man of high social standing and integrity and who hates hypocrisy. He is a proud man who places great emphasis on his reputation in society. ABC: As in most plays and movies, there are important themes represented. What are some of these in the movie? D: Well, there are several themes that we can relate to even in our modern times, such as themes of intolerance, fear, hysteria, reputation, integrity, greed and jealousy, revenge, pride and authority. ABC: Can you tell us more on some of the themes as it relates to today’s societies? D: ‘The Crucible’, written by Arthur Miller more than 60 years ago, is a drama based on events of 17th century that deals with religious hysteria and literal witch hunting that swept American town of Salem. Similar political hysteria and symbolic witch hunting occurred in American society in the 1950s about anti-communism led by anti-communist crusaders like Senator, Joseph McCarthy. Miller’s main aim in 1953 was to cast light on this American paranoia about communism and especially Soviet influence of which American had great fear of. Thus
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