The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Trust, Honor and Faith is what is questioned in Arthur Miller “The Crucible”. "The Crucible" is about the Salem witch trials. Several young girls claim to be afflicted by witchcraft. The afflicted girls accuse people in the town of witchcraft, often choosing victims who they or their families dislike. The main antagonist Abigail Williams with the other girl’s accusations resulted in the arrests and death of many people in the community of Salem. Arthur Miller wrote this play during the time of the Red Scare. A “Red Scare" is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism. As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, hysteria over the perceived threat posed by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare. Therefore, Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” as reference to this time. Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is an allegory of the Red Scare that impacted society mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York on October 17, 1915 to an immigrant family of Polish and Jewish descent. Miller divorced his first wife, Mary Slattery, his former college sweetheart with whom he had two children with. A month later he marries actress Marilyn Monroe. They were married for four years and a year after their divorce Marilyn dies. Miller 's controversial 1964 drama After the Fall was believed to have been partially inspired by their relationship, he…

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