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  • The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    Unbalance Through The Centuries In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the author reflects the persecution of communists in America in the 1950’s through a recount of the Salem witch trials. It is often presumed that Miller based his drama directly off of events that were particularly prevalent in the years surrounding the publication of The Crucible- which was released in the year 1953, towards the conclusion of the Korean War. Although there was not a literal witch hunt occurring during this time

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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    The performance of Arthur Millers drama, The Crucible, put on by the WolfPack Players is one that has taken a fair bit of polishing to go from an average high school show, to a great show; the director, Patrica Scarborough, can certainly attest to such a bold claim. While we were held back by petty issues such as lines, we were, as a company, able to pull it together, just in time for opening. I can honestly say, in my heart, that this show could have gone better. In no way am I marking this a shameful

  • The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    Lucifer, Satan or his common name, the devil. From an English perspective, he is the first antagonist. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the Devil is the main cause of conflict. He is the root of Evil. Now the reaction to devilish behavior varies from person to person, possibly even society to society. The Puritan society combats evil doing with actions that could be considered worse than the Devil 's worst of deeds. This is demonstrated by Reverend Hale, whose importance starts initially as a figurehead

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller Essay

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    called "The Crucible" I noticed many interesting facts. Many questions as well came to mind. The main question was “What was the Arthur purpose for writing The Crucible”? Well let’s start of by saying Arthur Miller was a extremely American play writing. Miller born in 1915, but where was his childhood? He grew up in New York with a Jewish family. Arthur Millers’ play went on Broadway at the Martin Beck. This occurred in the year of 1953. The play was called The Crucible. Was The Crucible even one of

  • The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

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    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

  • The Themes Of Mccarthyism In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    the truth which would ruin their lives or lie and accuse others to save oneself. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller emphasizes mass hysteria caused by people accusing innocent people to save oneself from death. Even though the Salem witch trials and the McCarthyism era took place in different time periods, they both show the reoccurring theme of chaos caused by lying and accusing others to save oneself. The Crucible, which illustrates the time during the Salem witch trials parallels McCarthyism because

  • Controlled Hysteria In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    American playwright Arthur Miller once said “Controlled hysteria is what's required. To exist constantly in a state of controlled hysteria. It's agony. But everyone has agony. The difference is that I try to take my agony home and teach it to sing.” Hysteria can thrive only because people benefit from it. It suspends the rules of daily life and allows the acting out of every dark desire and hateful urge under the cover of righteousness. Hysteria is an uncontrolled fear complemented with excessive

  • Why Did Arthur Miller Wrote The Crucible

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    Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953. He wrote this because certain events had happened to Arthur Miller during the 1950’s that he is trying to explain and expose. Miller was put into jail for being a communist because he was once seen with a communist; and would not give out information about other communist. Senator Joseph McCarthy was the start of history some-what repeating itself. Senator Joseph McCarthy was the one who started the communist witch hunt. The witch hunt started because a lot

  • Conformity Vs. Freedom In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953. He wrote this because he wanted to address the similarities of the events in 1692 and in the 1950’s. The Crucible described what occurred throughout the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Miller found inspiration for his play through the Anti-Communist dispute in the 1950’s. The Witch Trials connected heavily with the Communist hunt, however, the events in the 1950’s were not the only source of information that Miller found interesting and useful. Not only did The

  • Miller's Use Of Paranoia In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    Arthur Miller’s claim for writing “The Crucible” was that he was “Motivated in some great part by the paralysis that had set in among many liberals who, despite their discomfort with the inquisitors’ violations of civil rights, were fearful, and with good reason, as being identified as covert Communists if they should protest too strongly”(Why I Wrote the Crucible). During the time before Miller wrote “The Crucible” there was a lot of paranoia in the United States about the Communist party taking