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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

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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

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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

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    In the book The Crucible by Arthur Miller the context sets up the whole plot of the story. Much like the book The Scarlet Letter the setting is in the north during early colonization time this was also the time of Puritanism, Puritans believed in being pure and Godly. Preachers were held on a pedestal and citizens were looked at through a magnifying glass. Throughout The Crucible you begin to learn of the strong sense of Christianity there; you were condemned if you did not go to church every Sunday

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    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

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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

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    October 2014 The Crucible Final Assessment Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” is an allegorical play. “The Crucible is an allegorical play because Arthur Miller took a true event and put it into a play. In this case, the obvious meaning of the play is the Salem Witch Trials but, there is also another meaning to the play which is, McCarthyism. McCarthyism and “The Crucible” have a lot of similarities because Arthur Miller based the events of his play off of McCarthyism. Arthur Miller created this

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    Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible, was an intriguing man. He was reared in New York within a Jewish family. Isidore Miller, Arthur’s father, worked in the coat industry. Miller’s father was barely literate and, when Arthur was fourteen, lost everything they had in the Wall Street Crash. Arthur’s mother, Augusta Barnett Miller, adored him and was a high school graduate. Growing up Arthur Miller repudiated piano lessons and an education from a Hebrew school. Instead, an Irish Spinster taught

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    The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in 1952, is symbolic and portrays many double meanings. These elements force the reader to uncover a deeper meaning behind what Miller writes. One of the most prominent symbols is in the title of the play; a ‘crucible’. A tool used in the field of chemistry, a crucible is a container that is able to withstand very high temperatures; used for melting glass, metal, and pigment production along with many other laboratory processes. In an alternate definition

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    Arthur Miller writes many subliminal messages throughout the play. The most prominent is: a community can be so overcome by hysteria that it neglects logical facts. When first reading the story with no other historical comparisons, the message would be different. However, when other historical events are added into the understanding, the story is a much deeper thought. The Red Scare was an event taking place in 1940/50’s, almost 300 years before there was a similar event called the Salem Witch trials

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