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    Salesman is a play written in 1949 by Arthur Miller, the man who would later go on to write the Crucible. Arthur Miller based the character of Willy Loman off of his uncle, who was a traveling salesman and felt competitive with his own sons towards Arthur and his own brother. After bumping into Arthur in Boston, Manny shortly committed suicide. In his life, Arthur had known three people who had committed suicide and two of those were traveling salesman. Arthur was so passionate about this play that

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    Arthur Miller Arthur Miller, in his plays, deals with the injustice of society's moral values and the characters who are vulnerable to its cruelty. A good majority of these plays were very successful and earned numerous awards. According to Brooks Atkinson, a critic for the New York Times, Miller's play Death of a Salesman was successful because the play "is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted. For Mr. 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

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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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    crazy to think how two people’s lives could be so intertwined. Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan, two completely different people with clashing personalities and morals, have one of the most complicated relationships in Hollywood history. With the same childhood, the same love interest, and same event that would make or break their career, the lives of these men were more intertwined than they had ever hoped or planned to be. Before Miller and Kazan had even met, their childhood proved to be somewhat

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    2012 Arthur Miller Research Essay Arthur Miller was an American playwright who wrote plays such as “The Crucible” and “Death of a Salesman” because he thought theatre could change the world. He wrote his works based on friends, his own life, and family. People believed he was a man of integrity and a hero because of the ways he portrayed himself. He was born in 1915 in Harlem, New York and raised in a very wealthy household by his parents, Isidore and Augusta Miller. After high

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    Arthur Miller was best known for his play that he wrote which made it to Broadway, but his other works may have been some of the most electrifying stories from this era. Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York on October 17th, 1915. His family lost nearly everything they had in the stock market crash of 1929, however Arthur Miller attended the University of Michigan to study journalism in 1929 (“Arthur Miller” 1). While he attended Michigan, he was the night editor of the student paper, the “Michigan

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    Arthur Miller once said, "Theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life." For years, a playwright's goal was to make the stage a place to cultivate and create life as it is. The public's thirst for raw, bona fide literature was quenched when Arthur Miller wrote plays "so much like life" (Miller) itself. He did not find perfection in perfect, but in the imperfect. Psychology, Art, and History, are not only found within the text, but they are intertwined with

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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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