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Arthurs Pluralistic Writing in Death of a Salesman and The Crucible Aristotle once stated that a tragedy in simply a piece of writing that inspires both pity and fear in the mind of the audienceAristotle Pity and feat is sometimes accomplished by combining the element of fate or the action of free will to a character within the play According to Joseph Wood Krutch Arthur Miller is a pluralistic writer hence both Death of a Salesman and The Crucible can be seen as plays in which the central figure is both a victim of some force like society and a victim of himself Abigails cousin who is the daughter of Parriss the minister falls ill and there is a panic about witchcraft John Proctor who is married formerly had an affair with Abigail becomes her victim Abigail and the other girls involved in the so-called witchcraft begin to accuse people of witchcraft to seek revenge and Abigail accuses Johns wife Elizabeth of being involved with witchcraft Eventually while attempting to save his wife John is accused In the end John refuses to confess and is executed along with several others and his wife remains in jail and pregnant Abigail has run away after stealing her uncles money and eventually becomes a prostitute The theocracy in Salem is ended sometime after this Church and State were finally separated Death of a Salesmans main character is Willy Loman a salesman who is near the age of retirement His sons who are both failures are staying at home when they first witness their fathers frequent departures from reality which are derived from the guilt he feels from being unsuccessful in his job as a husband and also as a father In the end Willy realizes he is worth more dead than alive so he kills himself in a car accident to gain money for his family According to Arthur Millers Tragedy and the Common Man the presence
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