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Many authors use their literary works to spread message to the publicArthur Miller is one of them Arthur Miller used past events to showsimilarities to McCarthyism which was in 1950s He wrote a very famousplay called The Crucible A crucible is a hard or severe test whichusually is a moral test It was a parallel event to Salem witch trialswhich took place in Salem Massachusetts during the spring of 1692 Atthese times Puritans were very strict with religion They wanted peopleto go to church and land was an important factor Land ownership wasreally important They both were similar in a way that both of themaccused people falsely In Salem witch trials people were falselyaccused of being witches They believed people without any proof andthen accused witches were hanged In McCarthyism celebrities writersor famous people were accused of being a communist Arthur Miller wasalso accused His passport was taken away after he did not say name ofany other people that he knows are communist In the play John Proctorwent through the biggest change He was not concerned about hisreputation when he had to save his wife Elizabeth Proctor from beinghangedFirst of course many characters went through change in the playhowever John Proctor has gone through the biggest change during theplay Proctor plays a dynamic role Proctor is the tragic hero of theplay He is an excellent man honest and straightforward In thebeginning when Proctor finds out about the witch hunts he does notwant to be involved in it He knew that it is all done by Abigail andthe other girls But his secret about his affair with Abigail Williamsprevented him to say anything about the trials Proctor would not sharehis secret with the community because if he does his public reputationwill be ruined This is one of his true flaws which brings hisdownfall When Proctors wife Elizabeth Proctor told him to tell aboutthe witchcraft to Judge Danforth and tell the court that the girls arelying Proctor
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