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An Impact of Rumor and Accusations in American Society Using Arthur Miller's the Crucible
The Crucible: An Icon for Mass Hysteria Written during the Red Scare of the 1950s by Arthur Miller, The Crucible takes place in another era in American history which mass hysteria plays a crucial role. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 saw twenty people killed after a group of young girls accused women of the town of being w...
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The Consequences of Lies and Deceit in the Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The 1953 play,The Crucible, explores the consequences of lies and deceit within the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts. Many of the characters lie throughout the play, most of whom are doing so as a rebellion towards the strict government controlling their lives. Reputation is extremely important in this town; social...
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Double Standards in the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller
In the world today, there are a large amount of double standards. One relating to the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller is dying for what you believe in or staying alive by self-preservation. Many characters in the play portray both sides of this double standard; good examples of this are Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Will...
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The Consequences of Intolerance in the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Intolerance of one another leads to the most dangerous of situation; these dangerous situations lead to mass hysteria. ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller showed how an intolerance for people can lead to extreme circumstances, soon hysteria became the main theme next to intolerance. In the Crucible the scene begins with girls...
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The Themes of Fear, Revenge and Greed, and Courage in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
A Blight on the History of America In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a group of young girls begin to create chaos in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. Miller’s purpose in writing The Crucible was to respond to the controversy concerning Joseph McCarthy’s “witch hunts,” also known as the Red Scare. When the a...
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An Analysis of Abigail Williams' Character Traits of Conflicts and Motivations in the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Crucible-Abigail Williams The Crucible is a play about vengeance and power. Abigail Williams manipulates an entire town to do her bidding, stemming from her want to save her reputation and to be able to finally have the man she lusts over. Abigail becomes one of the main antagonists of the play through her deceitful an...
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The Effects of Sinning: Character Flaws in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Effects of Sinning: Character Flaws in The Crucible In The Crucible, a play by Author Miller, one character whose pervasive sins cause extensive damage is Abigail Williams. In the beginning of the play, Abigail clearly acts in a sinful manner, beginning with lust which leads her to envy. In act one, when John Proctor c...
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The Use of Conflict to Portray That True Strength Appears During the Tough Times in the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller and the Novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of conflict and controversy.” The true colors of a person really show during the times they are under pressure. When times are easy, a person acts totally different tha...
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The Characterization of John Proctor in The Crucible, a Tragic Play by Arthur Miller
The Death of John Proctor John Proctor was a hero in The Crucible a tragedy by Arthur Miller. He was an honest man full of integrity, with one major fault. Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams during the course of his marriage and tries to make good with his wife, Elizabeth and rid his guilty conscious. As the play...
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The Themes of Intolerance, Reputation, and Injustice in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Crucible: Hysteria at its Finest “I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!” These were hasty accusations made by Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. These few words changed the lives of hundreds of people in Salem. Throughout this play, there are several themes that are ap...
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