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The Crucible by Arthur Miller: The Author's Background
The Crucible: Author’s Background In America’s short history, there has been a small handful of American writers who have truly been able to make a mark on the world. One of those writers is Arthur Miller, an American playwright who has left a legacy that has lasted even beyond his death. Throughout the span of his seven...
The Failures of Abigail in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The Crucible Essay Abigail’s Failure Throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail Williams attempts to gain John Proctors admiration and love. She incessantly tries to generate fear amongst the citizens of Salem which she believes will give her power in the community. Abigail is under the impression that John Pro...
Lies, Revenge, and Witchcraft in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The Crucible Analytical Essay: Lies, Revenge, and Cries of Witchcraft In 1692, Massachusetts was swept by a wave of witchcraft hysteria. It was inevitable as it was an age of theocracy when the government was based on religion. When citizens were met with misfortunes, they blamed them on the Devil. Salem, a small, secluded...
A Character Analysis of Abigail Williams and Reverend Hale in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Into the Minds of the Characters In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, we are introduced to two totally different characters. The first character we encounter is Abigail Williams, an orphan child who stirred up trouble in their small town. Because of Abigail being a delinquent, Reverend Hale, the second character, is called to...
John Proctor as a Tragic Hero in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
According to the ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, his definition of a tragic hero is a man of noble stature. “He’s not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle”(Aristotle). In Arthur Miller’s story, The Crucible, it’s considered...
The Red Scare as the Reason for Writing The Crucible
Crucible Social Commentary The crucible was a wonderful piece written by Arthur Miller about the Salem witch trials. However, Arthur Miller never intended for the play to be solely about witches and magic. Arthur Miller wrote the crucible for something much bigger, but not at all different from the witch trials that ha...
The Use of the Literary Element Irony in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Crucible Timed Write The crucible is a wonderfully articulated play that contains riveting dialogue and emotion. Arthur Miller’s use of various literary elements has allowed him to construct a piece that excites a variety of responses from the reader/ audience. One of these literary elements, irony, impresses the full...
Religious Prejudice in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Religious Prejudice in Crucible The Crucible follows multiple characters in the town of Salem during the 17th century who are persecuted for religious reasons. Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey, and so many others are killed because they are targeted for being outsiders; outsiders did not just refer to people who did not...
The Importance of Reputation Over Life in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Crucible In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller there are many things that show there is importance of reputation over life. In the play there is a group of girls who go around accusing innocent people in the town of witchcraft. People then begin to doubt others that they once trusted, and the whole town of Salem ge...
The Key Aspects of a Witch-Hunt in The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Paradise Lost
An Analysis of The Crucible and Paradise Lost Both the book The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, and the documentary Paradise Lost show key aspects of a witch-hunt. While the two both depict a witch-hunt, they share both commonalities and differences in the variables that create a witch-hunt. The Crucible, is a book a...