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An Analysis of the Character of John Proctor, a Tragic Hero in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
A Tragic Hero When we are reading a story, most of us will predict that the hero’s fortune would surely change from misery to happiness somewhere in the story, but what if the exact opposite of what we expected would apply in the story? This means that the hero’s fortune would change from happiness to misery which contrad...
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A Short Review of The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The Crucible was written in 1953 by Arthur Miller and takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem, Massachusetts 1692, where the book starts off, was a very religious place. Being a society so tightly interconnected with religion and the bible, when two girls make claims of witches the town goes into frenzy. Whenever fear...
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The Ethical Transformation of John Proctor in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Goodness During the era of the Salem Witch Trials America turned into a bloodbath fueled by fear and greed. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible the puritan town of Salem and it’s people go through dramatic changes, especially the main character of the play John Proctor. Multiple innocent people are accused of witchcraft...
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An Analysis of John Proctor's Character and Intolerance Theme in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Some people would rather die with their pride, than live in their humiliation. In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the work follows the life of John Proctor, a farmer living in Salem during the 1690’s. Accused of witchcraft, Proctor is given the option of admitting to consorting with the devil, and have his life spa...
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The Role of Irony in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The Crucible Essay Everyone has their own unique routine, but it’s a difficult concept trying to imagine the scheme of someone else’s life. In “The Crucible”, Miller reveals that the way one thinks society views them-self dictates almost every single action they undertake through his use of dramatic and situational iro...
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The Unreasonable Discrimination in the Novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Author Arthur Miller was in search of a strong reaction when he wrote The Crucible. The Crucible’s themes strongly resemble the things that took place during the time of McCarthyism, a hunt revolving around paranoia caused by a US senator around the time of the Red Scare. His goal was to bring the ever-present situation of...
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Paranoia and Injustice of the Salem Witch Trials in the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Salem Witch Trials In Salem, Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693, 200 or more people were tried with performing witchcraft, and twenty of them were executed (Jacobs). These events are called the Salem Witch Trials. Since their conclusion, the trials have become a symbol of paranoia and injustice. It is this injustice t...
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An Analysis of the Jelousy, a Key Koncept in the Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Black and White Morality “The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion” (Clarke). The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historically accurate play regarding the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Seventeenth century Salem, Massachusetts was a scene of mass hysteria; citizens were kill...
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A Film Characterization Evaluation of John Proctor From The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Film Characterization Evaluation In both the movie production and the written text of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is portrayed as a strong, independent character. Proctor’s actions in the story indirectly characterize him as having these traits, but a fundamental difference lies in the fact that the text als...
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The Representation of Women in The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible and The Glass Menagerie
What woman is always proper, honorable, hospitable, and perfect? Or
perhaps: submissive, inferior, a child bearer, and a servant? There is no
single definition used to describe any woman, even though many think
otherwise and create stereotypes. A woman defines herself by the way she
acts and portrays her life. Hester Pr...
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