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Fear as a Key Motivating Factor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
‘Fear is a key motivating factor in the events of The Crucible’. Discuss In ‘The Crucible’, playwright Arthur Miller presents the true historical events of witchcraft trials held in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 as a consequence of the hysterical fear that grips citizens when faced with social conflict. During the hysteria,...
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The Abuse Power in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Abuses of power come in all sorts of ways and we see them everyday, in politics, or simply at school. The abuse of power is demonstrated by Arthur Miller in the play, The Crucible, which explains how the abuse of power is able to put 20 people to death in the Salem Witch Trial. Abuses of power is not always evident as in th...
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The Consequence of Fear in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Motivation and Fear in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible It burrows itself into its victim’s subconscious, penetrating deeply into every future emotional response. Anxiety builds rapidly as the one inflicted becomes unable to decipher between conflicting sagacious and fallacious ideas. This feeling is none other than fear, an...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Fear of Being Hung by the Court in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Fear can cause people to make bad decisions causing the situation to worsen. According to the play The Crucible ; it’s about a group of girls who were caught practicing witchcraft who were forced to tell lies about the devil forcing them to participate in villainous actions and then forced to name those involved in the fea...
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An Examination of the Historical Inaccuracies in the Movie The Crucible by Nicholas Hytner
In the late 1600s hysteria and panic took over the New England settlements. The fear of a potential attack from the Indians was still looming over the settler’s thoughts, the fear did nothing but add fuel to the fire of an unsettling situation. During this time, many of the settlers had Puritan beliefs, and were following t...
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The Transformation of John Proctor in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
John Proctor’s Transformation In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor shifts from a prideful person to an determined man, then transforms to a courageous person. John Proctor is a farmer that lives in Salem. He has an affair with Abigail, the niece of the minister Reverend Parris. Although Abigail wants to continue...
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The Selfish, Deceitful, and Manipulative Traits of Abigail Williams in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
Throughout everyone’s lives, people will make mistakes, but they will use them as a tool in their future to correct and move beyond their past, yet in some cases people chose to continue down a path, and resume to their unchanged habits. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a young girl by the name of Abigail William...
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Pointing a Finger at Herd Mentality in the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women. The Salem Witch Trials were horrible events in American history, and have inspired m...
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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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