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31: The Crucible: Characters
The Crucible: Characters The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid ... getting the following he never had before. It is for this selfish reason that he allows the witch hunt to continue, even though he knows it is not valid. (Warshow 117) The characters in The Crucible are interesting and easy to read. The victims of the witch trails are innocent, spiritual people who are wronged because of their accusers' greed, vengefulness, and need to cover up for their own actions. ...
32: Why The Crucible?
Why The Crucible? For years, people thought that Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible to condemn the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. However, we have recently learned that he wrote it for the purpose of showing the similarities to the McCarthyism Era in the 1950’s. Too many people who read The Crucible will walk away thinking that Miller’s sole purpose was to highlight the Puritan governments attempt was to accuse people of witchcraft. His real intent was to show how closely related the events of ...
33: The Crucible
The Crucible This play is about witchery that goes on in the town of Salem. There are a lot of emotions that go on in this town because of the witchery that has taken place. The witchcraft of 1692 originated in the small town of Salem. The emotions that guided the decisions made in the play The Crucible by Aurther Miller are Anger and Jealousy. Anger Goes through the minds of many characters in the play The Crucible. For Example, When Parris is angry at Abigail because he thinks she’s not telling him all that happened in the woods, he says, "I pray you feel the weight of truth upon you, ...
34: The Crucible
The Crucible The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a story that explains a down side to human nature. This shows how human nature can be cruel to it’s own kind. In such a way that killing of it’s own species begins to take place. The Crucible takes place in a little town called Salem where not too much happens besides a few disagreements between neighbors. The horrible, unexpected events that take place show how the people of Salem can actually ...
35: The Crucible
A crucible, as defined by the Merriam-Webester Concise Electronic Dictionary, is "the state or fact of being tested (as by suffering)", which attests to what Elizabeth Proctor is going through exactly. Elizabeth has quite a crucible to struggle through. The infidelity of her husband is a major element in her being. Her struggle includes staying true to both her husband and her God. Another is the persecution by Abigail Warren, a ... choice of stopping him. She could if she wanted to, but she made the decision to let John be at peace with God. She allowed him to leave without confessing, and he was hanged. The Crucible was not just about one town experiencing a trial that would forever change it. It was about individual people experiencing events that would destroy lives, reputations, and families. Elizabeth was one of those individuals ...
36: The Crucible
TOPIC : A - The Crucible was written in the early 1950s as an exploration of events which took place in Massachusetts in 1692. What does the play have to offer an audience in Perth, Western Australia in 1996? The Crucible is a play which brings to our attention many timeless issues. The nature of good and evil, power and its corruption, honour and integrity and our tendency to create scapegoats for all manner of problems ... conform to the rules of their society, as was the case in Salem. Even now, many communists are condemned straight away because of their ideologies, even though their intentions are in many ways good. The Crucible is also a study of honour and integrity. Most people have a conscience - the inner sense of morality which steers us towards what we think is right. However, in times of public strife, the ...
37: Comaparison Of Crucible And So
Sometimes two things may seem like they have nothing in common but when analyzed more critically one may find many similarities. A good example of this would be between The Crucible and Sommersby. These two stories may seem like they have nothing in common; one, The Crucible, is about the Salem witch trials, the other, Sommersby, is about a POW returning home after six years. These two stories may appear to be totally different but they do in fact share many similarities. Three of the characters in The Crucible are very similar to three characters in Sommersby. The three characters The Crucible are John Proctor, his wife Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams. The three characters in Sommersby are Jack Sommersby (Horace Townsend), Laurel ...
38: The Crucible By Arthur Miller
A crucible is a severe test, as of patience or belief; a trial. Another definition of the word crucible is a place, time, or situation characterized by the confluence of powerful intellectual, social, economic, or political forces. The title signifies the suffering and hardship that the town goes through. The town the story takes ... up to the execution of many innocent lives and led up to the breaking apart of the theocracy that the town was used to, contribute to make a difficult time or situation, which is a crucible. The title itself explains that the story is about a complicated time that will test the place the book is based on. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1692. It ...
39: The Crucible 2
THE CRUCIBLE By ARTHUR MILLER ESSAY QUESTION: Miller tries to show that conflict in The Crucible stems from certain recognisable human failings such as greed, vengeance, jealousy, ambition, fear and hysteria. Discuss this statement and, where possible, refer to specific instances from the play to support your argument. Life as a ... individual ways. This hunger, be it for wealth, land, love, power, revenge, or pride, can, and will be the undoing or failing of all mankind as Miller so clearly points out in his play The Crucible . This essay will explore the motives of characters within the play and even the motives of Arthur Miller himself and therefore show how conflict stems from certain recognisable human failings including those mentioned above, ...
40: The Crucible
The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play about the chaos and deceit that occurs under the pressure of a witch-hunt in Salem, Massachusetts. A crucible is an instrument found in science labs that is used to filter out solids from liquid compounds. The book was named after this object because the Salem witch trials were an attempt to filter ...

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