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The Crucible By The Salem Witch Trials

- Twenty people executed, two hundred or more jailed, and the whole town of Salem in hysteria. Lasting two years, the Salem Witch Trials not only tore families apart, but killed many along the way as well. People were jailed from the reasoning of the court with no legitimate evidence. This historical time, in 1692-1693 was one of the most insane and violent periods that people living in small towns and villages experienced. In both Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Lisa Rowe Fraustino’s I Walk in Dread, hysteria, the Salem Witch Trials, and Mccarthyism are featured as main topics that create a similarity of themes....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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Salem Witch Trials Vs. The Crucible

- Salem Witch Trials vs The Crucible The events that took place in Salem Massachusetts during 1692 through 1693, would forever define the colonial religious extremists, known as the Puritans. The Salem Witch Trials created a distinct nuance, that marked a dark period in American history. The dramatized version of the Witch Trials, The Crucible, resulted in a semi accurate representation of the historical events that occurred in Salem Massachusetts. The author Arthur Miller, wrote the playwright by incorporating factual content, as well as imaginary aspects that brought the characters of the Witch Trials to life....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Samuel Parris]

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The Truth of Reverend Hale during The Salem Witch Trials in "the Crucible,” by Arthur Miller

- The Salem witch trials were a time period in which there was mass chaos and very little reason. In, “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, there were an elect group of people that overcame this hysteria of the trials. Among the people of reason arose, Reverend Hale, who displayed both sides of the hysteria. Reverend Hale is a dynamic character as he transforms from a character following the strict law and causing the deaths of many, to a character that understands the ridiculousness of the trials. In the beginning of the play, Hale enters as a strict law abiding citizen enjoying his position of power and his ability to make the decisions in Salem....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Arthur Miller]

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Salem Witch Trials And The Crucible

- Beginning in the spring of 1692, the infamous Salem Witch Trials started after young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts claimed to be possessed by the devil. These trials resulted in more than 200 people being accused of witchcraft, with twenty being killed. The accusations of local women of witchcraft caused hysteria to spread throughout the town. Still to this day the cause or reason for the madness is perplexing. 1692 was not the first year New England had experience with witch trials; the colonial town, Salem, was the first town where more than one or two people were punished as alleged witches....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Samuel Parris]

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The Crucible By The Salem Witch Trials

- In 1962 a small village in Massachusetts, known as Salem Village, was the most talked about town. The people of Salem were accusing their townspeople of being witches. The townspeople of Salem were doing this when someone would begin to act strange and doctors could find no explanation as to why they were acting this way. The townspeople in Salem were treating these people as outcast because they had an expectation of how people should act and present themselves, and when people began to differ from these expectations the society felt the need to brand them as witches....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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The Crucible Of The Salem Witch Trials

- At times that are difficult for people, people can change. For example, such as conflicts with people that they know has changed people, on the inside and on the outside. Such possibility is probable, such as the Salem Witch Trials, which was a serious time. When the trails came, they acted differently, some resulted to be more justified and some that was immoral. Throughout the book, we see the overall actions of Rev. Hale, a man who remains neutral; Rev. Parris, a man that wants to keep his reputation; and John Proctor, a man that tries to keep his honor, was resulted from the results of the witch trials....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Change, The Trial]

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The Salem Witch Trials And The Mccarthy Trials

- Wiccaphobia During the 1690’s in Salem, Massachusetts, one of the most disgraceful events in American history took place. 20 innocent people were sentenced to death on charges of witchcraft (Kortuem). At the time there was a witch scare sweeping across the North East of America in a time we know today as the Salem Witch Trials. The witch trials was one of the most shameful events in American history. In fact, it was compared to another event by a man named Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was a playwright from New York who wrote many famous plays like Death of a Salesman, All my Sons, and of course The Crucible (Kortuem)....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Trials Of The Salem Witch Trials

- Do you want your life resting in the words of your worst enemy. Before the formation of the American legal system, accusations determined outcomes. In the late 1600’s the Puritans in New England were just starting to build civil resolutions to village disputes. A notable conflict was based on their strong belief in the devil and witchcraft creating an atmosphere of fear and suspicion. Instead of seeking justice of those accused of witchcraft, the inexperienced magistrates were led to presume guilt simply because of odd behavior....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Mccarthyism And The Witch Trials

- Herbert Block, a cartoon illustrator during McCarthyism, depicts the absurdity of the communist accusations during the 1950s through his drawings of fictitious evidence and the power hungry government. Despite the lack of evidence, the influence of the government’s spurious claims causes unnecessary hysteria and chaos within America. Likewise, these events are prevalent within Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible. The witch trials symbolize the court hearings during McCarthyism, and an identical absence of feasible evidence and a town overridden by fear lead to fallacious convictions....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Trials Of Salem Witch Trials

- Salem witch trials The Salem Witch Trials were a series of harsh, unconstitutional, and even chaotic trials that killed several innocent people and harmed others. There were several reasons different sources have come up with that are said to have cause in the trials and the way they played out. Some of the reasons that cause the trials to go how they went is the weather, religion, and lust. Through out my research over the topic I learned that the judges in charge of the trials let fear and conspiracy control their judgment in the trials and caused several innocent people to die....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Research On The Salem Witch Trials

- Research on the Salem Witch Trials Before the Trials “Belief in the supernatural–and specifically in the devil’s practice of giving certain humans (witches) the power to harm others in return for their loyalty–had emerged in Europe as early as the 14th century, and was widespread in colonial New England. In addition, the harsh realities of life in the rural Puritan community of Salem Village (present-day Danvers, Massachusetts) at the time included the after-effects of a British war with France in the American colonies in 1689, a recent smallpox epidemic, fears of attacks from neighboring Native American tribes and a longstanding rivalry with the more affluent community of Salem Town (prese...   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible]

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The Salem Witch Trials : Witchcraft

- The Salem Witch Trials. Some may wonder what witchcraft really is. Witchcraft is the practice of black magic, the use of spells, and the invocation of spirits. In 1692 there was an uproar in the small rural town of Salem, which was filled with Puritans who frowned upon such things. Many men and women were accused of witchery and inflicting harm upon others. This led to the infamous Salem witch trials, and the deaths and imprisonment of many innocent people. The Salem witch trials were caused by rebellious teens who wanted to protect themselves from punishment, and people who were simply envious of their neighbors and wanted the possessions that they had....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Mccarthyism And The Salem Witch Trials

- Alyssa Zito Ms. Bowman Honors American History 23 October 2014 McCarthyism and the Salem Witch Trials McCarthyism and the Salem Witch Trials are two points in American History when citizens were accused by other people out of a fear of something they did not have an explanation for. Widespread, irrational fear during both these times played on the American psyche and caused mass panic. These were horrible times in history and resulted in many different thoughts that played on people’s brains and caused issues throughout the country....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Mccarthyism, And The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

- In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy gave a speech at the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling in West Virginia, in which he claimed to have a list of 205 Communists in the State Department. A man by the name of Arthur Miller saw some similarities between this event, known as McCarthyism, and the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Arthur Miller was able to subtly protest the rise of McCarthyism through his literary works, especially in his play The Crucible, because he understood the universal experience of not being able to believe that the people have gone insane....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Salem Witch Trials And The Anti Communist Trials

- Playwright Arthur Miller wrote a play about the Salem Witch trials, and he was able to refer to the similarity of America during the 1940’s and 50’s. While writing the script Miller visited Salem in order to grasp a sense of the scenery. In the Salem Courthouse he saw the red-hunt of the 1950’s as he had in mind the trails that occurred during the 1690’s. The Salem Witch trials and the anti-communist trials had some similarities and differences. During the 1690’s people in Salem would accuse other of witchcraft; similarly, testifiers and informants would say the names of communist members....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Salem Witch Trials Essay

- The Salem Witch Trials We have all heard fairy tales about witches and wizards. You know, the ones that ride brooms and have that evil laugh. Well, in Salem, Massachusetts, the people there believed in them too. They might not have been the ones that can be seen in the books or popular movies, but they were considered a legitimate threat to the people of Salem. The “witches” of Salem have become a famous part of history, as the trials began in January of 1692. The Salem Witch Trials were some of the darkest times in human history because they caused unjustified hysteria and fear of the unknown; as a result, this caused physical, mental, and emotional harm as well as a great loss of human li...   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Salem Witch Trials Essay

- More than 200 people were accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials, 20 people were executed and many people throughout history have blamed this all on the theological views of this time period, but was there truly a much larger but more secretive reason for all these accusations and executions. To begin understanding the Salem Witch Trials you will need a better understanding of some beliefs and troubles of the puritans at this time Richard Godbeer states in his book The Salem Witch Hunt “Puritans in particular believed that each and every occurrence in this world, however seemingly trivial, was willed by God.” With this quote you can see how many historians have said the cause of...   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Witch Trials Of Salem And The Witchcraft Trials

- Salem Shannon L. Alder once said, “Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn 't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.” Salem has been teeming with rumors of witchcraft since the 1600s, which is evident in the different sources and stories about witchcraft that supposedly took place there along with the intense and lethal trials.Throughout the different articles and the novel centered on Salem and the witchcraft trials that occurred there, a recurring pattern is apparent, those within Salem have quickly turned on each other and resorted to mayhem and chaos when there are not reasons for strange events....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Arthur Miller]

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The Salem Witch Trials : A Horrible Event

- The Salem Witch Trials were a horrible event in the history of the United States of America. The Salem Witch Trials happened in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. During this event over 200 people were accused of being witches and the ones found guilty or would not confess were executed 20 people ended up being executed. The court finally admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted (Blumberg). Before the witch trials Salem had a colorful history....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Mass Hysteria Of Salem Witch Trials

- There were many major controversies throughout history. The Salem Witch Trials was one of those major catastrophes. The Trials caused panic and hysteria throughout Salem. Many innocent people died or went to jail for being accused a witch. People who were considered to be their friends or neighbors were turning on them accusing them of witchcraft. This event caused problems with trust and paranoia between many people. Turns out that the Salem Witch Trials were just a hoax after all. The mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials began in early 1692....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Witches During The Salem Witch Trials

- Question 1: The evidence presented against the supposed witches during the Salem Witch Trials was not physical evidence. Most of the testimonies given by the townspeople were random happenstances that were told to make the accused seem guilty. Other types of evidence given were statements about the accusers being bitten and pinched; this apparently classified as bewitching someone. Some of the accused claimed to be conspiring with the devil so they would not be executed and instead be put in prison (Godbeer 143)....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... When Reverend Hale arrives at Salem, he goes to see what is wrong with Betty. Quickly, Hale concludes that witchcraftery is likely the cause of Betty’s sickness, but he is not officially sure. While Hale was inspecting Betty, Giles Corey, an old landowner, asked Hale a question. Giles was curious about why his wife was reading strange books at night and how it had interrupted his prayers. Later on Hale asks Abigail if they were conjuring spirits, she then says that it was all Tituba's doing....   [tags: hysteria, grudge, foes, trials]

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The Effects Of Conflicts And Grudges On The Salem Witch Trials

- The Crucible Essay The Effects of Conflicts and Grudges on the Salem Witch Trials Conflicts happen every day. Who did you yell at in traffic. What nasty thing did you say to your mother. Did you fight with your best friend. Sometimes these conflicts and grudges last for a long time, and sometimes they are resolved rather quickly. The Crucible by Arthur Miller has many examples of these kind of conflicts. The Crucible is a play written about a small town in Massachusetts going through the struggles of the Salem witch trials....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Mary Warren]

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The Witch Trials Of Salem

- As known, the witch trials occurred in the year 1692, and was one of the most devastating events to have ever occurred in Salem, Massachusetts. These events occurred due to the ignorance of many afflicted girls. Many innocent people gave up their lives and protested their innocence of witchcraft. According to the websites, there is little known about the accusers. However, many of the people who aided in the accusing were said to have left Salem. After the events occurred, only one of the afflicted girls and a few other accusers gave a confession pleading for forgiveness....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Samuel Parris, The Crucible]

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Elizabeth Proctor And The Salem Witch Trials

- Introduction The following was a case study of a female client who was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Mrs. Elizabeth Proctor was married to a honest, blunt-spoken man named John Proctor. Married young, the couple seemed to be shying further away from each other instead of closer together. Elizabeth was a moral, composed, Christian woman who believed she lead the perfect life. Because she was honest, courageous, and reverent, Elizabeth would rather have sacrificed her life than lie to try and save it....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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Salem Witch Trials : A Tragic Year For The People Of Salem

- 1692 was a tragic year for the people of Salem. The events that took place in 1692 would prove to be a turning point for not only the people of Salem but the rest of pilgrim towns in The New World. What set the trials in motion is still partially a mystery. Whatever the cause, it is known that the results of the trials were inhumane and brutal. Over thirteen people were sentenced to death during the witch trials. These trials were a set of accusations and arguments set in rapid succession, resulting in mass hysteria and the conviction of over 200 men and women....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth” - Albert Einstein. Throughout the course of human history, authority has played a prominent role in our lives. Einstein’s quote about “blind belief in authority” explains the situation fittingly in “The Crucible”. Not only have the people of Salem senselessly believed in teenager’s accusations, but they have also supported the actions of the High Court, along with Judge Danforth and Reverend Parris, which has led to numerous innocent deaths....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witch-hunt]

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Fear in Salem, Massachusetts and "The Crucible"

- What do you fear in our twenty-first century society. Terrorism, inequality, losing your home, or injustice. Salem, Massachusetts during the seventeenth century feared injustices among the government. Individuals hid and lied to keep safe from being condemned as witches. This era of history is known as the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible explores the Salem Witch Trials while following the lives of several individuals. The fear and mistrust among the seventeenth century Salem society can be directly related to today’s twenty-first century society....   [tags: Salem Witch Trials, Crucible, ]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is about The Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600’s. The town was placed in hysteria by some of the town girls such as, Abigail, Tituba, and Mary Warren. Certain events in the story led to the widespread of hysteria amongst the town. First, when Abigail pointed her finger to blame Tituba. Second, names of people were mentioned and other events made the town think that the Devil was taking over. In the beginning of the story some of the town girls quietly left out of their house and ran into the woods without anyone noticing them....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible]

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The Crucible and The Salem Witch Trials by Arthur Miller

- ... They sold everything they had and moved to Brooklyn. As a teenager, Miller would have to deliver bread every morning before school to help out the family. Yet, despite living in poverty, Miller made the best out of his childhood. Since money was an issue, Miller had to find other activities to keep him busy. In school Miller was one of the schools best athletes and participated in many school activities. Having to live in this type of poor lifestyle is what influenced his passion to make a difference in his plays....   [tags: great depression, world war II]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller based off the Salem Witch Trials, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. During this time period, women weren’t as significant as men. Men held the authority and worked while women were to work in the home as servants. Beginning with the protagonist, Abigail Williams goes to Tituba, a slave, to get revenge on John Proctor. Abigail and Proctor had an affair, committing adultery due to the fact that Proctor is married to Elizabeth Proctor, which is against the Puritan beliefs....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Peer pressure is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to escape and overcome. Even more so when one is in a small, remote community. People are more prone to submit to a situation when peer pressure is applied by those you know and respect, as could be seen in the infamous witch-trials that took place in Salem. In the book “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, Miller shows tjrough his characters three main reactions that take place when peer pressure is inflicted upon others. Miller uses the characters Abigail Williams, Mary Warren, and John Proctor to show the effects of peer pressure, and how one would react in pressuring circumstances....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Salem Witch Trials, the Crucible, and McCarthyism

- The Salem Witch Trials, the Crucible, and McCarthyism Historical Overview and Brief Analysis Amidst millenniums of debate, argument, and conflict concerning racial prejudges and those issues which surround their implementation, there has consistently existed a certain historical prejudice regarding various stereotypical ideas for those things which people cannot understand or explain logically. While more contemporary examples of such circumstances include concepts such as McCarthyism, it is generally accepted that the most classic example of all such social tragedies based on fear and ignorance is that of the colonial era's Salem Witch Trials....   [tags: Arthur Miller McCarthyism]

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The Deadly Sins Of The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Greed and envy are two of the seven deadly sins in the Christian world that adherents must dispel from their lives. This fact makes it all the more ironic when many Christians during the Salem witch trials display these two offenses in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. One reason explaining the prevalence of sin in a society that thinks of itself as pure is that leaders demonstrate that they care more about actions rather than pureness of thought. For example, clergymen who feature themselves in the play, like Parris and Hale, often measure a person’s connection with the divine through the number of times he or she attends church....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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Revenge Of The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Revenge The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historic piece of writing that expresses the true effect that revenge can cause.Yet despite the time difference we see the same acts of revenge taken place in the crucible happening in the present day. There is no aging out of vengeances. Although vengeance can be seen as a way to gain power, it is actually a dangerous force due to its ability to take over one’s life, drives a person go to deadly extremes, and in some cases can tear apart a community....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible]

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The Crucible And The Second Red Scare

- Arthur Miller, in his article “Why I Wrote The Crucible”, elaborates on the political allegory he incorporated into his drama. Showing parallels between the Salem witch trials in The Crucible and the Second Red Scare, Miller dismisses the opposing argument that resists the idea of an allegory because of the false existence of witches contrasting the reality of communism. He proves that the foundation of fear in the two situations were analogous, for it was the dominating factor perpetuating both conflicts....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Mccarthyism : The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- “No-no. There be no unnatural case here.” (Parris, The Crucible Act 1 Line 34) The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller about the Salem Witch Trials. Miller wrote this play as a critique of McCarthyism, but distanced it by using the Salem Witch Trials as the setting. McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of treason without proper evidence. Using the Trials as the setting has strong suits, such as allowing him to compare McCarthyism indirectly and the events related strongly with society, and weaknesses, including the time period being so long-standing that it is not a modern example in their era and the idea of witches is farfetched compared to Communism....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, McCarthyism]

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Mccarthyism And The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Niam Mohseni Ms. Sussman English 2 October 26, 2014 McCarthyism and The Crucible Events have played out in history that made people realize the inhumane acts of people and the Salem witch trials and the McCarthy era were two of them. The Salem witch trials in 1692 were almost 260 years before the McCarthy “witch hunts” in the 1950s yet there are similarities between them. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in 1953, is about the Salem witch trials and is an allegory to the practicing of McCarthyism during the Second Red Scare in the United States, which Miller was a victim of....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, McCarthyism]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible Essay When a life is at stake, everyone changes, except for those that are truly evil. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, each if the characters of Proctor, Hale, and Parris change from the beginning to the end of the play. Proctor becomes more honest; Hale becomes more skeptical of his mission; and Parris finds in himself some shred of humanity. These characters when through emotional and mental changes. Across the course of the play, John Proctor became more honest with himself, his wife, and his community....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- In the novel, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is centered on false claims of witchcraft in the city of Salem during the late 1600’s. These false claims took a toll on the usual way of life, and changed the characteristics of the entire village, many believed their own family members could not even be trusted. The witch trials are a result of religion, and superstitious culture; sets the tone for numerous characters to believe that killing the witches in the village was to fulfill God’s work....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- In his article “Why I Wrote The Crucible”, Arthur Miller elaborates on the political allegory he incorporated into his drama, The Crucible. Miller parallels the foundation of fear behind the Salem witch trials and the Second Red Scare, proving that it was the dominating factor perpetuating both conflicts. Analyzing Miller’s argument and drawing evidence from The Crucible, it is proven that the witch trials within The Crucible as well as the congressional hearings during the Second Red Scare were founded on the fear of the populace....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Lee Miller

- Since 1692 students and adults have learned about the Salem witch trials through the famous play The Crucible by Arthur Lee Miller. Yet, the novel by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum present the story of the witch trials and Salem in a divergent meaning. History is based on power, yet it is obtained and shown in various ways. The various ways in which power is shown in history were uncovered from the many Salem Village and Salem Town residents over an almost 100-year time span. Three prime examples which are money or inheritance, your name, and who did not like who, will be discussed in the following essay....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Lee Miller

- Since 1692 students and adults have studied about the Salem witch trials through the famous play The Crucible by Arthur Lee Miller. Yet, the novel by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum present the story of the witch trials and Salem in a divergent meaning. History is based on power, yet it is obtained and exhibited in various ways. The various ways in which power is shown in history were uncovered from the many Salem Village and Salem Town residents over an almost 100-year time span. Three prime examples which are money or inheritance, your name, and who did not like who, will be discussed in the following essay....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Miller’s Message There are many occurrences in history in which North America has shamed itself. These are the events that tend to be skimmed over during history class and are commonly ignored. However, these events are disputed and protested in the form of literature. A good example of this is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play which indirectly conveys Miller’s opinion of the communist trials that took place as he wrote the play. The Crucible describes the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the 1600’s, Miller uses this past event in American history and compares it to McCarthyism....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, McCarthyism]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a historical play about the Salem Witch Trials. The play contains a historical allegory to the Salem Witch Trials and a political allegory to Mccarthyism. John Proctor is one of the main characters in and is considered the tragic hero of the play. Throughout Miller’s play, John Proctor is seen as the protagonist of the play because he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in, even if no one else agrees with him. John Proctor’s intention to hang instead of admitting that he was consorting with the devil was an act of honor because he didn’t want to lie for the sake of saving his own life, but also wanting to prove that Puritan society has chan...   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Every event in history can be attributed to a collective of emotions. In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls claimed to have seen other villagers working for the devil and began accusing people of practicing witchcraft. This soon created a sense of mass hysteria throughout the town that resulted in the death of twenty people and the imprisonment of over two hundred. We now refer to these events as the Salem witch trials. In the 1950’s, Senator Joseph McCarthy conducted similar trials accusing people in prominent positions of being Communists....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Who’s to Blame for the Events in The Crucible. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, was set in the late 1600’s in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. During this time period, the Salem Witch Trials took place in Salem Village. The Salem Witch Trials were a series of witch accusations, trials, and executions. Witchcraft was shunned in the Puritan society due to their strong beliefs in God. Witchcraft was seen as a way of communicating with the devil, which is against the Puritan society’s beliefs. The Salem Witch Trials were a historical event that has been repeated throughout history....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- How would you feel if you were suddenly woken up in the middle of the night, with a group of people knocking at your door, claiming that you’re under arrest for being a witch. You would be taken away from your family and friends, and if you don’t confess to a crime that you never did, you would be killed. This idea is the main basis of conflict in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. This deals with the Salem Witch Trials, and highlights it the personal issues that people would have went through being apart of a Puritanical society....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, McCarthyism]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Reputation, the one piece of social behavior that can make or break a person. Reputation is how people gain first impressions of people from others. Arthur Miller created one of his most famous texts upon the basis of one’s reputation, and a sort of mockery of the McCarthy case that occurred in the 1950s. During this time, a person could be accused of communism, and if they confessed, they were let off, but their good standing was ruined; however, if they didn’t confess, their name was still dragged through the mud and ruined....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Salem Witch Trials Making The Situation Far Detrimental Than It Should Have Been

- A series of events occurred leading up to, and during the Salem Witch Trials making the situation far detrimental than it should have been. Salem, Massachusetts became the main focus in 1692 when over one hundred people were falsely accused of practicing witchcraft. Twenty were executed by being hanged, one by being pressed, and one-hundred and fifty-six jailed. Women played a big role in the trials. Most of them were the accusers, and the unlucky ones were the accused. The Puritans of this town had just recently moved from their old homes, so living in a new environment may have had an effect on the outrageous hysteria....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible Essay In the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft and twenty people were executed. Today, we watch the evolution of the trials unfold before us in the form of a story. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, each of the characters, John Proctor, Reverend Hale and Reverend Parris, change from the beginning to the end of the story. Proctor becomes more honest; Hale becomes more skeptical of his mission and Parris finds in himself some shred of humanity....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Salem witch trials originally began in the spring of 1692 due to a group of younger girls claiming they were possessed by Satan. They later accused other local women of witchcraft as well. This all began in the Salem Village in Massachusetts. Everyone in the town then began to become hysterical and actually bought into the younger girls’ accusations, this lead to a special court hearing to hear the cases about the witchcraft that took place in Salem. There have been many literary works written about the trials, the more famous of these works include but are not limited to: The Crucible, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and “The Trial of...   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miler

- The Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials exposed the early court systems, proving them to be unjust and corrupt. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miler is a historical rendition of the Salem witch trials in the Puritan colony of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. As the play progresses Miler depicts how the trials infringe the morals and values of the Puritans, which promoted loyalty to the lord, communal interaction, and an oppressive code of conduct that frowned upon any unusual or rebellious behavior....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory written about the Salem witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692 and 1693. The play includes a number of characters, both those who fully conform to the trials and their consequences, and those who do not conform and decide to fight it. Naturally, all stories have characters that are doubtful of which side to pick. They play along with it, not wanting to take a stand, but in their minds they are not entirely sure whether or not what they’re doing is correct....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By William Shakespeare

- The setting of "The Crucible is in the year 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, where the Salem Witch Trials occurred. Many innocent people were hung due to the actions of one person, Abigail Williams. Abigail had an affair with a married man, John Proctor, and, having fallen in love with him, wanted to get rid of his wife, Elizabeth. Obsessed with John, she was intent on becoming John 's new wife. As part of an attempt to make John fall in love with her, she participated in pagan traditions, with her uncle 's slave, Tituba....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Mccarthyism Within The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- McCarthyism Within The Crucible As stated in a 1952 New York Times article, “if we lose our freedom in the effort to guard our security, then security is useless” (Oakes 5). The United States of America is a country with a history of always protecting its citizens’ rights and liberties, but it also contains a past where other matters interferred. There are many contributing factors that can alter a person’s perspective on a particular idea such as religious views, or fear. In 1692, Puritan Salem, Massachusetts believed there were witches within the town after girls in the town confessed they had been victims of witchcraft....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, McCarthyism]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- How often does a group of girls rule an entire town. In The Crucible just that happens. Everyone around the town is terrified of witches and the girls are the ones most commonly said to be affected by them. These girls then become the court. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has the recurring theme of justice and fear to show corruption. (Don’t forget to add transitional phrases.)The characters in The Crucible use God to justify everything that happens. When things go wrong it’s because they upset God, or, as Mr....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- At the beginning of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Reverend John Hale is introduced as an intellectual who is extremely learned in the subject of witchcraft, having had an experience with a witch not long before he was contacted by Reverend Parris of Salem. Due to Reverend Hale’s “experience” with a witch, he is extremely confident in his abilities, as exemplified by the quote “they must be; they are weighted with authority” in which Hale was talking about his books, .This is also shown by his actions when he assesses Betty Parris as she lie in bed sick....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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Comparing The Crucible and Salem Witch Trials

- The purpose of my paper is to compare and contrast Arthur Miller’s The Crucible with the actual witch trials that took place in Salem in the 17th Century. Although many of the characters and events in the play were non-fictional, many details were changed by the playwright to add intrigue to the story. While there isn’t one specific cause or event that led to the Salem witch trials, it was a combination of events and factors that contributed to the birth and growth of the trials. Some of these events included: a small pox outbreak that was happening at the time, the revocation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony charter by Charles II, and the constant fear of Native attacks....   [tags: comparison compare contrast 2014]

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Analysis Of ' The Crucible '

- Nine critical approaches are utilized when analyzing a piece of literature in order to appeal to a variety of critics. Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible can be interpreted from numerous approaches, but one lens that is unmistakable throughout is the psychological criticism. From a psychological standpoint, one gains access to the mindset of both the author and the characters within. In addition to this, the reader also acquires a greater understanding of the motivations, behaviors, and mental state that each character possesses....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, Behavior]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of teen girls caught in an innocent act of love potions to catch the love of men are compelled to tell lies that Satan had invaded them and forced them to participate in the rituals and are then forced to name those involved. Thrown into the mix are greedy preachers and other major landowners trying to steal others ' land and one young woman infatuated with a married man and determined to get rid of his innocent wife. Those who demanded their innocence were executed, those who would not name names were incarcerated and tortured, and those who admitted their guilt were immediately freed....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Analysis Of Miller 's ' The Crucible '

- In The Crucible, by Authur Miller, he was successful in fulfilling his purpose of the theme, truth versus faith. As known before, Miller wrote this play in relations to the Salem Witch Trials, and also, McCarthyism - two both very similar topics. Not to mention, both topics share a repeated theme of truth versus faith. Miller had a story to tell, along with the opinions of his own (indirectly, of course), and the only way he knew how to relate it to what was happening then, was to take something from the past....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- In “The Crucible,” Written by Arthur Miller, for tells the story of a witch hunt that took place in the small puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1962. Reverend Parris is walking down the forest, when he spots a group of girls, including his niece, dancing around a fire. He was convince that they were practicing witchcraft, which was true but he didn’t know it. Abigail wanted to kill a woman named Elizabeth, who was John Proctor’s wife. Proctor was a local farmer who had an affair with Abigail....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Abigail Williams, a character in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play “The Crucible”, is a complex character that I believe can be portrayed as the main villain and victim of the play. Immature, violent, and mentally unstable are a few negative qualities that describe Abby as the baddy. But yet at the same time as the play unravels us as readers can see her as a victim of the Salem society that fails to help her recover from her parents ' violent death. One of the big things in The Crucible that Arthur Miller fails to provide is the fact that the other girls crying “witch” are just as guilty as Abby, yet she is the only one to have all of the blame pushed onto her....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Micah What is faith. What is truth. Not really an easy question to answer. The line between faith and what is true wears very thin making it nearly impossible to answer those questions. Arthur Miller does some remarkable work in The Crucible to try and show the relationship between both faith and truth. Even though he shows us the relationship between them he also show the distinct difference between the two, but is there really a correct answer. Can we really know what the truth is or who has faith....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible, Mccarthyism And The Red Scare

- In 1692, nineteen men and women of Salem, Massachusetts were suspected under the crime of witchcraft and were sentenced to hang. These hangings came from the result of villagers blaming each other trying in order to save their own lives. Similarly, in the 1950s, McCarthyism and the Red Scare took on a similar outcome as the Salem Witch Trials; many people were wrongly convicted as Communists. However as time progressed, people became less concerned about saving themselves but began to protect one another from harm....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Abigail Williams ' The Crucible

- Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is both the vehicle that drives the play as well as the antagonist. She points fingers, manipulates, and ends up being the fall of Salem all in her scheme to get rid of Goody Proctor and make John Proctor her own. Abigail’s motivation to be with Proctor reveals her true self: a vindictive, manipulative young woman rebelling against a restrictive Puritan society. In many ways, the character of Abigail Williams can be considered a one-dimensional villain....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor plays a very significant and crucial role in many ways. John, being a man 33 years old, was a farmer who had married to Elizabeth and after their third baby, had an affair with Abigail after she was hired as a housemaid. Throughout the story, John showed dramatic emotional and personal courage, uses irony, imagery, foreshadowing and symbolism to show his sins, guilt, confrontation, love and adherence. Proctor shows hatred for hypocrites, especially Reverend Parris, and after committing adultery; he becomes one of his own....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Little Girl Who Cried Wolf “Nothing is hidden that won’t be exposed. Nor is anything concealed that won’t be made known and brought to the light” (Luke 8:17 CEB). The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a page turner with new problems and more drama on every page. In this emotional story a town in Salem, Massachusetts is undergoing a series of trials to vilify the civilians who were accused of witchcraft. The accusations were based on animosity and jealousy from a group of ill advised girls....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By John Parris

- The Crucible is set in the town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. We open in the home of Reverend Parris, who is trying desperately to wake his daughter Betty. Betty is in a strange state of sleep and the doctor can find no cure. As a result, whispers of witchcraft are spreading through the town. Parris has sent for the Minister Hale, an expert in witchcraft to come and dispel these rumors and his own fears. The day before he found his daughter, niece and several other girls dancing in the woods while his slave Tituba, muttered and sang....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Many people look back on the events of the Salem witch trials and laugh at the absurdity of the allegations. It seems crazy that society could be fooled into believing in things like witches and deal with the events in such an extreme manner. It is a common belief that witch hunts are things of the past. Many people would agree that they no longer exist today; however Arthur Miller, author of the play, "The Crucible", points out that society has not come very far from the days of the Salem witch trials....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Salem Witch Trials: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... Elizabeth, responded on Page 67 delicately, “Adultery John”. John Proctor of course has lusted and betrayed the trust of his beloved wife this only caused them to push away from each other very awkwardly. The relationship statues of Proctor and Elizabeth quickly change from distant and awkward to a protective mode. While Abigail and her group of friends have so much control and power over who is accused and not accused Elizabeth Proctor’s name happens to be mentioned in court. Mary warren who is a servant for John and Elizabeth Proctor warns that Elizabeth's name was mentioned in court in order to save herself from a whipping by John Proctor....   [tags: puritans, elizabeth proctor, innocent people]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a masterpiece of its time, not only because of its compelling ideas and relative historical accuracy, but also because of its uncanny ability to draw its readers and viewers to the edge of their seats… and further. Written to point out the evil and perversion embodied in the McCarthy trials of his time, Arthur Miller uses the Salem Witch Trials as a powerful parallel. The Salem Witch Trials occurred in Salem Massachusetts, from 1692 to 1693, in the course of which over 200 people were falsely convicted of witchcraft, and 20 were hanged for refusing to “confess.” It was a grim time ruled by hysteria, as fear became the driving force of the leadership and led...   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play published in 1953 during the time of McCarthyism and anti-communist fear. In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy delivered a speech that shocked America; he accused the Truman administration of being involved with communists. McCarthy’s paranoia led to the questioning of citizens and even public trials that caused panic among Americans. McCarthyism is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a mid-20th century political attitude characterized chiefly by opposition to elements held to be subversive and by the use of tactics involving personal attacks on individuals by means of widely publicized indiscriminate allegations especially on the b...   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- With treasures of valuable lessons to learn, Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ is a sturdily startling fictionalized account of the McCarthyism era that took place in the 1950s. The rigid religious and moral views by Salem’s religious leaders on the townspeople, overthrowing the community’s thoughts by ruling with absolute terror and violence subsidizes to a town’s mass hysteria when Abigail, a young girl coated with selfishness and wickedness, along with her group of friends indict innocent people who have slighted them of performing witchcraft....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, was not highly accepted at the time of it’s release, in 1952. The book itself is an allegory and was not intended to teach and inform about the Salem witch trials. It is, in fact, about Mccarthy and the people during this time, but to keep it hidden, he used the comparison of the two events. Hysteria, power and greed are what drove the people of Salem to false accusations of the innocent puritan people. People like Abigail, Putnam and Danforth blew the accusations out of the water with the power that was given to them by the provence....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Andrew Niccol

- The Crucible, by Arthur Miller as well as Gattaca by Andrew Niccol use the protagonist of their texts to show disapproval of the societies that they have created. While both authors vary the presentation of their societies, they both explore the damaging qualities of the societies through their central protagonist. Gattaca, set in the not too distant future explores the effects of compulsory genetic modification on society while, contrastingly, conformity and the rules of the church are explored throughout The Crucible....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Humans have evolved to be superstitious, for the reason of self preservation; if there was a rustling in a bush, it is safer to always assume a predator is there and run, than to assume one is not there and stay. While this behavior was unquestionably an advantage for our ancestors, it has done a great disservice to humans in modern society. An example of superstition doing a disservice to society is the Salem witch trials, where innocent people were accused of being witches, and hung. Arthur Miller wrote a play, The Crucible, about this time....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Nicholas Hytner

- Nicholas Hytner 's adaptation of Arthur Miller 's The Crucible provides an interesting look into the life of the Puritans. The Crucible follows the small town of Salem as they are engulfed in the mass hysteria of witchcraft. A group of young girls is caught dancing in the woods, and thus fearing punishment claim that they were possessed by the devil. Soon the accusations run wild which resulted in the arrest of two-hundred peoples, and the execution of twenty. Today the film is regarded as an allegory for the McCarthy hearings, though it also provides an intimate look into the closed societies of colonial America....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The play I chose for my third play reading report is "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Major Characters: John Proctor - Local farmer and the husband of Elizabeth Proctor Abigail Williams - Reverend Paris 's niece, the former servant of the Proctor 's, and the dancing girls group 's ring leader. Reverend John Hale - A reverend brought in who understands more about witches and witchcraft Reverend Paris - Salem 's reverend and Abigail 's uncle. Betty Paris - One of the girls in the forest and Reverend Paris 's daughter....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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