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    In what ways does The Crucible comment on Miller's involvement in the HUAC hearings? The Crucible was a play written by the playwright Arthur Miller in 1953. American society in the 1950s is often referred to as the Age of Paranoia due to the fear of Communism within Ameica. After World War 2 America and Russia had emerged as the two main superpowers. There was a fear of Communism in America this fear was heightened by Mc Cartyism. Arthur Miller's play can be viewed as a commentary on the “witch

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    The crucible is a novel that describes the series of events that occurred during the period of time in a small town named Salem when people were hysterical about witches that never existed. John Proctor, a main character of the story is forced to choose between sacrificing his good name for justice in the whole town or allowing the continuous execution of others. He had the power to stop it all if he simply confessed the truth about Abigail. As the story reaches its end, many other characters who

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    The Crucible is interpreted as an allegory on the intolerance of McCarthyism, allowing Miller to express his criticisms towards the practice through a crucial period in American history. After its publication, it was widely expressed that the Crucible illustrated Miller’s opinion on McCarthyism and its effect on society. McCarthyism is defined as the political practice of broadcasting accusations of disloyalty and undermining power and authority without providing legitimate evidence. This was specifically

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    Holocaust Salem Witch Hunt Holocaust was very much viewed as a well known example of a Salem witch hunt. There are many things that can be inferred from the holocaust and the Salem witch trials the Crucible also ties into the similarities. They were both portrayed as evil inhuman people they were both tortured when they were convicted of either being a witch or a Jew, and women were not seen as a person with any power. These two groups were very frowned upon because they were maybe a little different

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    Long Essay - The Crucible q How is language used in The Crucible to express the emotional intensity if characters in conflict with each other and/or society and to convey the abstract ideas that emerge through that conflict? The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1953. It is a prime example of dramatic theatre using powerful language to express emotional intensity of the characters in conflict with each other and their society. The language used also helps to convey the abstract

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    Religious people rely on other people judgements or people would rely on religious people. For instance people in the “Crucible” believed Reverend Hale accusations and judgements on other people. Reverend hale lied to get all of these people to get the people he didn’t like in trouble. Reverend Hale put his mind and used his religious powers to get what he wanted. At the end he realized everything he was doing was wrong and innocent people were dying. One of the reasons for his change of mind was

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    wealth or either scared of losing their pride. But some want revenge, revenge for cheating and revenge for pride. In the Salem witch trials, 19 people were hanged, when they were found guilty for performing witch craft. In Arthur Miller’s novel, The Crucible, Miller explains the concepts of revenge and fear through the Salem Witch trials. Abigail Williams is the main person to blame in the novel because she wanted revenge. Danforth and the townspeople demonstrate the concept of fear, since they are scared

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    innocent people dying and ended it. The KKK and the puritans in the crucible are all wrong for what they have done to all the people that are innocent and they should be tortured just like all the people that were. The puritans and the KKK and the crucible are all alike and can be compared in a lot of ways. The crucible was a continuous event that was eventually came to an end. And the KKK is a group that is still going on today. The crucible was against the idea of witches over throwing the religion. The

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    The Salem Incident: In Salem, Massachusetts during 1692 and 1693 a dark and horrible hysteria fell over the town, and seemingly overnight a mass obsession descended upon the citizens they were simply crazy over the idea of witches within their community which, due to a vast and overwhelming amount of fear which changed their behavior (and maybe something more), prompted a major witch hunt in which ninety-two innocent people were wrongly accused and arrested while “nineteen were simply hanged, one

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    The Crucible Explore how Miller dramatises the conflicts within John Proctor and presents him as a good man, despite his failings. How does Miller make him dramatically effective for an audience? Refer to Act two and Act four. Miller's purpose through writing 'The Crucible' was to express his own views on what was happening in America at the time in 1953 - McCarthyism, a period of intense anticommunism. Miller uses the character of John Proctor to put across his views. He is interested

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