Examples Of Allegory In The Crucible

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In 1692, The Salem Witch Trials were conducted in Salem, Massachusetts. During the trials nineteen people were killed out of the 200 accused. Arthur Miller later wrote The Crucible, an allegory using the story of the trials to reference communism. The play was produced in the year 1953 and focused on the actual people who lived in Salem at the time of the trials. The young girls of the town started the trials by claiming to be bewitched and accusing the ones who they “saw with the devil”, which were really the people they were envious of. Abigail Williams, niece of Reverend Parris, led the girls and threatened to kill them if they spoke of what really happened the night in the woods with Tituba, Parris’s slave from Barbados. “Giles Corey,
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