How Does Arthur Miller Use Allegory In The Crucible

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What is the intended purpose of the Mona Lisa, or Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night? Sure, these might appear as just a smiling woman and some stars. But is there an underlying meaning to what is seen at first glimpse? Allegory has the ability to convey complex ideas through seemingly straight-forward illustrations and text, thus being widely utilized by artists and authors as a device to communicate these hidden meanings. Arthur Miller, an American playwright, uses allegory in his screenplay The Crucible to demonstrate the similarities between the events of the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare, both in which individuals were wrongfully suspected and punished. This is still an ongoing issue in society today, present in the perpetual condemnation
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