Imagery In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller´s book The Crucible was set in a village called Salem. The people in Salem were Puritans and strong believers in the church which acted as a government and accused many of being witches. A woman named Abigail was crazy for a village settler named John Proctor and used the church to accuse many of women of being witches including Proctor's wife. The people wanted to accuse anyone of witchcraft to keep the attention away from their wrong doings in which when all the accused were hung everyone saw the wrong that they were doing they suddenly had regret along with Abigail, In the process of her greed she got John Proctor hung as well as many other respected people in their village. Arthur Miller was by far the best writer to give to the imagination and create a truly outstanding story using imagery, conflict and characterization to set the era as well as having more unique characters. …show more content…

As the book plays through the author describes the small village of Salem as long with characters homes to the reader. The following quote describes a room. ¨There is a narrow window at the left. Through its leaded panes the morning sunlight streams. A candle still burns near the bed, which is at the right. A chest, a chair, and a small table are the other furnishings.¨ (Miller 3) This proves that the author will use imagery to set the scene and without directly acknowledging the true life the characters lived. Not only setting the mood for the scene but a sense of the point in history that the story falls in. Imagery works well to show action. ¨ He gets up, goes to her, kisses her. She receives it. With a certain disappointment, he returns to the table.¨(Miller 50) Arthur Miller uses the actions to help show character positions and/or connections to other characters. Adding various actions throughout the book will help support the developing conflict between

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