The Crucible: Character Analysis The book/play The Crucible by Arthur Miller tells the story of the people involved in the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts starting in 1692. Elizabeth and John Proctor lived on a farm with their three sons. John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams that affected a lot of the events that happened during the story. Abigail had become obsessed with John Proctor and even tried to get rid of Elizabeth just to be with him.
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is a surprising story of a town plagued by the belief that witches have invaded the streets of Salem, Massachusetts. With the use of heavy dramatic irony, those that encounter the story experience frustration as the result of many innocent townsfolk being condemned to death. The readers of the story recognize the fictitious proclamations of witchcraft, but those in the town of Salem actually validate the accusations against the alleged witches. Falsely accused and falsely condemned, the “witches” are sentenced to the rope; all this occurred simply because Abigail Williams wanted to obtain the affection of the man she loved, John Proctor. Through crazy stories and expressive writing, Miller took the reader on a captivating journey back to 1692 where bizarre things befell those residing in Salem.
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, placed in Massachusetts, explores the history of the devastating Salem Witch Trials. In the trials, 19 people were hanged, and it had to come to an end as people stopped confessing to witchcraft. The town realized that the girls were lying and the people were innocent. There are plenty of relationships affected in the play as people change perspectives and attitudes towards each other. In this story, Proctor and Elizabeth's relationship changes from a dreadful state to a peaceful solution.
The crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller which focuses on the inconsistencies of the Salem witch trials and the extreme behavior flaws that the people represented during the 1690’s. In the story all the characters lived in a puritan town where several young women were exposed or afflicted to witch craft. These young women decided to accuse people of witch craft in order to save themselves from punishments such as, torture and execution, the people being accused by these girls were usually people that their families didn’t like or have had issues with in the past in order to get them out of the town. The main women to continue the act of accusing innocent people in order to save themselves from punishment was Abigail Williams. Around the same time of these events Abigail had relations with a married man named John proctor.
On the Play "The Crucible by Arthur Miller, we follow the dramatic story of a group of people on Salem Village in which crimes of "wirchcraft" are being accused among the citizens of the village. We are able to percive the message that people in order to avoid consequences for wrong actions find another person to take the blame. By the 1870s, Salem Village was primarly goberned over religious beliefs, in which all the saint and demons were creatures existed under the minds of the innocent people. On the story Abigail and a group of girls, start dancing on the forest(something that was prohibited by the strict religion.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem, a small town in Massachusetts Bay in colonial America. As Puritans, the people of Salem were faithful, but close-minded and judgmental; they believed they were to be a “City on a Hill”. The more negative qualities of the people of Salem caused them to believe that the darker side of their faith—witches and demons— were always walking among them. Additionally, the Puritans’ strict and conservative faith led to the suppression of “sinful” feelings such as lust and violence. The fact that the people of Salem had no process for washing away sins, thus letting hypocrisy fester and grow, was one of the major causes of the Salem witch trials.
In the book The Crucible by Arthur Miller takes place in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials and it shows an abundant amount of examples of how puritans are not pure. Arthur Miller has made many detailed characters that showed how being a pure Puritan is not capable of a human. One of these characters is John Proctor, John is an average person in this time period just living his Puritan life; but is broken by a horrible sight in the woods. John Proctor also has a wife named Elizabeth, and she had her life changed greatly shortly after breaking news was passed throughout the village. The main cause to this news was caused by a housekeeper of John Proctor named Abigail Williams; Abby was caught dancing in the woods with other girls performing spells and witchcraft.
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In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the town of Salem, Massachusetts is overrun with hysteria because of children who accused many of the townspeople of witchcraft. One of the accused was a man named John Proctor. While he was a respected farmer and member of the community, he had committed adultery with one of the accusers, Abigail Williams. ++++ +
The Crucible is a plot about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials written by playwrighter Arthur Miller in 1953. The play greatly demonstrates the importance of the individual conscience and is well known for its historically accurate, yet fictionalized content. It takes place in 1692, colonial Massachusetts. The Crucible depicts many issues that the citizens in Salem had to face. Every character had a motivation to accuse one another of witchcraft.