Mccarthyism, The Witch Trials And Puritans In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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In 1953, Arthur Miller wrote the famous play The Crucible, in response to a fear of Communism The “Red Scare”, was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who was afraid of communist takeover. The Crucible a play in which Arthur Miller changes some events of the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the problems that were happening in his own society. In this essay we’ll see the ties between The Crucible, McCarthyism , The witch trials and Puritans.
Arthur Miller, was born in Harlem, New York City, NY on October 17, 1915 to parents of Polish and Jewish descent. His father was successful coat manufacture. He was closer to his mother who was an educator and a women who loved to read novels. He attended The University of Michigan before moving back home to write plays. He was an essayist, American Playwright, and a figure in twenty-first century theater. His most famous plays include The Price, The Death of A Salesman , and The Crucible. The Death of A Salesman , became an iconic figure in the theater world. Miller was married three times. His first wife Mary Grace Slattery 1940-1956 which he had two children, then to the iconic sex symbol Marilyn Monroe 1956-1961. His last wife Inge Morath 1962-2002 which he also had two children.
Joseph Raymond McCarthy , was an American Politician. He served as U.S senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to his death in 1957. He was born November 14, 1908 and died May 2, 1957. He was married once too Jean Kerr from 1953-1957. They had one child

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