Spectral Evidence In Arthur Miller's Visit To Salem

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Summary: Arthur Miller was influenced to write when he visited Salem. Reading transcripts, he began to form characters representing emotions but also basing them on court proceedings. It was also based around the times Miller was in, which involved Communism. An important part of the story was also spectral evidence. Spectral evidence is evidence that is not physical but simply claims of visions of spirits or something happening to them like choking. Often characters claimed that another person was in the presence of the devil. Arthur found the fact that the town of Salem simply believed everything they heard about the people they saw, and simply concluded they must have done something, to be similar to Nazi Germany. In Nazi Germany the Jews

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