Political Representation in The Crucible Arthur Miller, the author, wrote The Crucible in 1952 during the Red Scare, an investigation into Communist spies in the U.S. Government. A result of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, numerous citizens, including Miller, were interrogated for being accused of association with the Communist party by Senator Joseph McCarthy. The author used the Salem Witch Trials in his play to represent and criticize the search for Communist party members during the rise of McCarthyism. In The Crucible, Abigail Williams and the other “afflicted” girls compare to Joseph McCarthu and his actions in the 1950s.
Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, when characters are faced with differences between one another, they tend to show what they want the world to see instead of their true beliefs. Reverend Hale fights a battle between what he has been studying his whole life against what he feels is truly right. In the end he completely undergoes an important inner change, he sees the false accusations in the witch trials and changes from believing completely in witchcraft, to protecting the innocent and doing anything in his power to save their
Blaming Anyone for Craziness (A Discussion on Arthur Miller’s Crucible) A controversial topic that has come up in several conversations while discussing Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is the question of who is to blame for the mass hysteria which takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. There are several answers that people automatically jump to, that I do not necessarily consider wrong, for example Abigail. I do not disagree with that assumption, but I also don’t believe that she is entirely to blame for the craziness which overtook the small town.
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the power of the towns government and religion are the backbone of the story, the case of the witch trials. In the book, the main character, Abigail, blames numerous girls for witchcraft. "I'll lead them in a psalm,but let you say nothing of witchcraft yet" (Miller 17). She does this out of spite due to jealousy over goody Proctor. In their town, based on their religion, witchcraft is serious, devilish ritual and forbidden.
This quote is not spoken, but instead is a thought that passes through Jack’s mind about something Willie said earlier in the chapter. Willie told Jack and Adam that Hugh Miller wanted the one thing that he could not inherit: goodness. He then goes on to explain that humans cannot inherit goodness because they are inherently bad. Since humans are inherently bad, everything good must come from bad. Humans must use their badness in order to create some form of goodness.
The poem "To My Dear and Loving Husband", and parts of the play "The Crucible" have many similarities. In the poem Bradstreet states her love for her husband, and how she'd rather not live than live without him. For example, she says, "That when we live no more, we may live ever." This statement shows how much love she has for her husband, and how she couldn't go without him. This relates to "The Crucible" because both of the stories show their love for their significant other.
America’s vast military, continuously flourishing economy, and foundation that is built upon perceived independence, makes this country a powerhouse. America paints its exterior with the false illusion of honesty and morality. The United States is a classic example of a country that mass-produces items while using cheap materials and fillers. The American government only allows its citizens to know so much about the potentially negative implications that can come from manufactured products. In the process of making specific products, corners are cut so the manufacturer can profit more and save a couple of dollars.
The story is about a young girl named Abigail who is obsessed with a married man named John Proctor, who goes to Salem’s witch trials in Massachusetts during 1692. In order for Abigail being with Proctor she had to get rid of Proctor’s wife; Elizabeth. The main conflict of the movie was because of the obsession Abigail had with Proctor, innocent people were being accused of witchcraft. People were accused of witchcraft by Abigail and a group of young girls who would believe what she would say about seeing people doing witchcraft. It is a play that many people are always going to remember about because it is unbelievable that 19 people were hanged, one man was put on top of him a huge rock, and more people were accused and died in prison.
In life you have to live with the consequences of the decisions that you make. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor has to live with the consequences of his affair with Abigail Williams when he confesses it to the court publicly and he has to live with the consequences of what Elizabeth(his wife) does or says about the affair. Abigail Williams would have had to live with the consequences of her actions the night she and the other girls danced in the woods if she had confessed to doing witchcraft that night. The consequences of the people who did not confess to witchcraft, even though they were innocent, was that they were to be hanged. The play The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692; it is about the Salem witch