Articles for tag: The Crucible, Witch Hunts

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Character Analysis: Reverend John Hale from The Crucible

The Crucible is an American classic story that, in the middle of the communist witch hunt in America in the fifties, showed readers that witch hunts can be very dangerous and misleading. The Salem Witch trials depicted a low point in American history in which an entire community unraveled with lies, deceit, and betrayal. The ...

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How to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child with Study Habits

Learning something new can be one of the most thrilling parts of life. Do you remember when you finally mastered something difficult – Latin conjugation, quadratic equations, or mitered corners? Didn’t you feel enormous satisfaction that left you glowing for days afterwards? This experience of mastery builds confidence in our abilities, and for a child ...

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Arthur Miller: What Tragedy Really Is

In Arthur Miller’s essay, “Tragedy and the Common Man,” he outlines his ideas on what a tragedy and tragic hero are today. He argues that the tragic hero does not have to be a king or of a noble background, but instead, the common man can be considered a tragic hero. Miller makes the point ...

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Mass Hysteria and Paranoia in the Crucible

The plot of The Crucible takes place in a strict religious community where scientific explanations do not exist. When one of the young girls in the village becomes ill and strangely possessed, the townspeople suspect witchcraft. The elders of the community use their authority to coax confessions of witchcraft out of the girls involved under ...

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The Crucible and Its Characters

Self-restriction, when given considerable amounts of power becomes limited and in some cases non-existent. Characters in Miller’s “The Crucible” have come to attain power either through, or because of the Salem witch trials, but also have become corrupt with that power. Abigail, Mary Warren, and Judge Danforth all have the power to decide who lives ...

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Religion in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Because The Crucible is historical fiction, it alludes to many issues of the time, namely, how the people of Salem desired their religious life to fit into the practicalities of daily life in America. Arthur Miller does this both through narration, which is examined in this analysis, and through the words of his characters. In ...

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An Essay on Fear Relating to “The Crucible”

This is an essay pertaining to the power of Fear to drive any person to extreme and irrational acts. In The Crucible there are many examples of this; such as Abigail accusing innocent people, Danforth ignoring evidence, Proctor giving up his good name, and Hale attempting to save the condemned. Even though The Crucible is ...

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Analysis

Premiering in 1953, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible was a scathing attack on the Communist scare of the era in the guise of a dramatization of the witch hunts that took place in Salem in the 1690s. This play is an important work in American literature and a cornerstone in studying American history as well. This ...

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The Crucible: John Proctor & Theme

Iron is a metal that requires an enormous amount of heat to melt. In the past, alchemists would melt iron in a crucible. A crucible is a heat resistant container in which metals are melted. When alchemists applied heat to the iron in the crucible, the iron would melt, but the crucible would not. The ...