The Crucible

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The Crucible
Arthur Miller wrote a play named The Crucible and soon after he wrote an article to help explain his play "Why I Wrote The Crucible". In the article "Why I Wrote The Crucible" It states that The Crucible was during the McCarthyism era. The McCarthy era was started by a man named Joseph McCarthy; who falsely accused many innocent people just like in the play how Abagail Williams falsely accused many innocent people who were either hanged or put into jail. Which supports one of many arguements Arthur Miller had; such as how unhumain they were by killing innocent lives. His other arguements are; being afriad which led to the accusations, how McCarthyism was a major leading term of The Crucible and how many people in Salem had different morals; such as, jealousy, pride and courage.

Arthur Miller's first arguement is how the people of Salem were unhumain. Through The Crucible, many people but mainly Abagail accused innocent lives that they were working with the devil. During Act I, Abagail Tituba and Betty accused many people who were all innocent. In defence, the Court of Salem went to the accused people and gave them two choices; if the accused person confessed, they would be jailed, but if the accused person did not confess, then they would be killed. Many people did not confess since they did not want to deny their faith.

Arthur Miller's second arguement is having pride. Through out The Crucible pride caused the witchcraft trials. At the end of act IV John Proctor confessed to having adultery with Abagail. He desired to keep his good name from being posted on the Church doors so he confessed and does not sign his name on the statement. "I have given you my soul; leave me my name! Proctor cried" but refusing to sign the statement John Proctor died. Parris on the other hand feared that Abagail hints of witchcraft surrounding his daughters coma will threaten his reputation, but his pride makes him cover up the truth about what he saw in the...
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