Arthur Miller Research Essay

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Megan Jones
English III AP DC Cy Woods
Mr. Barckholtz
December 2, 2012 Arthur Miller Research Essay Arthur Miller was an American playwright who wrote plays such as “The Crucible” and “Death of a Salesman” because he thought theatre could change the world. He wrote his works based on friends, his own life, and family. People believed he was a man of integrity and a hero because of the ways he portrayed himself. He was born in 1915 in Harlem, New York and raised in a very wealthy household by his parents, Isidore and Augusta Miller. After high school Miller worked lots of jobs to save up enough money to attend the University of Michigan, where he wrote his first paper that turned into his first play, called “No
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They go to court, and a few people in town are accused of practicing witch craft, all but the group of girls that actually committed the crime. Abigail also has an affair with one of the main characters, John Proctor. But John Proctor never wants to speak of the affair again, because his wife and children mean the world to him. In the novel, if one denies that they have practiced witch craft, they are sentenced to death. Proctor tries very hard to make sure Abigail gets caught for what she and the girls have done, but in the end he dies, because he never gets what he wants, just his dignity, and the rights of a man. When Miller was in the process of writing the novel “Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Committee of Un- American Activities were prosecuting alleged Communists from the state Department to Hollywood”. Because of this, Miller was very afraid of being seen as a “convert Communist”. (Miller). This novel was based on such current events and his protesting so “the play received unfavorable reviews and Miller was cold-shouldered by many colleagues” (Galvin). This book today is “one of the most heavily demanded trade-fiction paperbacks in the country” and is known to be one of Miller’s best because of its strong background and its connections to the real world (Miller). Although Miller died on