Similarities Between The Crucible And On The Waterfront

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The Crucible is a play written by playwright Arthur Miller in 1953. The Crucible is about the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts that caused hysteria among the residents of Salem, such as many residents accusing one another of being associated with the devil and being witches. This play serves as an allegory to the McCarthy hearings that was happening at the time when Miller wrote this, which also caused hysteria among the residents of the United States. Some residents were accusing others of being Communist spies. On The Waterfront is a film by Elia Kazan. It was made in 1954. The reader noticed that the two works had philosophies/messages that were closely related to each other. The Crucible is conveying how integrity is important and furthermore, On The Waterfront is conveying how making correct moral choices is beneficial to humans. …show more content…
Why is he the tragic hero? Proctor stood true to his beliefs and his philosophies until his ultimate demise. On page 110 of The Crucible, he calls Abigail a whore and confesses to the court that he had committed adultery with her. Proctor knows that this will soil his name and his reputation among Salem, but he decides that this is the only way to stop Abigail and he must stick with his morals. John Proctor definitely has integrity. Proctor knew that he would lose all respect if he confessed to the court about his affair with Abigail, and even tries to name Abigail a fraud through Mary Warren’s testimony without confessing. But that fails and he decides that the only way to save him and the people around him, is to ruin his name and admit to his actions. That takes major