The Crucible Analysis

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Yet another powerful play by Arthur Miller is to take place tonight at the Martin Beck Theatre. A dramatic opening that riffles through the pages of American history, taking the audience back to the Puritan lifestyle of the late 1600s. Arthur Miller writes this theatrical masterpiece to project his sentiment regarding the current McCarthyism movement in facade to that of the witch trials and hangings in Salem in 1692.

Combining his imagination and historical events, with a zealous motive he conveys to the public an emulation of the escalating tension and accusations of witchcraft by the (mischievous) girls dressed in Puritan dresses take over Salem. However, Miller endeavours for more than a fictions remake of history seventy years after,
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The rising prominence of the ‘poor’ girls that are exalted* by authority figures for their agonizing bravery to reveal they were adherents of the devil. Before the play is over good people of pious nature and responsible temper are condemning other good people to the gallows. The unsubstantiated claims that over throw the town into a place of hostility, bitterness, fear and contemplation for revenge, inclinations to climb up the social ladder through faults of others, as noted by Reverend Parris. Conviction after conviction, the hysteria reflects the adroitness of making accusations, nobody is willing to stand up to authority in fear of being accused, additionally adding on to the hysteria by having to divulge the name of others involved. Could it be that Miller represents the stalling of Elizabeth Proctor’s execution due to her pregnancy, indicate that they are destined to another …show more content…
Moreover, he successfully achieves the effect, by providing this quaint perspective that he yearned through the regional dialects of his characters, using colloquialisms such as “Goody” to draw on the rhythms and speech patterns. Furthermore, by using a omniscient narrator that is inserted into the play
A lengthy production that does not loosen its dramatic grip, effectively managing to pique the audience’s attention. The theatrical work is staged as an assortment of dramatic tension that reaches its climax, leaving the audience with an ominous feeling of trepidation and