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The Crucible, An Analysis of Tone

Summary: Provides an analysis of the ironic and cynical tones of the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Describes how Miller consistently uses irony in the situations that the characters are put through leading up to accusations of witchcraft. Details how Miller shows his pessimistic views, the harsh manner in which the deplorable society functions without integrity becomes evident to his audience.
The ironic and cynical tones in Arthur Miller's The Crucible of the witch trials further his pained outlook on the lack of justice in a condemning society. All hope is taken from any innocent once they are convicted of witchcraft in the harsh society. Miller views these accusers negatively and sees fault in every action of the court and the accusers.

As Miller consistently uses irony in the situations that the characters are put through leading up to accusations of witchcraft, it is demonstrated how events are altered by the harsh society in order for them to make accusations. In the events leading up to Elizabeth Proctor's conviction of witchcraft, she receives a poppet from Mary Warren with a needle in its stomach. Upon finding this, Cheever exclaims "I never warranted to see such proof of Hell..." (71). This becomes ironic because Abigail had earlier...

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