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Criticizing "The Crucible"

Summary: In the article, "A Problem Playwright", Walter Kerr described that Arthur Miller is overall a good writer. However, he describes that Millers book; "The Crucible" is not one of his best works.
While I can not agree nor disagree with this statement because I have not read multiple writings by this author, I do agree with Kerr when if comes to describing what Miller has to say about the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible and how he talks about them.

For example, Miller has nothing nice to say about the Salem Witch Trials. He is always telling how awful the trials were and how they are a horrible event in history. He doesn't describe how something might have been learned by these events, but only how much of a tragedy they are. "There is fire in what Mr. Miller has to say," told Kerr. On page two of The Crucible, Miller describes the trials as "one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history." As much as I believe that the Salem Witch Trials was a...

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