The Crucible Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of The Crucible.
This section contains 757 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Crucible: History Repeats Itself

The Crucible: History Repeats Itself

Summary: Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Explores Miller's attempt to compare the McCarthy trials with the Salem Witch Trials. Describes the similarities of each historical event.
Arthur Miller, an established playwright known for creating works of prolific social commentary, wrote The Crucible in 1952. The play fictionally portrays the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which dozens of young girls go on a rampage of witchcraft accusations on the pretense of being the voice of God, persecuting countless innocents and sentencing a few poor souls to death. In Miller's mind the witch trials bore strong resemblance to the McCarthy trials of his own day. The McCarthy trials entailed thousands of people, particularly liberals and members of Hollywood, being unfairly accused and tried for the "crime" of Communism. Many people experienced irreversible damage to their careers. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible as a testament to the similarities between both incidents of deceit and corruption.

Perhaps the most horrifying aspect of both trials is formed in the brazen, callous actions of Joseph McCarthy and the young...

(read more)

This section contains 757 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Crucible: History Repeats Itself
Copyrights
BookRags
The Crucible: History Repeats Itself from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.