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The Crucible: Study of Conflict

Summary: Explanation of Miller's representation of conflict in 'The Crucible' and the representation of conflict John Donne's poem 'The Flea'.
Conflict is the corner stone around which any text is moulded, as every narrative involves a complication for interest. Two texts that represent conflict are Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible and John Donne's poem, "The Flea." Miller represents internal conflict through his characters and he highlights religious conflict between God and the Devil through his representation of the theocratic society of Salem. John Donne explores conflict through verbal argumentation and the conflict of wills. Each of these conflicts when represented complicates the action of the texts towards their final resolution.

Internal conflict acts as a battle within the mind, one side trying to overpower the other. Miller represents conflict in The Crucible through his protagonist character, John Proctor. Miller represents this personal turmoil through Proctor's self-questioning regarding his affections for Abigail and his loyalty to his wife and their marriage. For instance when Abigail pleads...

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