The Crucible Essay | Symbolism in "The Crucible"

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Symbolism in "The Crucible"

Summary: A plot summary of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and how the play about the Salem witch trials draw parallels to the McCarthyism of 1950's America. Also, biographical information about Arthur Miller.
The play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller portrays a community that is based on paranoid accusations of witchcraft ending in mass hysteria. The accusations led to dozens of alleged witches being prosecuted in the Massachusetts colony; resulting in the death of nineteen people being hung and one pressed to death, over the following two years.

Set in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts during 1692, it depicts one man, John Proctor, in his struggle to keep his pride and name from being destroyed with lies, deceit and accusations of consorting with Satan. In 1915 Arthur Miller was born in New York City where he grew up. When he was older, in 1934, he paid for himself to enrol at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1938. Then during 1953 he published `The Crucible' but was then later criticized for being an Anti-American. Arthur Miller was intrigued by the witch trials...

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