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Essay Grade: 90%
The Crucible
4,637 words, approx. 16 pages
Essay provides a description of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Also provides a biography about Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 97%
Explores the Dramatic Importance of Act IV in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
2,482 words, approx. 8 pages
A discussion of how Arthur Miller uses different techniques to make Act IV of "The Crucible" dramatically important.
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Essay Grade: 98%
Meaning and Film Techniques in 'the Crucible'
2,183 words, approx. 7 pages
This essay explores the major themes of the film 'The Crucible' (based on the play by Arthur Miller) and looks closely at how the film techniques contribute to this meaning.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Study of Power and Manipulation in "The Crucible"
2,083 words, approx. 7 pages
An illustration of two characters' abuse of power and use of manipulation in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Abigail, for example, uses her physical strength and intimiation to try to break away from the oppressive Puritan society.
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Essay Grade: 86%
John Proctor as a Tragic Hero
1,907 words, approx. 6 pages
Analyzes the Arthur Miller Play, The Crucible. Explores the character of John Proctor and examines to what extent he can be considered a tragic hero.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Fear Escorts the Way to Conformity
1,897 words, approx. 6 pages
A comparison between "The Crucible," "Joy Luck club," "Black Boy," and their eyes were watching god, and connects the central ideas of fear and conformity.
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Essay Grade: 83%
"The Crucible": Effects of Cruel Actions on a Person
1,714 words, approx. 6 pages
An analysis of the effect of cruel actions on the part of characters throughout Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." These characters, including John and Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail, and the townspeople of Salem, pursued such cruel actions in order to better themselves, and the actions were justified in the name of righteousness.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Crucible: Christ or Anti-christ?
1,692 words, approx. 6 pages
Arthur Miller's The Crucible consists of many characters, some evil, some good, and some characters that are only viewed as good people. Arthur Miller constructs this play with characters such as Elizabeth Proctor and Minister Hale, but he chooses to point out one character that would influence them all.
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Essay Grade: 98%
Madness: the Devil's Agent in Salem
1,676 words, approx. 6 pages
Madness on the part of several key characters in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" led to the destructive witch trials. The paranoia of Reverend Parris, the sociopathy of Thomas Putnam, and the psychopathy of Abigail Williams all were untreatable mental illnesses during the time depicted in "The Crucible." Such disorders contributed greatly to the havoc that the witch trials brought, and they also make one thankful for our current knowledge and treatment of mental illnesses.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible, an Analysis of John Proctor
1,661 words, approx. 6 pages
In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is an honest, admirable man with a complex character. Throughout the story, Proctor undergoes many changes, eventually proving his determination and courage in his last decision to stand up for his beliefs, his ideas, and the truth. This decision earned him the respect and pride he needed, in the form of martyrdom. An insight on the reactions towards different characters reveals the true difference between Proctor and the other similar characters, such as Hale.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Symbolism in "The Crucible"
1,632 words, approx. 5 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Crucible and 2 Supplementary Texts
1,565 words, approx. 5 pages
"The Crucible" directed by Nicholas Hynter is based on the play by Arthur Miller set in Salem 1692. It is a relentlessly suspenseful drama of collective evil and personal conscience. At its centre is an emotionally moving story of guilt, love and redemption. Arthur Miller was struck by the incredible similarity between the hysteria in Salem in 1692 and the life in America society after World War 2. The fear of communism or the "red threat" viewed as a sinister obstacle to the goal of world peace. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his house committee conducted a `witch hunt' to expose those suspected of being communist. Innocent people were unjustly persecuted for their views resulting in the end of their careers and damage of their reputation.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Abusing Power in the Crucible
1,563 words, approx. 5 pages
The Crucible describes how many innocent people were accused of sins they did not commit. It is an analogy of the McCarthyism era where society had been subjected to similar occurrences of `witch hunts'.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible and McCarthyism
1,359 words, approx. 5 pages
Essay compares McCarthyism to "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Is Abigail a Victim or a Perpetrator of Conflict?
1,340 words, approx. 5 pages
In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", the character Abigail is often naïve and childishly selfish, yet is able to exploit human weaknesses and flaws. Abigail brings out a range of emotion in the audience, at times evoking sympathy as an apparent victim in a far greater scheme, and at other times being the perpetrator of conflict and using the power and control she has over many situations to her advantage. Due to her misguided sense of power, however, she loses her position in society and John Proctor, whose love she ultimately wanted.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Hysteria in "The Crucible"
1,326 words, approx. 4 pages
Hysteria played a role in tearing apart the town of Salem in the playscript and film versions of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. People's odd behavior is interpreted as supernatural witchcraft, which causes the people to panic and want to kill those they are afraid of.
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Essay Grade: 83%
"The Crucible" Analytical Essay
1,324 words, approx. 4 pages
An analytical essay on Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." Effectively utilizing the themes of paranoia and confession throughout the play, Miller shows what can happen when the beliefs of a majority in control affect a society in general.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Is Crucible's Hero Tragic or Pathetic?
1,319 words, approx. 4 pages
Based on the literary definitions of a tragic character, this essay explores Arthur Miller’s protagonist John Proctor in Crucible is tragic, or merely pathetic. It examines specific examples of dialogue, action and scenes in this context.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Crucible: Ethical or Not?
1,318 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses the six pillars of character and if the characters in "The Crucible" were ethical.
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Essay Grade: 87%
The Crucible
1,284 words, approx. 4 pages
How the characters in the text deal with change
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Essay Grade: 95%
Explores the Characters of John and Elizabeth Proctor and Their Relationship.
1,277 words, approx. 4 pages
An exploration of John and Elizabeth Proctor and their relationship in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Analyzing the Setting of The Crucible
1,273 words, approx. 4 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Analyzes the setting of Salem. Describes what characteristics of the town allowed such atrocities to occur there.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Justice and The Crucible
1,259 words, approx. 4 pages
Explores the theme of justice in the Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Also relates the theme to two other texts, the Green Mile, by Stephen King and Ballard of the Landlord, a poem by by Langston Hughes.
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Essay Grade: 92%
"The Crucible" Ending
1,245 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses the importance of the ending "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and includes detailed references to key aspects of the film that show how the director has led viewers to this point.

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Essay Grade: 93%
The Crucible
1,223 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay describing the key characteristics of John Proctor's role in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Provides an in-depth analysis of character conflict.
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Essay Grade: 95%
Abigail Williams: the Greatest Liar in "The Crucible"
1,219 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses why Abigail remains the single greatest liar throughout the book as well as talks about why she alone could have stopped the madness that ensued in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 96%
The Crucible: Abigail Williams and the Art of Deception
1,218 words, approx. 4 pages
Though many characters in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible tell lies, Abigail Williams is the greatest liar of all, and deftly misleads the Salem society. Her reasons for her lying escalate throughout the play, and in the end the lies lead to the death of many, as well as her own survival.
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Essay Grade: 96%
The Crucible
1,201 words, approx. 4 pages
Explains the inner conflict of the main character, John Proctor and how it effects the events of the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Sin and Redemption in American Literature
1,179 words, approx. 4 pages
Compares the theme of sin and redemption that takes place in The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorn, The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorn, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and The Cross of Snow by Henry Longfellow.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Human Relationships in "Guilty by Suspicion" and "The Crucible"
1,174 words, approx. 4 pages
The 1991 film "Guilty by Suspicion" and the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller are about periods in history when people in American history were under paranoid suspicions about their actions. The effects of these eras on human relationships are examined.
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Essay Grade: 81%
John Proctor Is the Tragic Hero of "The Crucible"
1,166 words, approx. 4 pages
As a tragic hero in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," John Proctor has many positive traits about him as well as a darker side. That darker side, shown through his affair with Abigail Williams, led to his eventual fatal downfall and the downfall of others as a result of one action. However, Proctor was willing to at least reverse the effects of his actions to save others around him, even if he paid for it with his life.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Crucible: Display of Social Theory
1,162 words, approx. 4 pages
An examination of the intrepretations of the actual Salem witch trials and the degree to which they may have influenced Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible: Study of Conflict
1,130 words, approx. 4 pages
Explanation of Miller's representation of conflict in 'The Crucible' and the representation of conflict John Donne's poem 'The Flea'.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Proctor's Decision to Die in "The Crucible"
1,123 words, approx. 4 pages
An examination of John Proctor's real self by looking deeply at the dialogue and diction in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." This examination proves to the reader that John Proctor's decision of death was a moral and unselfish choice, based solely to protect his family, himself, his friends, and his name from ridicule, humiliation, and persecution.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Tragedy of Proctor
1,116 words, approx. 4 pages
An essay explaining John Proctor as a Tragic hero In The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Compare and Contrast of Hale and Danforth
1,110 words, approx. 4 pages
Compare and Contrast of the authority reverend Hale and Governor Danforth in 'The crucible' by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 96%
Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" Provides Implications of Literary Techniques between the Play and the
1,086 words, approx. 4 pages
A critique on the comparison between Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible" and the movie.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Film Analysis - the Crucible
1,082 words, approx. 4 pages
In The Crucible, young girls seek the help of Tituba, a slave from Barbados to try to conjure love spells on the young men of the village and dance at night in the woods. This was social unacceptable during the times. However, one girl named Abigail Williams asks for the death of Elizabeth Proctor, the wife of John Proctor whom she has an infatuated for and had had prior relations with.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Portrayal of Religion and Sin in "The Crucible"
1,080 words, approx. 4 pages
Arthur Miller uses dramatic irony in his play "The Crucible" through the portrayal of religion and sin, resulting in the play's characters and the audience deriving different meanings from the words and actions of the play. The characters in the play whom the residents of Salem perceive to be righteous and virtuous are actually depicted to the audience as sinners, while the ones accused of witchcraft by the residents are seen by the audience as being the most pious.
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Essay Grade: 90%
Static and Dynamic Characters in The Crucible
1,077 words, approx. 4 pages
The Crucible by Arthur Miller shows both static and dynamic characters. John Proctor is a dynamic character, this is shown through events, motivating forces, and circumstances.
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Essay Grade: 75%
The Crucible
1,066 words, approx. 4 pages
In The Crucible, the accusers are often innocent while their many unjust accusations play a huge role in leading many characters to decide for their own conscience to either confess or eventually conclude in death.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Revelation of the Human Condition through the Shawshank Redmption and the Crucible
1,064 words, approx. 4 pages
Identifies core aspects of the human condition explored in the film The Shawshank Redemption. Compares them with similar aspects found in Arthur Miller's play, the Crucible.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Conflict of Individual in Society, in Authur Miller's the Crucible.
1,062 words, approx. 4 pages
Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, conveys many important values, central to the play through the use of conflicts between individuals and their society. Miller explores the importance of standing up for one's beliefs, the issue of sacrifice and how it may be necessary for the good of society in times of turmoil and of repression with the way it leads to rebellion.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Crucible
1,054 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses the film "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller by referencing an interview with the director Nicholas Hytner.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Reverend Hale's Influence on Salem in "The Crucible"
1,051 words, approx. 4 pages
Written during the 1950s at the height of the Red Scare, Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" explores the dangers of theocracy and hysteria in describing the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and it shows what people will do to protect their reputation. The development of Reverend Hale in play shows the degree to which hysteria can easily cloud one's judgment and lead to intolerance.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Crucible:
1,003 words, approx. 3 pages
The relationship between protagonists John and Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller's play the Crucible parallels Miller's own troubles with accusations of communism in the McCarthy era. John and his wife Elizabeth are plagued by dishonesty and tension, but ultimately find love and forgiveness.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible: A Character Analysis of Mary Warren
998 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Provides a character analysis of Mary Warren and describes how she helped feed the themes of the play.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Tragedy of Salem
995 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay examines the tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 90%
The Crucible
993 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay deals with the affair John Proctor has with Abigail Williams in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Analysis and Imagery Surrounding John Proctor in "The Crucible"
990 words, approx. 3 pages
An analysis of Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," which was about the Salem Witch Trials and about the parallels to the Red Scare of the 1950s. Imagery in the play is examined, especially as it concerns the character of John Proctor.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Was John Proctor a Tragic Hero?
967 words, approx. 3 pages
Examines the character of John Proctor from the play the Crucible by Arther Miller. Questions if John Procter was a tragic hero or not.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Changing Moral Levels in "The Crucible"
964 words, approx. 3 pages
In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," the level of morality of the characters can be explained by Lawrence Kohlberg's system for determining the moral level of ethical decisions and actions. For example, Abigail Williams is the most-dangerous villian in the novel, and her selfish likes and lusts places her at Kohlberg's stage 0: egocentric judgment.
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Essay Grade: 83%
A Comparison of The Crucible and Under the Banner of Heaven
947 words, approx. 3 pages
Compares the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller with Anthony Storr's nonfiction book, Under the Banner of Heaven. Discusses how the beliefs of the characters in the novel relate to the real life characters in Storr's book.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Crucible: To Preserve and Protect
940 words, approx. 3 pages
In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the town of Salem, Massachusetts uses persecutions and accusations as a way to try and preserve the Puritan culture. The witch-hunt was meant to be a way to eradicate those who posed a threat to the Puritan way, most specifically those who "practiced" witchcraft.
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Essay Grade: 92%
How John Proctor Gains Personal Freedom in The Crucible by Arthur Miller
938 words, approx. 3 pages
This essay discusses how John Proctor in The Crucible has not attained ultimate freedom, according to arthur millers quote "Guilt is unfreedom. Freedom without any guilt is the ultimate freedom" before he was hung.

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Essay Grade: 86%
Consequences of Pride and Hatred in The Crucible
925 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Describes the major characters in the play. Examines how pride and power affects each of them.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Danforth Responsible for the Tragedy of "The Crucible"
920 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay shows how the character Danforth is responsible for the tragedy in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Representation of "Authority" in the Film the "Crucible"
918 words, approx. 3 pages
The film, "The Crucible," directed by Nicholas Hytner conveys ideas about authority through two main characters, Hale and Danforth. Danforth is represented as authority of justice whereas Hale is presented as authority of theocracy, focusing on the truth and God.
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Essay Grade: 89%
The Crucible: Morality, Sin, and Punishment
915 words, approx. 3 pages
This essay is a literary analysis of the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Uses specific emphasis on the views of sin, morality, and punishment in the Puritan society.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Hester and Abigail: Similar Situations Complete Opposite Characters
907 words, approx. 3 pages
A comparison between Hester Prynne from the "Scarlet Letter" and Abigail Williams from "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 75%
Lights, Camera, Crucible!
900 words, approx. 3 pages
In his book, The Crucible, Arthur Miller describes the events that lead up to the hanging of dozens of people and two innocent puppies on the premises of witchcraft. The story is stationed around a group of girls who, after being caught dancing in the woods, a forbidden act, quickly plead witchcraft and put the blame on different members of the town.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Dynamic Characters in "The Crucible"
888 words, approx. 3 pages
The dynamic characters in "The Crucible," a play by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible: Character Flaws
884 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Examines and describes the three main personality flaws in many of the characters in The Crucible, jealousy, selfishness, and fear.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Themes in American Literature
875 words, approx. 3 pages
Examines common themes in American literature, focusing on two recurring themes, religious fanaticism and guilt. Examined works include The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller and the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Conflict
874 words, approx. 3 pages
The Crucible features many different types of conflict. John Proctor and Elizabeth's relationship have been hurt by Abigail and Proctor's relationship. Proctor being worried and defensive about his wife is a sign of fear. He doesn't want to hurt her.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Crucible
844 words, approx. 3 pages
From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, were convicted of witch craft and were sentence to death. These events took place in a small village name Salem, and it's described in Arthur Millers play, the crucible. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situation in the McCarthy era, because he was blacklisted as a communist.
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Essay Grade: 88%
John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale
840 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay provides a compare and contrast of John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Flawing Chracters in "The Crucible" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
838 words, approx. 3 pages
The flawed characters in the classic novels "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain actively portray their own truths and sense of morality. Both authors realize that characters who establish their own morals have greater depth and interest for the reader.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Crucible
836 words, approx. 3 pages
John has very different relationships with both the women. John kills himself because he loves both of them and cannot cope with it any more. He committed a sin and was the devils man and when asked to admit to it he would not, if you commit a crime you must do the time, but I suppose he would of got killed any so even though he didn't admit it he got killed, where as if he did admit it he would of been killed anyway.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Abigail's Wicked Quest
829 words, approx. 3 pages
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller depicts the immense, irreversible effect a small group of girls can burden on the honest and ordinary town of Salem, Massachusetts. The manipulative leader of this malignant clan is Abigail Williams, a "strikingly beautiful" seventeen year-old girl. Abigail's deceitful, demanding and vengeful personality allow her to manipulate the poor victims of Salem.
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Essay Grade: 83%
How "the Crucible" Came to Be
827 words, approx. 3 pages
Arthur Miller begins his article with background of the years in which he wrote the story; years full of Communism, fear spread by Senator Joseph McCarthy, and Fascism. He wrote his play The Crucible in very politically charged years, which had a lot to do with why he wrote it. Miller began comparing the search for Communists in the 1950's with the search for witches in the late 1600's.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Destroyed but not Defeated: "The Crucible and "The Old Man and the Sea"
826 words, approx. 3 pages
In "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and "The Crucible" by Aruthur Miller, the main character are "destroyed but not defeated," in Hemingway's words. The men in these two classic words break under the demands of the obstacles in their way, but they persevere and refuse to be demoralized. "A man may be destroyed but he is not defeated"
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Essay Grade: 95%
The Crucible
822 words, approx. 3 pages
This essay compares characters in "The Crucible" to events and people in modern times.
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Essay Grade: 91%
Vengeance
795 words, approx. 3 pages
The play "The Crucible", written by Arthur Miller, shows an exemplary story of how lies and false impressions lead to the death of people and the vengeance intertwined within.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible: Relating Character, Symbolism & Theme
792 words, approx. 3 pages
Analyzes the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Critiques Miller's great use of characters, symbolism, & theme. Details the unambiguous relation between the protagonist, John Proctor, the symbolism behind the crucible, and the theme of illusion versus reality.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Themes Illustrated by John Proctor in "The Crucible"
790 words, approx. 3 pages
Describes how the themes of hysteria, hypocrisy, and integrity are illustrated by the character of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 81%
Arthur Miller's 'the Crucible'
778 words, approx. 3 pages
The Crucible is a powerful and disturbing drama based on a true event from American history: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692. It shows how weak the human beings really are, and how greediness and a want for personal gain and power can become dangerous, out of control and can stretch human beings to their limits.
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Essay Grade: 92%
"The Crucible" Vs. Actual Events in Salem
775 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay compares actions in the book "The Crucible" against what really happened.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Crucible: A Character Analysis of John and Elizabeth Proctor
764 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the characters of John and Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Analyzes their marriage in relation to the mores of the late 1600s in Puritanical America.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Elizabeth Proctor
761 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Provides a character analysis of Elizabeth Proctor. Considers why she is accused of witchcraft.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Crucible
759 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay provides a discussion of the themes in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible: History Repeats Itself
757 words, approx. 3 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Criticizing "The Crucible"
755 words, approx. 3 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Despicable Abigail Williams in "The Crucible"
734 words, approx. 2 pages
Abigail Williams is the most despicable character in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." Her lies and her other manipulative, vengeful, and unethical actions lead to pain for other characters in the play.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible: Desire and Destruction
731 words, approx. 2 pages
This is an essay about "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. This essay is about the love triangle between John Proctor, Elizabeth, and Abigail.
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Essay Grade: 88%
John Proctor's Tribulation
728 words, approx. 2 pages
Provides a character analysis of John Proctor from the Arthur Miller play, "The Crucible." Describes how his personal crucible, or test, is but of what more powerful than any other that one is to go through.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Reaction Paper: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
722 words, approx. 2 pages
This essay is a reaction paper of Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible'. It was written during the red scare. It explains what mass hysteria can do to a society.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Courage Portrayed in the Crucible by Arthur Miller
705 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the role that courage plays in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Describes how the theme is demonstrated in such different, and at times, contradicting ways. Two of the most courageous characters in this play, are using their courage against each other.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Irrational Fears
699 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay describes "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and compares the irrational and rational fears.
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Essay Grade: 78%
The Crucible
692 words, approx. 2 pages
In The Crucible, Arthur Miller details how a lack of religious tolerance can be destructive to human rights and ultimately to society itself. He does this through various situations in the play where characters are forced to decide whether their reputation or personal gain is more important.
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Essay Grade: 89%
The Crucible
691 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses how the evil nature in the characters of Abby, Parris, and Mrs. Putnam eventually causes them to turn bad in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Hysteria in the Crucible and Three Sovereigns for Sarah
691 words, approx. 2 pages
Explains and compares the use of hysteria in the two pieces The Crucible and Three Sovereigns for Sarah.
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Essay Grade: 96%
A Journey through the Use of Authority through the Characters of Parris, Hale, and Danforth
690 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the use of authority through the characters of Reverend Parris, reverend John Hale, and Judge Danforth in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 89%
"Leave Me My Name"
689 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay discusses the character of John Proctor In Arthur Miller's drama "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible
676 words, approx. 2 pages
Explores themes from the play the Crucible by Arthur Miller. Describes how Miller expressed his feelings towards McCarthyism, while at the same time writing an engaging and symbolist play. Examines his use of irony and symbolism.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Evolution of Hale
675 words, approx. 2 pages
A description of the change that takes place in Reverend Hale of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Miller's Use of Suspense in the Crucible
672 words, approx. 2 pages
The Crucible, a historic play by Arthur Miller, goes into depth about the lives of certain characters who are involved in the Salem Witch Trial. Throughout this play, he uses suspense to capture the attention of the reader. Throughout each of the four acts, he slowly builds up suspense, and by the climax of the act, the audience is thoroughly enraptured in the story.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible: Analysis of Reverand Hale
670 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay provides an analysis of Reverand Hale from "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
John Proctor as an American Tragic Hero in "The Crucible"
669 words, approx. 2 pages
The character of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" is a classic example of the tragic hero in American literature.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Summary of "The Crucible"
661 words, approx. 2 pages
Descriptive summary of the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Maturing and Decision Making: A Comparative Study
656 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes the theme of maturity and decision making as depicted in a number of texts including Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible and the poem "Beach Burial" by Kenneth Slessor. Discusses how change often is thrust upon us and can affect the decision making process. Describes how past events affect future experiences.
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Essay Grade: 81%
"The Crucible": The Natural Effects of Forgiveness
653 words, approx. 2 pages
An important theme in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" is forgiveness and self-forgiveness. Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves rather than to others; it is an essential human trait of inner healing that we forget and tend to deny ourselves. The residents of Salem, particularly John, Elizabeth, and Abigail, and their inability to forgive serve as examples of this theme.
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Essay Grade: 75%
Comformity and the Individual in "The Crucible"
649 words, approx. 2 pages
An important theme throughout Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" is the issue of conformity versus individuality. This issue is as relevant today as it was during the 1950s when Miller wrote this play.
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Essay Grade: 88%
American Society: McCarthy Vs. Salem
637 words, approx. 2 pages
Provides a comparison of the American society during McCarthy and the Salem witch-hunt presented by Miller in "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 96%
Reverend Hale and His Influence in "The Crucible"
634 words, approx. 2 pages
Many characters in The Crucible are dynamic and with most characters the reader is led to feel pity for them. Hale was one of the most dynamic and pitiful characters in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 92%
A Reminder of Our Freedoms in "The Crucible"
631 words, approx. 2 pages
An essay about the injustices of pastimes in "The Crucible" era.
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Essay Grade: 96%
The Change in John Proctor
629 words, approx. 2 pages
In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," the character of John Proctor is heroic. He faces his deepest fears and guilt during dark times and faces death honorably. The reasons for his change throughout the novel are explained.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible, A Character Study of Abigail
628 words, approx. 2 pages
Evaluates the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Provides a character analysis of Abigail. Considers why she is such an evil character.
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Essay Grade: 75%
Abigail Williams: The Embodiment of Evil in "The Crucible"
624 words, approx. 2 pages
Abigail Williams's schemes drive the plot in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Her affair with John Proctor and her lying about witchcraft causing her problems led to her downfall.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Good and Evil in "The Crucible"
621 words, approx. 2 pages
An analysis of the idea presented by Arthur Miller in his play "The Crucible" that good and evil are relative, and that only individuals can judge themselves, not society. This idea is important to one's understanding of the play itself.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Abigail Williams
619 words, approx. 2 pages
A short character analysis of Abigail Williams from Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
McCarthyism and the Crucible
615 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes the Arthur Miller play "The Cruible". Compares themes in the play to that era of American History known as McCarthyism, where the government ruined the lives of many people by labeling them communists.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Act IV of "The Crucible"
614 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay analyzes the themes and events in Act IV of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Crucible, An Analysis of John Proctor
605 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes John Proctor, a character from The Crucible, an Arthur Miller play. Reveals how his actions support the title of the play. Provides a brief plot synopsis.
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Essay Grade: 85%
Vengeful Accusations
605 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay discusses the false accusations made by the children in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Crucible
603 words, approx. 2 pages
Historical content revealed in the movie "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 89%
The Themes of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
596 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay discusses the two main themes of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Character Analysis of John Proctor
594 words, approx. 2 pages
An analysis of the character John Proctor from Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." A determined, sincere man of integrity, Proctor maintained his strong beliefs and protected his good name, paying for such a stand with his own life.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Characterization in The Crucible
589 words, approx. 2 pages
Explores the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Discusses the characterization of Mary Warren and Abigail Williams. Describes how they sharpen each other and examines their similarities and great differences.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible, A Study of John Proctor
576 words, approx. 2 pages
Explores the character of John Proctor from the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Questions if John Proctor made the right decision at the end of the play. Concludes that John Proctor was a selfish man and he made the wrong decision at the end of the play.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Crucible: Insanity or Dementia?
576 words, approx. 2 pages
Readers often explain Abigail Williams's behavior in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" as cold-hearted evil. But Miller gives hints that her behavior may have been triggered by dementia.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Character Analysis: Abigail Williams
573 words, approx. 2 pages
This essay is a character analysis of Abigail Williams, who is a main character in the playwright, "The Crucible" written by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Conspiracies of "The Crucible"
572 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay describes points of conspiracies that are noted in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Motivations of Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Thomas Putnam
567 words, approx. 2 pages
A comparison of the personal motives of Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Thomas Putnam in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" and how these motives contributed greatly to the hysteria in Salem.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Crucible
563 words, approx. 2 pages
Reverend Hale was an example of a "crucible" because it seemed as though he could not survive the "heat" of the trials. Later in the play, it is made apparent that he is a sensible man and can remain rational even during times of severe testing or trial. I would say that Reverend Parris was the worst example of a "crucible" because he was a very austere and boring man. He was easily swayed by the crowd, only stopping to think how a situation could benefit him.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Distinctions between Reverend Parris and Reverend Hale in "The Crucible"
562 words, approx. 2 pages
Both Reverend Parris and Reverend Hale in the play "The Crucible" are highly intelligent men of God and ordained ministers in New England towns. Both also have numerous distinctions that allow them to serve as foils for one another. This serves to sharpen and define their personalities by way of their divergent motives, morals, and actions throughout the play.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible, An Analysis of Tone
561 words, approx. 2 pages
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.
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Essay Grade: 87%
John Proctor
559 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay provides a character description of John Proctor from Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible
548 words, approx. 2 pages
The crucible by arthur miller - the plot and introduction - short version
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Essay Grade: 86%
Fear is in Control
544 words, approx. 2 pages
Describes how fear controls the lives of the characters in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Conflicts in The Crucible
539 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines The Crucible, an Arthur Miller play. Provides a character synopsis. Discusses conflicts in the play between characters and describes how the hysteria builds amongst the characters.
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Essay Grade: 78%
John Proctor: the Most Corageous Character
535 words, approx. 2 pages
Many characters display acts of courage in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." However, one character in particular has more courage than the others. That character is John Proctor. He speaks out against Reverend Parris even though no one else does, confesses to an affair with Abigail to save his wife's life, and chooses to be hanged over living in shame with his name on the church door. After reading "The Crucible", I feel the most courageous character is John Proctor.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Hatred as Exhibited in "The Crucible"
532 words, approx. 2 pages
An analysis of the hatred exhibited by characters in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." This hatred is best represented through the characters Abigail Williams and Thomas and Ann Putnam.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Discussing Characters from The Crucible
531 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes the Arthur Miler play, The Crucible. Compares and contrasts the characters of Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams. Reveals their importance to the plot and examines what their actions reveal about their characters.
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Essay Grade: 88%
A Critical Analysis of Arthur Millers the Crucible
531 words, approx. 2 pages
The title, which serves as a metaphor for the struggle of the community, is essential understanding the climax of the play. The ultimate act of rejection is most apparent when John Proctor crumbles the piece of paper to which both his name, and dignity are signed, proclaiming "How may I live without my name?
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Essay Grade: 83%
John Proctor: A Tragic Hero
524 words, approx. 2 pages
John Proctor in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" can be considered a tragic hero because he fulfilled all the expectations that a tragic hero would follow. He had a tragic flaw that would lead to his demise, his physical attraction to Abigail Williams. He not only died in the play, but he died with honor and freedom. He also confessed his sins and was able to forgive himself, and he found peace in knowing that he did not condemn his friends.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Symbolism in The Crucible
517 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Describes the significance of the play's title. Explores symbolism and characterization in the play.
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Essay Grade: 78%
John Proctor in "The Crucible"
516 words, approx. 2 pages
The character of John Proctor was a proud Puritan who displayed tremendous pride and courage in the face of his unjust persecution in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
Comparison of The Crucible and Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
512 words, approx. 2 pages
Compares and contrasts 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller and Jonathan Edward's 'Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God.' Explores the common themes of theocracy and intolerance.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Courage in The Crucible
498 words, approx. 2 pages
The Crucible - theme: courage
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Essay Grade: 88%
Revenge in "The Crucible"
495 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay deals with how revenge played a large part in the play "The Crucible" written by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 86%
A Character Essay on Abigail Williams from "The Crucible"
487 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses how the character of Abigail Williams, in the novel "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, was a sociopath.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Crucible: Screenplay vs. Movie
476 words, approx. 2 pages
Comparing the screenplay of "The Crucible" with its movie adaptation shows how the writing reveals an idea while the movie reveals an action. Proctor is portrayed as passionate in the play, but his actions in the movie reveal a more aggressive character; whereas Abigail is portrayed as a mature young woman in the play but naïve in the movie.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Bravest Character in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
471 words, approx. 2 pages
In Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible", John Procter's does everything he can for his wife's freedom. He would rather lose his fingers than cheat on his wife again, and he dies for keeping his good name. Due to the fact that Proctor loves his wife, he would rather die than cheat on her. This essay argues that for this reason, John Proctor is the bravest character in the play.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Knowing Too Much of Anything Can Be a Weakness
464 words, approx. 2 pages
Both The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, share the universal theme that knowing too much of anything can be a weakness. In both stories, the excess information created much confusion, chaos, and betrayal among the characters; Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale all internally battle the secrets they know about each other in The Scarlet Letter, while Abigail Williams and John Proctor use their involvement in adultery against each other in "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 96%
A Moral Dilemma
463 words, approx. 2 pages
Arthur Miller's - The Crucible Quarrel between the Reverend Hale and Elizabeth Proctor concerning confessions of John Proctor.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Crucible - Morality vs. Law
460 words, approx. 2 pages
In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," the question of what reputation means to a person is brought out during the Salen Witch Trials. John Proctor is encouraged to sign the confession of witchcraft in order to avoid execution. However, he refuses to sign, believing that living with his good name permanently damaged was a worse fate than keeping his good name and being hanged for it.
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Essay Grade: 90%
The Crucible Character Studies
455 words, approx. 2 pages
Character studies on main characters in "The Crucible"
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible:Theme of Revenge
452 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay describes 3 characters of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller as well as the aspect of revenge.
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Essay Grade: 87%
Compare and Contrast Abigail Williams and Mary Warren
452 words, approx. 2 pages
Compares and contrasts the characters of Abigail Williams and Mary Warren from the book "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 95%
The Crucible: Reverend John Hale
450 words, approx. 2 pages
Short essay on the role of Reverend John Hale as an essential character in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Crucible and the Power of Falsehood
442 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Describes how the power of falsehood in the play is greatly shown throughout the book in three examples.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Sin and Guilt in "The Crucible"
441 words, approx. 2 pages
"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller reveals the true chaos and panic of the Salem Witch Trials. Many characters, especially John Proctor, struggle with sin and the guilt that arises from it. Proctor's struggle transforms him from a deceitful person to one who is true to himself.
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Essay Grade: 90%
Reverend Samuel Parris from "The Crucible"
437 words, approx. 2 pages
An analysis of the character of Reverend Samuel Parris from "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 96%
The Role of Pride in "The Crucible"
432 words, approx. 1 pages
Essay analyzes the role of pride in Act IV of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
Symbols in the Crucible
424 words, approx. 1 pages
Examines symbolism in the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Describes how the cows that roam Salem's streets represent the chaos that the Salem community is facing during this time.
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Essay Grade: 85%
The Crucible Essay
409 words, approx. 1 pages
Reviews the characters in "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible: The Flawed Character
404 words, approx. 1 pages
Essay shows how the flawed character in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller was Abigail Williams.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible and Modern Witch Hunts
400 words, approx. 1 pages
Essay provides a comparison of Japanese internment and the Holocaust to the Salem Witch Trials.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Characters in The Crucible
397 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Provides a brief description of all of the major characters.
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Essay Grade: 87%
The Selections
393 words, approx. 1 pages
Essay is a comparison of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" by Flannery O' Connery.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Conflicts in "The Crucible"
391 words, approx. 1 pages
A paper discussing the conflicts in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Status of Reverend Paris
389 words, approx. 1 pages
Explores the character of Reverend Paris from the Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Examines his relationship with his daughter.
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Essay Grade: 81%
First Act of The Crucible
385 words, approx. 1 pages
This essay deals with the first act in The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Crucible and the McCarthy Era
379 words, approx. 1 pages
Describes how the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible, relates to the persecution of innocent Americans during the McCarthy Era in the early 1950s.
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Essay Grade: 84%
The Crucible - Deputy Governor Danforth
369 words, approx. 1 pages
This essay deals with Deputy Governor Danforth, and how he is the least admirable character in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 75%
Author Bias in "The Crucible"
361 words, approx. 1 pages
Through his negative depictions of Reverend Harris and the Puritan leadership in his play "The Crucible," Arthur Miller revealed his beliefs about the Puritans, their mindset, and their actions of those involved in the Salem witch trials. Among those beliefs was that history still repeats itself, as the parallel can be drawn between the Salem trials and the McCarthy trials.
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Essay Grade: 88%
The Crucible and Abigail Williams
355 words, approx. 1 pages
A persuasive essay that is defending Abigail Williams of being accused of being a witch in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 86%
Characterization in The Crucible
351 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Compares the characters Abigail and Elizabeth and describes how they affected the story's plot.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Arthur Miller's Intentions
345 words, approx. 1 pages
Analyzes the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Asks if Miller accomplished his goals in the play.
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Essay Grade: 84%
Irony in "The Crucible"
340 words, approx. 1 pages
Essay discusses the verbal and dramatic ironies in "The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 78%
The Crucible: How is Proctor Like Jesus?
327 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Considers how John Proctor exhibits Christ-like qualities.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Chaos in "The Crucible"
300 words, approx. 1 pages
Chaos is the ultimate theme in the first act of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 79%
Even though the word "crucible" isn't mentioned...
298 words, approx. 1 pages
The Crucible By Arthur Miller. Discusses the word 'crucible' and why it is not mentioned in the work.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Crucible
257 words, approx. 1 pages
Themes about the Crucible
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Essay Grade: 85%
The Events in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
232 words, approx. 1 pages
This essay is just a brief summary of the events in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Meaning of the Crucible Title
215 words, approx. 1 pages
Essay describes how the word "crucible" relates to the play "The Crucible."
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Essay Grade: 78%
John Proctor's Name in The Crucible
187 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the character of John Proctor from the Arthur Miller play, the Crucible. Questions if John Proctor is appropriately named.

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