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Category: The Crucible

The Crucible context essay

‘The Crucible’ is a play, written in America during the 1950s, by Arthur Miller. It is based on the true events that happened in the American town of Salem in the 1600s. Many women and some men were arrested, trialled and imprisoned for alleged witchcraft. Twenty were hanged. However, it . . . Read more

The Crucible Paradox Essay

A paradox is something that appears to be one way but is the opposite way. Authors often use paradoxes in their works to make them more interesting. In the play The Crucible Arthur Miller presents the audience with a paradox in so much as the character of Reverend Hale, who . . . Read more

The Crucible And Mccarthyism Essay

Many times it has been said that if people learn to form their mistakes they are doomed to repeat them. Such is the case throughout history. There are many different examples of this, but one example is the blatant similarities between the witch hunts in Salem Massachusetts and the era . . . Read more

The Crucible Essay

the crucible essay

Example #1 – The Crucible’s Tragic Hero A tragic event should bring fear and pity to the reader and the hero should be courageous and noble, hence when combined a tragic hero is presented. The protagonist, John Proctor, portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible. His hamartia of treachery caused . . . Read more