How Did Arthur Miller Portray the Relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller?
This play is based on the real events of the Salem witch hunt however is not completely accurate by reducing the amount of girls "crying out" and that Abigail's age had been raised as she was just really eleven years old as with such other things. The play's base is still the same by showing that there were nineteen men and women convicted of witch craft that were hanged and how another man over eighty years old was pressed to death with heavy stones for not confessing whilst dozens stayed in jail for months without trials. This was all McCarthyism that was still around when The Crucible was written and was a witch hunt looking for evil which focused on Communists that they found everywhere. This was how Miller portrayed how primitive the American 1950's were by relating it to McCarthyism in the 1690's.
The basic hysteria that swept through the witch hunt was also kept that looked as it could have been due to frontier war, economic conditions, personal jealousies and even teenage boredom that lead to mad accusations, trials and executions. …
- How Did Arthur Miller Portray the Relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller?
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