Many of Miller’s friends were being attacked as communists and in 1956; Miller himself was brought before the House of Un-American Activities Committee where he was found guilty of beliefs in communism.
Miller once said, “The tragedy of The Crucible is the everlasting conflict between people so fanatically wedded to this orthodoxy that they could not cope with the evidence of their senses.” In other words, the tragedy of The Crucible involved the theocracy’s failure to control Salem’s witchcraft mania....
One of the girls has an infatuation with John Proctor, a married man, and her determination to get rid of his innocent wife, Elizabeth fuels the hysteria....
He represented the image of a person that corresponded for God in Earth, and at the same time he acted consciously and knew what was happening in Salem.
There is a multitude of themes in The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
In this essay I am going to take each character in turn and point put parts in the play where they mention the importance of their name and explain it.
Abigail plays a very important role in the crucible.
The quiet Salem community was living happily in their own sleepy world, until several local girls fell ill and their sickness was blamed on witchcraft....
In The Crucible witchcraft would be punishable by death.
In only 146 pages, Miller told us the stories of the lives of John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams and others during the 1692 Witch Trials in Salem Massachusetts.