Historical Significance of "The Crucible"
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In this article, the writer discusses that Arthur Miller's work "The Crucible" is set at the time of the Salem witch trials and forces the audience to comprehend how mass hysteria can endanger everyone in society. The writer discusses that Miller immediately sets the period and its religious overtones for the audience by providing an understanding of the Puritan ideology that shaped the lives of his characters.
From the Paper:"Through a meeting with the local reverend John and Elizabeth Proctor's faith is questioned and the fact that John has already broken the commandment against adultery is realized. This is significant, as Miller sets up the unfolding story, because it is the basis of the event that will occur and cause the death of members of the community. This understanding is, in itself, a harsh reality of the time. Yet, it is in through the dialogue that Miller is capable of presenting the depth of the horror that was known to the community."
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