Miller, Kazan and McCarthyism
This paper looks at the effect of McCarthyism on Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible', and Elia Kazan's film 'On the Waterfront'.
# 123547 | 2,750 words | 24 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (World) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Religion and Theology (General) , Political Science (General)
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In this article, the writer discusses Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible', and Elia Kazan's film 'On the Waterfront'. The writer studies the effect of McCarthyism on each. Further, the writer looks at Miller's refusal to cooperate with HUAC and McCarthyism and Kazan's "naming names."
From the Paper:"Unlike Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller refused to cooperate with either HUAC or Senator Joseph McCarthy's hearings and did not identify any people who may have been associated with communism. Despite the widespread appeal of McCarthyism the ongoing attacks by Roman Catholic Bishop Fulton J Sheen and a public climate of fear regarding the Red Scare Arthur Miller instead chose to make his feelings known in a play titled 'The Crucible'. This is a modern morality play which calls into question ..."
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