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(The…moreIt is a criticism of McCarthy's tactics because in both The Crucible and the "The Red Scare," those that were accused and didn't want to be hung
(The Crucible), or put in jail (The Red Scare), confessed and blamed someone else so they could feel like they got off without any form of criticism or punishment.(less)
Yes, it's well written -- that is, the dialogue is expertly handled. There are truly beautiful passages, such as this one:
I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched w ...more
The focus of the story is John Proctor's struggle to redeem himself from the horrible guilt he has suffered since committing adultery with Abigail. This is indeed very moving. But, for some reason, the part I think of most often is a detail concerning one of the minor characters, Giles Corey, who dies offstage half ...more
"I’ll tell you what’s walking Salem—-vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!"
Such is the power of those noticeable quotes in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible; the power to cause the audience to question the issues arising when vengeance is allowed to write common law. Arthur Miller's play was created to be challenging for this very purpose.
This was written at a ...more
Though Miller claims to have had an abiding interest in the Salem Witch Trials, we all know this play was written as a gigantic Screw You! to Senator Joseph McCarthy and his investigations into alleged Un-American activities. The amazing thing is how well the play works on its own. Even if you know nothing of McCarthyism, you will still be moved by the plight of a small Massachusetts village w ...more
بوته ی آزمایش؛ نمایشنامه ای در چهار پرده است و با چهار عنوان به فارسی برگردان شده؛ نمایشنامه نخستینبار در 1952 و پس از آن بارها با اجراهای گوناگون روی صحنه آمده است، از ژرفترین درامهای جهان پساز جنگِ دوّم جهانگیر و اثری کلاسیک در نمایشنامهنویسی ِ مدرن است؛ داستان محاکمات جادوگری در سیلم ، در سالهای 1692 تا 1693 میلادی در ماساچوست آمریکا ست؛
عنوانها: جادوگران شهر سالم؛ ساحره سوزان؛ چشم اندازی از پل و گذر از آزمون؛ آزمون آنشین؛ نویسنده: آرتور میلر؛ ...more
If anyone had recommended this to me saying "Anne, you're going to love this heretic 17th century play about a village that goes crazy and starts putting random people in jail. You'll laugh ...more
Find out with the following quiz!**
If you are single, you are a witch.
If you are homeless, you are a witch.
If you are a midwife, you are a witch.
If you have dolls, you are a witch.
If you look funny, you are a witch.
If you look at someone else funny, you are a witch.
If you are a woman, you are a witch.
If someone hates you, you are a witch.
If a child dies and the mother knows you, you are a witch.
If you are not a witch, y ...more
Miller set the piece in Salem, MA during the infamous 1692 witch trials.
The play itself is divided into four acts and features the struggles individual villagers face as they are confronted with a hellish choice between hanging for witchcraft or falsely confessing, a choice which leads to the death of others.
The action is driven by a posse of teenage girls. In order to escape punishment ...more
That was the review I wrote right after finishing it three years ago from now (2010).
After reading it a second time for my junior year, now I can at least understand the text! Schools often make kids read literature that is too mature for their age group, and I have come to find that even a single year's difference can make or break one's comprehension of the bo ...more
lot of deep-think to explain Why. Folklore-friendly Miller
sloppily sees the hysterical McCarthy Era of the 50s as a parallel to the Salem witch hunts of the 17thC. Aye, here's the rub : We know that "witches" do not exist. We know that Communists did exist, worked in US government. Were Russ spies. So, any matchup w Salem is cockeyed mellercuckoo. Does this understanding require intelligence?
This was one of the most powerful stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Although pleasure does not seem an apt word to summarize this reading experience. Haunting, poignant, intoxicating, distressing, portentous- these adjectives are much more s ...more
Review *Mild Spoilers*:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller conveys the corruption of society, and the manipulation someone can cause that affects all aspect of the preservation of a fragile society.
So, i had to read this book for Lit, and so i was all:
So Before i bore you with my actual review, here are my reactions to the book through gifs.
Abigail sentencing Elizabeth:
When Danforth offered to see Mary Warren's side:
Mr Putnam killing of his foes for land:
Rebecca Nurse not confessing:
John R ...more
So, Arthur Miller allegedly wrote this in response to the McCarthy era, which we all know was the witch hunt of the 1950s. And, instead of setting it in the 1950s, he set his play in the time of the Salem witch trials. Clever, no?
And this is why the play is so unreadable. Who wants to read a play that takes place in the 17th century? Who wants to read about characters known as Goody Nurse and Goody Proctor? ...more
"The Crucible" illuminates the horrors of human nature, the fear that pervaded 18th-century Massachusetts, and the absolute lack of reason that governed the settlement at the time of the witch craze. It's based on true historical events and characters, revolving around a particularly tragic case during the paranoia. I've read books and watched movies touching on the Salem witch trials, so I'm somewhat familiar with the insanity ...more
This story was based on historical people and real events and was a very authentic depiction of paranoid and hysterical people in a tiny village. Despite knowing this was mostly factual, it was still hard to imagine such an unfortunate situation occurring. This village had laws established but it blew me away how everything was handled. Th ...more
That said, this is such a haunting tale. I know it was written right during the whole McCarthyism era in the USA and comparing the communist accusations to the Salem witch hunts is one of the best parallels I have seen.
You see how it al ...more
Oyun boyunca bir halkın din kullanılarak nasıl kandırılabileceğini, gerçek "kötü"lerin kendi uydurma hikayeleriyle, kendilerini acındırmalarıyla nasıl diğerlerini kandırabileceğini, her şeye tek bir pencereden bakanların, tek bir doğrusu ve yanlışı olanların, aldanışlarını oyun boyunca görmek mümkün. Kandırılmaya açık, muhakeme yeteneğinden yoksun kimselere duymak istediklerini sö ...more
Once upon a time there were two bookworms who wanted to read Classics. But they were afraid, a little intimidatedand needed encouragement. So they joined forces and formedthe Dust off your Classics challenge to support each other.Dee from Dee Read'sand myself read our way through some good classics, some great classics and found so much in these books that is surprisingly still relevant. So much so that I want to continue reading them and wi...more