Essays on Arthur Miller

The Crucible was written in 1952 by Arthur Miller

The Crucible was written in 1952 by Arthur Miller. It was written to expel his fury at the McCarthyist trials of 50s America, The play is set in Salem, USA in 1692 during the time of the famous witch trials, which he used as an […]

Critical Essay – Arthur Miller’s

Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, a powerful and compelling play, is one which explores the theme of power. “The Crucible”, set in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600s, explores morality and a rigid society’s desperate need for preservation during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Through the […]

Arthur Miller

Consider Arthur Miller’s skill in revealing character, plot and theme through the language of the play. Consider also the dramatic impact on the audience of this dialogue. A crucible is a container in which metal and other materials are heated so as to separate the […]

The Crucible: Devices Used To Create Hysteria

The greatest use of irony in the play is in Act III, when Proctor has confessed his lechery, and Danforth now asks for Elizabeth to disclose this knowledge also. “That woman will never lie, Mr. Danforth. ” (page 92) “In her life, sir, she have […]

Arthur Miller

Giles enters on page fifty-eight. A sense of urgency is created by the punctuation and the fact that Giles is speaking in monosyllables. He brings more bad news. “They take my wife… And his Rebecca! ” The fact that Martha and Rebecca have been charged […]

‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller

Hale soon realises that none of what Abigail has said is true and he, John Proctor and some other men from the village go to the court and try to convince the judges, John even comes clean about his affair with Abigail calling her a […]

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

Revenge – Revenge is the basis of The Crucible, for accusing someone of witchcraft was an easy way to get back at them. In a way, it was cleansing a society of people who were thought to be immoral or unethical. If anyone had a […]

‘The Crucible’, by Arthur Miller

In the play, ‘The Crucible’, by Arthur Miller, themes are often explored and developed through characterization. Miller’s concerns with morals, guilt, evil and the power of fear develop into thought-provoking and significant themes throughout the dramatic text. These themes are developed through the characters of […]

Miller creates a dramatic structure

In Act 2 Miller creates a dramatic structure where a problem is about to be resolved and then Miller twists it, so a character intervenes and the problem is not resolved. This creates an effect where tension is raised and lowered, to effect the audience, […]

Written by an American Playwright

Miller choose to have this moment, in Act 3, because you know what happens after. At the end of Act 4, Proctor is signing a confession to show he has met the Devil, and to say he has not had an affair. But the audience […]