In 1947 feuchtwanger wrote a play about the salem witch trials, wahn oder der teufel in boston (delusion, or the devil in boston), as an allegory for the persecution of communists, thus anticipating the theme of the crucible by arthur miller wahn premiered in germany in 1949. In his play, the crucible, arthur miller exhibits how fear causes irrationality and can destroy the credibility of a government through the fall of the salem court during the witch hysteria fear of the devil, and those who compacted with him, effect each person either directly or indirectly in the crucible , whether or not they believed in the trials.
The crucible by arthur miller “the crucible and the play of power and fear” by dr jennifer minte r (english works notes, 2014) in his autobiography timebends, arthur miller states, if the play ( the crucible ) is a hit on stage, ‘it is either a warning of tyranny on the way or a reminder of tyranny just past. Ben o'connor mr richards english 10 january 11th, 2009 -crucible essay- the crucible written by arthur miller was a story in which takes place in a town called salem, massachusets this story was directed towards the topic of the witch trials of 1692 and how the people were effected by the deaths and horrific torture treatments. Fear is the path to the dark side in the crucible by arthur miller 765 words | 4 pages in the playwrite the crucible, arthur miller shows how ordinary people can become diabolical by purging the truth and scapegoating innocent people the citizens of salem belong to a very strict religious group called the puritans. In his 1953 play the crucible, playwright arthur miller employs a fictionalized account of massachusetts bay colonists accused of witchcraft in 1692 as a metaphor for government persecution of suspected communists during the mid-20th century.
- theme development in the crucible the crucible by arthur miller is a historical play, but more importantly a social and psychological drama the various ways the themes are developed through the crucible are through characters, plot, setting and dialogue. By: arthur miller in his 1953 play the crucible , playwright arthur miller employs a fictionalized account of massachusetts bay colonists accused of witchcraft in 1692 as a metaphor for government persecution of suspected communists during the mid-20th century. The crucible is set in a theocratic society, in which the church and the state are one, and the religion is a strict, austere form of protestantism known as puritanism because of the theocratic nature of the society, moral laws and state laws are one and the same: sin and the status of an individual’s soul are matters of public concern.
‘the crucible’ is a direct parallel to the multiple ideals of tragedy and thus centers around john proctor’s fear and freedom while he exists as a tragic hero the first stage in the process of establishing the tragic hero for miller was relaying the characteristics of john proctor.
Miller's title, the crucible, is appropriate for the play a crucible is a container made of a substance that can resist great heat a crucible is also defined as a severe test a crucible is a container made of a substance that can resist great heat a crucible is also defined as a severe test. “life, woman, life is god's most precious gift no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it” ― arthur miller, the crucible.
Inspired by the mccarthy hearings of the 1950s, arthur miller's play, the crucible, focuses on the inconsistencies of the salem witch trials and the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas miller bases the play on the historical account of the salem witch trials.
Video: fear in the crucible in the arthur miller play, 'the crucible,' fear runs rampant through salem, massachusetts, resulting in unreasonable accusations and ridiculous behavior in this. Arthur miller’s timeless story of fear, hysteria and expressing one’s opinion without thinking of the consequences will be presented by the morehead theatre guild in july the play will be performed at the rowan county arts center on consecutive weekends, friday through sunday, july 6-8, and july 13-15. In the crucible arthur miller examines the topic of fear and how it is used to silence the opposition and coerce others into false testimony in this play, as in the actual salem witch trials, fear was a weapon used by those in power to control their enemies.