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Miller Short Answer To Quote or Not to Quote-- that is the question!
Let’s discuss each of the following examples. Good, bad, or ugly? And Why? His character John Proctor is a metaphor for not only his life but many other’s challenged by “fantasies of persecution.” John like many individuals had mistakes in his life, like any human being, but the accusations set were lies created to as Miller states bring out “unwelcome truth.”
Arthur Miller relates it to the Salem Witch trial, when the accused people were hated, but the Germans “were turning good,” even though they were Nazis who went around killing people.
Miller states “…Soviet way of controlling culture could be successfully exported to America.”,
There was no evidence to these accusations, but spectral evidence, where someone would have testified to seeing the accused “living ghost” and therefore the “owner of the wandering spirit was obliged to account to the court…”
The, “destruction of bonds between people” left Miller with an even greater hatred of the insecure people who created this epidemic.
Miller finds “humor” and “irony” in the Salem Witch trials…
Miller stats that, “I longed to respond to this climate of fear, if only to protect my sanity.”
Miller demonstrates that anybody who “denied the witches existed” would have faced “immediate arrest.”
Miller wanted to show how, like the Salem Witch Hunt, the anti-communist rage reached “hysterical proportions…”
Miller has come to learn that unless we take a long hard look at the tragedies that have befallen our ancestors, we are forever doomed to become enslaved in the “vivid colors blazing lights, explosions, whistles and liberating joys” of delusion and sheer terror.”
Many “talented people” had to leave the US and some went to “work in England.”
According to Miller, “The Crucible straddles two different worlds and made them one” and draws parallels between the witchcraft trails and McCarthyism.