"The Crucible"by Arthur Miller

Brief revision of key things in the Crucible

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  • "The Crucible"by Arthur Miller
    • themes
      • integrity
      • bigotry
      • manipulation
      • truth
      • guilt
      • Purification
      • Mass hysteria
      • Lust
      • empowerment
      • Reputation
      • Intolerance
    • Quotes
      • "While I speak God's law, I will not crack it's voice with whimpering"
      • "A sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the  time but against his own  vision of modern conduct
      • "It may be that God damns a liar less than that who throws away his life for pride"
      • "This girl is murder! she must be ripped out of the world!"
      • "We danced, that's all. Let you speak a word or the edge of a word about the other things to anyone , I will come to you in the black  of some terrible night and I will bring with you a pointy reckoning that will shudder you!"
      • "You  forget nothin' and forgive nothin'"
      • "He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him now"
      • Purification process
        • Each character has a purification event
          • for characters like John he comes through his purification event
            • although his death causes his purification
        • Hale also goes through purification
          • Although Hale succumbs to the fires of the crucible
            • Hale  leaves salem a broken, morally bankrupt character
    • Parallels to the McCarthy trials
      • Characters in the play are  symbolic of people in the McCarthy trials
        • John is symbolic of innocent people accused by McCarthy
        • Mary Warren  is symbolic of everyone who witnessed injustice and was to scared to do anything about it
        • Danforth is symbolic of the courts in the 50's and of course of McCarthy himself


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