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  • Play's Title The Crucible
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    The title of Author Miller's play the Crucible fits the story in many ways. There are many definitions for a crucible but mainly two of them fit the story most. The first definition of a crucible is a melting pot that chemist and alchemists used to mix metals, but in order to melt the metals down they had to heat the metals up to a certain point for them to turn to liquids. So in fact a crucible is a container that can withstand high temperatures. In this way the characters of the play have to w...
  • Significance Of The Crucible As The Title
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    I think that the play "The Crucible" is called its name for many reasons, all of which reflect a certain element in the play. It is a clever thing for Arthur Miller to have chosen the word crucible as the title for this particular play because it can be interpreted in many different ways. The word 'crucible' has several meanings. First of all it means a vessel in which substances are heated to high temperatures. This is appropriate to the play in 2 ways - the whole society is 'heated up', in a s...
  • Shred Of Goodness In John Proctor
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    How is 'The Crucible' appropriately titled? The word 'crucible' is used by Arthur Miller in his play as a metaphor. The first definition of the word crucible is: a melting pot especially for metals. In the play this is first acknowledged during the first act, as we gradually piece together the information concerning the girls dancing. The 'kettle' viewed by Reverend Parris mirrors a crucible. We are told that the girls had made a brew which contained a little frog and blood is therefore viewed b...
  • Crucible's Symbolism
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    Title Acceptation of The Crucible 'A vessel of a very refractory material used for melting and calcining a substance that requires a high degree of heat. ' 'A severe test. ' 'A place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. ' All of these definitions lead up to one word. Crucible. Author Miller incorporates this word in his play, The Crucible. The aforementioned definitions play a large part in The Crucible's symbolism, characters, and plot....
  • Performance Of A Very Famous Play
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    It had been a few years since I had last attended to play. I had just seen the movie version of The Crucible and was incredibly excited about getting a chance to watch a theatrical presentation of it. When I first heard that I'd get the chance to see it I was very excited that I could hardly wait. I must say, however, it was well worth the wait. Everything and everybody inside the auditorium was much more professional than I had assumed. I figured that this play would be nothing more than colleg...
  • Mass Hysteria In The Crucible By Arthur Miller
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    The Crucible The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller during an era known as McCarthyism. McCarthyism was a search, or "witch hunt", led by Senator Joe McCarthy, for Communists in the nineteen-fifties United States Government. This "witch hunt" indirectly shed light upon. ".. one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history": The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a drama of the true story which took place during the seventeenth century. In The Cruc...
  • Backdrop For The Play
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    The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950's at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have suggested that The Crucible ...
  • Our Play At The End Of Act
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    TASK 4: The ESSAY For the last two terms (semester 1) we have been studying the play "The Crucible" written by Arthur Miller in 1952. Then the following year 1953, Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" ran on Broadway at the Martin Beck. Despite being a box office success and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, it was considered second-best to his prior "Death of a Salesman."The Crucible" the play was based and set on actual events that took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Our class p...

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