Crucible Essay Topics

Reader’s Interest in The Crucible

The Crucible takes place in Salem, a small town in seventeenth century Massachusetts, where religion, fear and hysteria ultimately lead to the famous witchcraft trials in 1692. At the time The Crucible was produced, Senator Joseph McCarthy was in power as the chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Due to relative events and the… View Article

Through dramatic methods In The Crucible

Is truth reliable? Everybody has different perceptions of truth and what is represented by it. Truth is different where ever you go. People’s version of truth is never fully correct. Miller uses The Crucible to express his own views on what was happening in America at the time-McCarthyism he uses John Proctor, as he is… View Article

Selfishness in the Crucible

The theme of selfishness is mainly presented through the actions and speeches of characters, including Abigail, Reverend Parris and Danforth. The theme of selfishness is demonstrated through the character of Abigail. She would do absolutely anything to get John Proctor, even though he is a married man. This is demonstrated through her determination to get rid… View Article

Act Four of the Crucible

How does Miller present John Proctor as a heroic figure in Act Four of ‘The Crucible’? Does the play have any relevance for us watching it today? A hero is ‘a person who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great’ according to I also think a hero is a… View Article

Act I of the Crucible

In reading the overture, before any dialogue takes place, we are given a small glimpse into the world of the Salemites. Miller speaks briefly of the town and the surrounding wilderness. The placement of Salem, surrounded by the impenetrable forest already starts building tension. The simple fact that forest is present prevents escape from Salem… View Article

Look at the opening of Nicolas Hytner

  The music gets faster as he finds his way through the trees and bushes, Then he comes close to the area where the girls are though he does not it is them the music changes to a drum beat with Parris’ footsteps being able to be heard. The camera changes back to the girls… View Article

Discuss how far you agree with this argument

These all create tension but none of these are in fact the real dramatic climax of ‘The Crucible’. The real dramatic climax of ‘The Crucible’ is when Elizabeth says that Proctor did not commit lechery, which Proctor had already confessed but Elizabeth was un-aware of this. But the build up to this was what really… View Article

Arthur Miller

The point being made is that John knows it is his fault and the consequence of it is he won’t let go of her because he knows the truth about the arrest. He is reassuring her that nothing is going to happen to her. ‘You will not go! ‘ (Act 2 pg 63) Proctor knows… View Article

Indroduction and dramatization

At first, she spoke hurtful words directed at Elizabeth, however the power to condemn her of witchcraft dawned on her later, which took effect towards the conclusion of the play. She faked experiencing demonic presences, blamed it on Elizabeth, and acquired her desired outcome – the imprisonment of Elizabeth. This ties in with the theme… View Article

Dramatic devices and events used by Miller

‘You’re the Devil’s man! ‘ When Mary finally buckles under the weight of Abigail’s power over her and her intelligent reaction to the situation- the accusation against Mary of witching her, she blames Proctor of witchcraft, thus condemning the whole of Salem to madness, and taking away the lives of Proctor and many other innocents…. View Article

Hamish Livingstone

When Mary finally breaks saying, “Don’t touch me-don’t touch me” there should be a complete silence on stage and Proctor should whisper his line, “Mary! “. TI think this will be very dramatic as it is such a sudden change from the mayhem before, so will shock the audience. I think the audience will realise… View Article

Essay on Act III of the Crucible

In the play “The Crucible” Arthur Miller creates a successful dramatic climax at the end of Act III. Integral to this success is Miller’s continued engagement with the audience. The principal reason why the climax is so dramatic and suspenseful is because the audience is involved with what is happening on stage. Throughout “The Crucible”… View Article

The Crucible would

From your study of THE CRUCIBLE would you say that Miller intended there to be a hero and/or a villain? Justify your answer by close reference to the play. I think Arthur Miller did mean there to be both a villain and a hero in his play. However the way he wrote his play made it… View Article

Which character would you choose to play and why?

  He is bothered by it but he realises that he has to face up to his own sin and take the consequences. When he confessed to being associated with the Devil, Danforth asked him, “Did you ever see anyone with the Devil? ” (P. 112) Proctor is forced to face up to his sins… View Article

Essay on ‘The Crucible’

The Crucible was written by the great play writing legend Sir Arthur Miller. He created many ingenious plays. In particular I would like to focus on the play (The Crucible) is based on a true story. The Crucible is set in America in the state of Massachusetts within the small village of Salem in the… View Article