The Crucible

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Trade Paper, Penguin Books, 2003, ISBN# 0142437336

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From Arthur Miller, Americas most celebrated playwright, a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria, inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthys anti-communist witch-hunts in the 1950s

I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history, Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the towns most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.

Written in 1953, just after Miller received a Pulitzer Prize for Death of a Salesman, The Crucible mirrors the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthys witch-hunts in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing Political opposition... is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence.

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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publish Date: Mar 25, 2003
ISBN-13: 9780142437339
ISBN-10: 0142437336
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5
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