Have you ever heard the saying “The past has a funny way of repeating itself?” People tend to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Typically people do not learn from their mistakes, so they have to suffer the consequences. In the play The Crucible, we learn how people fail to learn their lesson the first time around. The author of The Crucible, Arthur Miller, wrote this play because we as citizens kept repeating the same mistakes over again in the 1950’s along with Joseph McCarthy.
Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York on October 17, 1915. Arthur Miller and his family was very affluent. They had a great deal of money. The Miller family almost lose everything in the Wall Street crash in 1929. After the crash, Arthur Miller had to work a few odd jobs to save enough money to attend the University of Michigan. During high school, Arthur wrote his first play, No Villain. He won the school’s Avery Hopwood award with this play. Throughout his life he wrote other plays, including Death of a Salesman, which he won the Pulitzer Prize along with multiple Tonys. Another play that he was famous for…show more content… They wanted to purify their national church by eliminating every shed of Catholic influence. American Puritanism began to happen early in the 17th century when some Puritan groups separated from the Church of England. When the Puritans came to the north of Virginia, they brought strong religious impulses to bear in all of the colonies. Richard Mather and John Cotton provided clerical leadership in the dominant Puritan colony planted on Massachusetts Bay. During the colonial period, Puritanism had direct impact on both religious thought and cultural patterns in America. American Puritanism lost its influence in New England by the early 18th