The Crucible Literary Analysis

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The Crucible is a play about the Salem Witch Trials of nine-teen sixty-two written by Arthur Miller in the nine-teen fifties. Although Miller uses some primary source documents and authentic names in his interpretation, there are still a multitude of things altered or omitted from the real accounts of the trials. Most of the altercations to the events in the play are that of an attempt to make the story more intriguing to the reader. However some people make the argument that parts of the play that were altered were done in attempt to make things more convenient and simplistic as the original information was difficult to grasp. The most drastic known tweak to the play is considered to be the adultery committed between Abigail and the farmer known as John Proctor. In the play, the reader learns that there is some sort of intimate relationship between the two characters. In the early stages of Miller's account, there is some foreshadowing of the affair, although it is not quite verified for…show more content…
The idea of a "forbidden love" is intended to be a hook to gather an audience and entertain them with a "juicy drama". It could have very well been, however, Arthur Miller's attempt to tie the story together for the less understanding readers. You can infer this due to the fact that Abigail truly did accuse him of witchcraft. There is no historical evidence, however, that she knew John Proctor before the accusation. It has been verified that John Proctor, indeed, did have a servant named Marry Warren. It is also considered true that she apparently had some sort of love affection for him; as she was also known to have had a passionate hate for John's wife, Elizabeth Proctor. This is suspected to be the inspiration for the love affair between Abigail and Mr. Proctor that tied the book into the actual events in the story while adding drama at the same

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