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The Crucible - Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby
The Crucible
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Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437339 (0142437336)
ASIN: 142437336
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 143
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 The devil asks you to sign
When ruling is based, and made stringent, on fear of an outside opponent, and someone has the brilliant idea of escalating yet to marking a personal opponent as an outsider, and it catches. Might be easier to stomach going in without knowing how the episode goes and likely part of the reason that ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 Fear and fundamentalist dogma
Many people debate which play would be considered to be the greatest play written by an American and to be honest this play comes pretty close. However, I am not a really big fan of American Literature (in the same way that I am not a really big fan of Australian Literature). I think it would be str...
vnorthw
vnorthw rated it
5.0 The Crucible (Penguin Classics Series)
This is one of the few plays I remember reading in high school and I've been wanting to revisit it for a while, but never got around to it. While it isn't entirely historically accurate, I think it is a fascinating, and somewhat frightening, look at the actions of a society in the midst of hysteria....
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it
2.0 The Crucible
I hate to rate this so low when it seems that the only people who do so are those forced to read it by a cruel teacher. I'm even more troubled by the fact that I haven't seen anyone else bring up what bothers me about this play.Yes, it's well written -- that is, the dialogue is expertly handled. The...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
2.0 The Crucible
I read Death of a Salesman in high school and it did absolutely nothing for me. Now I've read this play and it also did nothing at all for me.I should like this play. I have read about the European Witch Trials, especially the Scottish ones and I find them fascinating. I am strongly interested in...
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