Language Arts 11 “The Crucible”

Blossomed To grow into a flower
Warped To bend or twist out of shape
Communism A political theory
Illusion False idea or belief
Ally A political friend
Treasonous A betrayer against the government
Desperation Absence of hope
Paralysis Can’t move
Inquisitors Harsh questioners
Dismal Depressing
Primitively Preserving the characteristics of an earlier stage
Afflicted Something wrong with or tampered with
Teetering Unsure or unstable
For what is, “The Crucible” an analogy? How? “The Crucible”, is an analogy for McCarthyism because communism is being compared to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
“I remember those years- they formed The Crucible’s skeleton” Arthur Miller says, “I remember those years- they formed The Crucible’s skeleton” as he is watching Hollywood make a movie of his play and he is reminiscing about how it all started
“McCarthy’s power to stir fears” Arthur Miller says, “McCarthy’s power to stir fears” shows the misuse of power to create fear and hysteria
“The Crucible was an act of desperation” Arthur Miller says, “The Crucible was an act of desperation”, it was his last resort to defend himself against accusations of communism
“In this remarkably observed gesture of a troubled young girl, I believed, a play became possible.” Arthur Miller says, “In this remarkably observes gesture of a troubled young girl, I believed, a play became possible.” he found a relatable story
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Why did Arthur Miller write “The Crucible”? Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” because he wanted to educate people on the influence of communism and McCarthyism during the events of the unjust Salem Witch Trials
Why was McCarthyism mentioned in “The Crucible”? McCarthyism was mentioned in “The Crucible” because it creates a key theme of similarities between McCarthyism and Communism and being compared to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692

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