Alienation In The Crucible

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Through the analysis of Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" and George Orwell's autobiographical recount "Shooting an Elephant", offer an insight to the concepts of belonging which are substainted through literary devices. Texts act as a memory of time capturing context in a creative manner. Belonging is at the heart of the human condition and thus composers explore this dynamic closely. Through Miller's own feelings of alienation during an American era engulfed in anti-communist hysteria, Miller noticed the same hysteria paralysing the town of Salem during the 1692 Salem Witch trails. The parallels between these two eras are striking and expose _________________________. This is represented through the plays central characters; John Proctor, an individualist whose tragic death in order to save his identity "my name" acts as the causation of…show more content…
Miller encourages the responders recognition of Abigail as an autocratic power within the play by threatening the weak and vulnerable. This is show at the end of Act 1 with the repetition of "I saw ________ with the devil!" The climax of Abigail's confession creates such intensity within the scene the girls join in. Through Miller's use of dramatic stage structure exposes ____________ between John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth, *Elizabeth pauses, and turns her back on Proctor* this shows her reluctancy to confront Proctor on his affair with Abigail. As Proctor own feelings of disgust overcome him, his confession to the affair with Abigail brings him forward to the court where Danforth's ultimatum, "you are either with the court or you will be courted, there is no in between" conveys the juxtaposing value the town of Salem holds, you conform or become exiled. Proctors false confession sees him feel hollow and unfulfilled as he resigns himself to his own death, "it is my name! i cannot have another in my life! Leave my

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