How Arthur miler creates a climax in act three of the crucible

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How Does Arthur Miler make the climax to Act 3 Dramatic for an audience? Arthur Miller ‘The Crucible’ is a play based on the themes of deceit, envy and honour. The definition of the word crucible is a container in which materials are heated so as to separate the pure from the impurities. This definition associates with the initial motifs of the play: suspicions of witchcraft and the supernatural, and you can see the title of the play metaphorically reflecting the oppressive events in Salem. Act three is arguably the pivotal scene of ’The Crucible’. The Intensity of suspense in the Act and the extreme emotion of the characters make the climax towards the end of the scene dramatic and genuinely gripping for the audience. In this scene the audience watch desperately as the respectful and innocent citizens of Salem try to prove their innocence and to prove the falsity of the girls and their accusations. In the lead up to act three Miller describes the town as ‘Isolated’ and ‘Inhabited’ by a group of ‘fanatics’. These puritans had a strict way of life and work hard to ‘keep the morals of the place from spoiling’. They believed that they could steady the world but Miller makes it known that this way of life is ‘Undoubtedly’ is the way of life that caused the ‘suspicion’, ‘madness’ ridden pursuits that cause the vengeance between people of society. This opening description is a clear denotation to the audience, allowing them to understand the extremity or the tragedy that is ’The Crucible’. Act 3 is set in the ‘Salem meeting house’. The courtroom is described as ‘solemn’ and ‘forbidding’. Even though there is a court in session the audience can only hear and not see it. By doing this Miller creates tension as the audience wait anxiously to find out what is happening. We see that Proctors remark that ‘vengeance is walking in Salem’ is utterly true as the selfish and
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