Why Arthur Miller Wrote The Crucible

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible was successful in fulfilling his intentions for the piece of writing. The reason why Miller wanted to write The Crucible was so that he could share his point of view on the world and on Communism. He wanted to show how many people were accusing each other of being a Communist. However, he did not write about Communism because he knew that it would not be published. So, he found a different event that was very popular and also had many elements of accusation, which turned out to be Salem Witch Trials. In Miller's "Why I wrote The Crucible," he says that "Western Europe also seemed ready to become Red- especially Italy, where the Communist Party was the largest outside Russia, and was growing". Communism was growing

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