Arthur Miller and The Crucible

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  • Arthur Miller and The Crucible

    1. 1. The Crucible By Arthur Miller
    2. 2. Arthur Miller
    3. 3. Arthur Miller• Born Oct. 17, 1915 in New York City
    4. 4. Arthur Miller• Born Oct. 17, 1915 in New York City• Died Feb. 10, 2005
    5. 5. Arthur Miller• Born Oct. 17, 1915 in New York City• Died Feb. 10, 2005• Earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1949) and Kennedy Center Honors (1984)
    6. 6. Arthur Miller• Born Oct. 17, 1915 in New York City• Died Feb. 10, 2005• Earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1949) and Kennedy Center Honors (1984)• Most famous work: The Death of a Salesman
    7. 7. Arthur Miller• Born Oct. 17, 1915 in New York City• Died Feb. 10, 2005• Earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1949) and Kennedy Center Honors (1984)• Most famous work: The Death of a Salesman• Married Marilyn Monroe
    8. 8. The Red Scare and Miller
    9. 9. The Red Scare and Miller • In 1939, Miller earned a job at a government-funded theater group, but that group was closed because of fear of Communist infiltration.
    10. 10. The Red Scare and Miller • In 1939, Miller earned a job at a government-funded theater group, but that group was closed because of fear of Communist infiltration. • In 1956, the House Un-American Activities Committee, not long after publication of The Crucible, convicted Miller of contempt of Congress. He was cleared two years later.
    11. 11. About The Crucible
    12. 12. About The Crucible• Setting: Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 when it was a Puritan colony.
    13. 13. About The Crucible• Setting: Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 when it was a Puritan colony.• Structure: The play is made up of four acts, each ending on a climax.
    14. 14. About The Crucible• Setting: Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 when it was a Puritan colony.• Structure: The play is made up of four acts, each ending on a climax.• Puritans were on edge because people had begun to disregard the group’s old, Calvinistic ways.
    15. 15. Characters
    16. 16. Characters• Both the protagonist, John Proctor, and the antagonist, Abigail Williams, are based off of real people.
    17. 17. Characters• Both the protagonist, John Proctor, and the antagonist, Abigail Williams, are based off of real people.• While reading, be sure to write down the names of the characters with a brief description of each.

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