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Book Report on The Crucible by: Arthur Miller Arthur Miller wrote the crucible in the early 1950s, his purpose in writing this play was to tie it to the hysteria of McCarthyism. This book is intended for a mature audience. The theme of the book is good vs. evil, almost every character in the play is looked upon with suspicion by his or her neighbor. The good people are punished while the evil triumph. The audience or reader presumably knows the outcome of the witch trials before they begin in the play and can only watch helplessly as events unfold. The theme is universal, because two centuries later a similar thing happened with the McCarthyism ordeal. The insight provided is that self-sacrifice is often needed to bring order to a society blinded by social pressure and in the face of evil. The tone of the play is serious, things talked about deal with whether people live or die, and accusations made. The protagonist in the play is John Procter a well rounded and dynamic character. He is a
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