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Unformatted text preview: Background Information The Crucible by Arthur Miller (1953) • Colonial America 1690’s Arthur Miller’s drama The Crucible has its feet in two eras of time, Puritanical New England Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and Cold War, Washington of the 1950’s. Miller presents America’s deepest past in order to make a modern point. He saw that, as the saying goes, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” A group of girls caught dancing in woods with the slave, Tituba Among the group is the Daughter of Rev. Parris and the daughter of Thomas and Anne Putnam Girls feign sickness and possession Both families demand that the possessors be found and punished They wanted to reform the Church of England 1620 to escape religious persecution and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Puritan community was a theocracy ; The church’s officials were the government’s officials. Thus, church and state were not separate. City upon a Hill Theory : That the new Massachusetts Bay Colony would be a place...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 115 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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