The part thats a bit hard to relate to when I begin to read the play was

The part thats a bit hard to relate to when i begin

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some sort. The part that’s a bit hard to relate to when I begin to read the play was Abigail’s desperation to win Proctor over. Abigail, a flourishing youth with so much years ahead of her, turned to all sorts of evil methods like false accusation and witchcraft to try and get rid of Elizabeth. After acknowledging the fact that the Puritans believed women once soiled are “ruined” forever, I become more understanding of Abigail’s desperate attempts, although I do not sympathize her situation. Proctor was her only chance to have a “normal” life and that explained her numerousefforts to eliminate his wife to the extend of murder. Last but not least, the contextual background of the play helped me understand the inspiration and motives for Miller to put on this play. McCarthyism was feared and widely influenced during the time of the play. Many believe that the reason why Joseph McCarthy accused people of communism was because he wanted to gain political power for his declining career. Mr. Putnam’s greed for land, Abigail’s desire for Proctor, Parris’s fear for his position as a reverend, all draw parallelism to McCarthy’s hunger for power. I believe the reason Miller wrotethis play is to warn the country that it will turn into the town of Salem, a ruin that started by nothing but lies. To conclude, these knowledge of the background information helped me as a reader to relate to a deeper understanding of content and characters in the play. Word counts: 400
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