The Crucible

The Crucible

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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller tells the story of Abigail Williams, who was wrongfully charged with witchcraft in 17th century Salem. The story was inspired by the persecution of communists in the US during the McCarthy era.

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  • Rose Barnes
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Crucible is the one of the greatest plays ever written. Hopefully everyone had to read it in high school, but if not, you should take the time to do so. It's stuck with me for over 20 years."
  • Jesse Hughes
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I loved his book and I also loved the play. It's a great story about Abigail Williams who is an accuser during the 17th Century Salem. It's amazing how one person could cause so much trouble. I was so rooting for her to be found out. This book kept me entertained throughout the whole book. "
  • Xie Yin
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Crucible is a classic. I think most people are familiar with The Crucible from a high school English class, but it really deserves all of the attention it can get. If you've never read The Crucible, or only read it in school, you should definitely take the time to read it for pleasure, at your own pace. With or without the context of McCarthyism, The Crucible is the pinnacle of literary exploration of the "witch hunt" mentality and there are timeless themes that everyone should explore."
  • Evelyn Chen
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I hate to rate this so low when it seems that the only people who do so are those forced to read it by a cruel teacher. I'm even more troubled by the fact that I haven't seen anyone else bring up what bothers me about this play. "
  • Jordan Hayes
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Crucible is a classic play that is accessible for young people but also contains a lot of depth. I think freshmen high schoolers will be able to understand it and it will also get them thinking about human nature, Salem witch trials and the Cold War."
  • Cecilia Monroy
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The synopsis doesn't seem all that great to me but I feel like the reviews make up for it. I like the different reading options as well."
  • Sandra Hunt
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is a great book for anyone entering college. The story is enjoyably complex."
    Stephanie Duncan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A must read if you're into US dramas! This entire book is a work of art!"
  • Sean Hopkins
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Very dope in my opinion."
  • George Thomas
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "The Crucible is a great play that I've read numerous times throughout school. The Crucible follows the Salem Witch Trials, and is an interesting book. You may not get all the information you're searching for about the history, but you get a first person (third person?) view into some of the events and way of life during this time period in Salem."
    Ángel Santos
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I was required to write an essay for the Salem witch trials, but I didn't have anywhere to start. I read a few things off the internet, but I needed more information. The Crucible was the perfect book for me, as I was able to figure out what a first-hand account would've been like of the trials. An awesome resource indeed."
    Will Gu
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "The crucible is a classic tale from the Salem Witch trials. While not 100% historically accurate, it provides enough information for a jumping off point into the actual historic details of the event. Highly recommended for classes everywhere."
    Andrew Robinson
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "drama about the salem witch trials"
  • Bruce Pearson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is pretty cool"
  • Nicole Barnett
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller tells the story of Abigail Williams, who was wrongfully charged with witchcraft in 17th century Salem."
  • Rose Murray
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Crucible is an amazing play that really brings the concept of community paranoia to life. It's one of the only literary works by a Jewish author that has broken through the goyim chokehold on public school curriculum to be included in required reading lists. It's even been made into a movie (starring Winona Ryder as the instigator of all the trouble). The Crucible has had a huge impact on modern literature and is definitely one of the best plays I've ever read, hands down."
  • Lucía Carbajal
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is great for teens. The Crucible is a shorter book, however, there is plenty of good information. I enjoyed reading this book."
  • Harry Pierce
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Crucible is such a classic story and very well wroth reading. I had a really nice time reading this story again. I think this story has a great perspective on the happenings back in the 17th century. Good read."
  • Ann Song
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Crucible is definitely a memorable book. I enjoyed reading it because it has a lot of history references and I like learning about history. "
  • Walter Wheeler
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "witch hunt was real, back in the 17th century, persecution of witchcraft on innocent people sounds ridiculous now but just a few centuries ago, this was happening. Read it and emersed in the horror of religion and irrationality in the old days."
  • Gregory Morgan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This play is an incredible tale of that was inspired by the Salem Witch trials. The play brings to life the tragedy's and struggle of these people."
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