Human condition is something everyone does, whether it is the sense of curiosity or the inability to escape death. One may worry of the place one may belong, and not knowing causes curiosity. When one cannot escape death the search for meaning comes In to play. Many wonder what one’s reason Is for being there while another Is wondering the fate that may come. Throughout The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the human condition Is shown In many ways; by learning about Miller’s perspective, craftsmanship, and life the reader will be able to understand the events.
In order to understand the reasoning for why some things are written the reader must first know about the author. Miller stated, “My development is toward an ever greater examination of the human nature. So many people are talking about new form” (Moss 104). Although later Miller discussed the new form is only to ‘pry up inevitable surfaces of experience’, and it was an evasion of human motives. Miller’s examination of human nature is centered on a single subject, the continuous struggle with the technical questions entailed by his thematic interests.
The situation is never actually stated In the play but Is revealed In terms of hard actions. Arthur Miller teaches personal failure Is not always a product of social injustice and resentment Is never an honorable form of protest. All of the newspapers tend to get the moral wrong. The method of Miller’s writing reveals the evolutionary quality of life. One is constantly aware, watching the change and development. Being a write is all Miller ever done, writing plays is the Job Miller has depended on.
Miller could not escape the over whelming tone of dissatisfaction with self-determination of presenting informers as the nation’s evil. The Crucible effectively dramatists the terror of false accusing and persecution. Many people did not only lose Jobs, but some also lives. In writing this play Miller was after the wonder in the fact that consequences of actions are as real as the actions themselves. Miller took words, gestures and shapes of the familiar world and expanded realism with an Imposition of various forms In order to speak more directly.
Having a new form is how Miller hanged the perspective of the play. The struggle If ones attempt to gain rightful position In society and family. With people losing lives had significant parallelism to the Salem tragedy and the American Congressional hearing which many people lost jobs. Some may say Miller was something more than a propagandist turned into a literary icon, an author of minimal talent whose reputation was decreasing. Miller attempted to find ordinary Americans whom he could treat as objects of empathy, because he thought of them as the nation’s great evil. Miller wanted to be embedded for something far from the lives of workers. Since the American intellectual has always differed from its European origin, Miller plays were based on the idea of self-sacrifice and heroism, while other plays represent a world of absent heroism. Although Miller wrote The Crucible based on self-examination and pursuit, Miller was never capable of this. Miller had never been able to have insight that most truly great artists have. The play contains many parallels to Miller’s personal life, which seemed quite obvious.
The Crucible Is a historical drama about the Salem Ithaca trials; however the personal events of the author have appeared. The caused questioning regarding the alleged communist party involvements. As a result of the testimonies Miller was found guilty of contempt of congress, but before sentencing the conviction was overturned by the United States courts (Miller 2). The play approached the over all political issues differently, the issues were at least as important as the inner working of any one character’s mind. The overture was viewed to acquaint the audience as thoroughly as possible with the tense situation in Salem.