Fun Facts about Witch-hunting, Arthur Miller, and The Crucible

Fun Facts about Witch-hunting, Arthur Miller, and The Crucible

Fun Facts about Witch-hunting, Arthur Miller, and The Crucible Teenwitch.com www.theatereethof.nl Deviantart.com Witch-hunting 30,000 to several million people killed in Europes witch hunt Witches were burned in Europe, hanged in America In Salem (1692), 19 people were hanged, one

pressed to death www.cartoonstock.com The Witch-hunters Searched bodies for the devils mark, which did not feel pain Used guides such as the Malleus Maleficarum to

search for signs Inserted needle into freckles, moles, etc. Would also swim the witch Drown = innocent Float = guilty www.lkaw.umkc.edu Reasons for Salem Trials? Feuds between families Mass hysteria fueled by fear of Satan/community

troubles Teenage boredom Food poisoning? http://www.history.com/topi cs/salem-witch-trials Arthur Miller

One of greatest 20th century American playwrights Death of a Salesman (1949) The Crucible (1953) Inspired by a moment in transcripts of the Salem witch trials Tells the fictionalized story of the real-life John Proctor and his former servant, Abigail Williams www.zokester.com The Crucible

Either a vessel for melting metal or a severe test Explores theme of neighbors breaking charity or turning on each other Makes an analogy between witch trials and Red Hunts of 1950s So controversial only ran for six months pblmm.k12.ca.us McCarthyism 1950s senator Joseph McCarthy

Held hearings to find Communists in government, film and theater, etc. Are you now or have you ever been a Communist? Miller held in contempt of congress because he refused to incriminate others. www.labyrinthbooks.uk

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