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5.0 von 5 Sternen A classic - withstands the test of time.
A considerable number of plays from the 50s come across as melodramatic, cynical and stilted today. In contrast, Miller's classic remains powerful and universal - but not for the usual reasons you'd expect. As a drama it has more in common with 19th century works in the tradition of Ibsen or even the novels of Hugo than with the 50s authors like Williams, Beckett,...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Three-room boredom
How incredibly dull! What poor character development! Miller has to develop his characters through long, boring paragraphs instead of just allowing them to speak and define their personalities that way. This guy should take a hint from Shakespeare (specifically, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar): develop characters by what they say and the way they say it. And...
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4.0 von 5 Sternen i wrote this when i was sick...dont be too harsh please..., 19. September 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Crucible (Plays, Penguin) (Taschenbuch)
Arhtur Miller's "The Crucible" is a masterful work in its representation of the horrific time period in early-American colonial history during the 17th-century when the Salem witch trials were taking place. As well as doing the aforementioned within his play, it presents a stunning metaphor for a time period in which America was plunged into the communism scare by Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy. Accusations were hurled both in Salem and in the McCarthy-era and a "disease" of sorts was taking root within these misguided ways. In the case of Salem, those in question were subjected to court proceedings of the most unjust and one-sided ways. The fear of Satan influenced the ways of the Salem population and therefore, all who were suspected of mingling with the Prince of Darkness were executed. In the case of McCarthy, if one failed to conform to the "true" American way, they were immediately suspected of communist ideals and dealings and accusations were further hurled and imprisonment was in line. For one to fully understand the aim of Miller's work, the reader must first understand the time period in which he was writing and the events therein. However, if one would simply desire to get a look into not only a dark side of American history, but a dark side of the human being itself, "The Crucible" depicts both in excellent style and is well worth reading. In the words of Levar Burton though, "...you don't have to take my word for it..." PEACE!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A classic - withstands the test of time., 28. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Crucible (Plays, Penguin) (Taschenbuch)
A considerable number of plays from the 50s come across as melodramatic, cynical and stilted today. In contrast, Miller's classic remains powerful and universal - but not for the usual reasons you'd expect. As a drama it has more in common with 19th century works in the tradition of Ibsen or even the novels of Hugo than with the 50s authors like Williams, Beckett, O'Neill, or even the Miller of Death of a Salesmen. Instead of the drab, pathetic, cowardly, sad, sniveling, or absurdist characters of some of his contemporaries we see people of moral stature. People in the mist of an irrational hysteria with normal human frailties but with moral sense. An interesting dimension is added in the portrayal of the villains. At one point in the play it seems expedient for the 'chief inquisitor' to temper or betray his crusade. He chooses to follow his vision (I am being vague to avoid giving away any plot). Compare this to Hugo's Javert in Les Miserables. By writing the villain in such a manner both authors create a drama that pits two moral codes - two views of reality. This elevates Miller's play to the level of a romantic realist drama.
Many of the other reviewers will point out the intended parallels to events of the 50s. However, Miller's play is more universal and can be viewed in relation to any fanatical hysteria. This is still timely today given the Politically Correct hysteria on college campuses.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Beautiful Work!, 18. Februar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Crucible (Plays, Penguin) (Taschenbuch)
This is the first play by Arthur Miller I have read, and I inquired into mostly because of my interest with Witchcraft and the Salem trials. A wonderful play that shows the hypocrisy of a town threatened by purported withcraft. The cried of "witch" by anyone in this town aroused and scared everyone. The lead characters Abagail Williams along with Reverend Parris and John Proctor. I will not give any story here, for you should read it and be surprised and amazed. Nonetheless, the story lets one wonder how such a town and belief in the Bible (more so than God) can lead to such havok. The laws are simple: 1) You are not a witch until someone points the finger at you. 2) You can deny these charges, but you will be hung. 3) If you confess you are a witch, then the sentence is jail. 4) If you do not believe in withcraft you will be hung. These were the beliefs of the time, and it is demonstrated in this marvelous play. Arthur Miller tells an exciting story based on history (although he says its not literal history for there were some need for dramatic purpose), of a time when things were simple in America and Massachusettes, yet like all towns in the world, there is always something brewing in the minds of the good who want to banish evil from their homes. Highly reccomended!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Beeindruckende Schilderund der Salem Witch Trials, 25. August 2001
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Crucible. (Taschenbuch)
Das Stück "The Crucible" habe ich zum ersten Mal im Zusammenhang mit dem Geschichtsunterricht gelesen, und es hat mich sehr beeindruckt, in welcher Weise die Geschehnisse des Salem Witch Trial dargestellt wurden. Der Leser ist zum Teil beinahe schockiert über die Gewissenlosigkeit, mit der einige Charaktere vorgehen, er schüttelt aber auch den Kopf über deren Ignoranz. Realistisch wird dargestellt, wie Verleumdung und Falschaussage zu den schrecklichsten Geschehnissen führen kann.
Beunruhigend ist, dass in "The Crucible" Kinder Anklage erheben und unschuldige Frauen als Hexen bezeichnen, wodurch letztere verurteilt werde.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen thought provoking about human tendencies, 27. Mai 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Crucible (Plays, Penguin) (Taschenbuch)
"Truth has no meaning when men only believe what they want to believe." This is so true of the people of Salem at the time of the witch hunt. The people of salem were so uptight about their religion and they all wanted to look like the exemplification of the christian morals that they had been taught that any secret desires or impure thoughts had to be blamed on other people. So began the whole situation of Abigail blaming people for witch craft, she wanted John Proctor, but she didn't want her name to be tainted in the town. Other people saw what she was doing and realized that here was an opportunity to bring forth their own wishes and imprefections, without getting a bad reputation. This book is incredibly thought provoking and makes you realize the obscueity of human nature.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen it's great., 6. April 1998
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I have finished reading the Crucible - it is simply great. The text is wonderful, full of ironies and dramatic scenes - for example, the scene where Elizabeth lies for the first time in her life to save Proctor's reputation, only to realise that her good intentions have unwittingly helped Abigail. Land wars, revenge and a host of other reasons show us the repressed state Salem was in in those days. The relationships between the main characters : Proctor, Parris, Abigail, etc, were understandable and one could actually feel himself or herself praying that a particular character would survive the madness, or feel sympathy for even the villains. The Crucible was a great experience for me, and I hope that via this review many of you out there will go and buy this book to see what I mean.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Three-room boredom, 24. Dezember 1998
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How incredibly dull! What poor character development! Miller has to develop his characters through long, boring paragraphs instead of just allowing them to speak and define their personalities that way. This guy should take a hint from Shakespeare (specifically, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar): develop characters by what they say and the way they say it. And then, on top of a slow plot and dry story line, Miller has the tenacity to set the entire play in only four or five rooms. For two acts they are in Betty's bedroom and Procter's living room. This book is a sleeper. But I do commend the grammar and sentence structure he used to at least make the characters seem like they're from New England in the 1600's.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen The Crucible is a good story., 1. Mai 1998
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The Crucible is a very good story about witch-hunts that happened in the late seventeenth century. The plot begins with a few girls who are trying to stay out of trouble for dancing in the woods -- they accuse people of witchcraft. This isn't what is so surprising, but the people's willingness to believe is shocking. This story bears a huge resemblance to the McCarthyism that happened in the United States. People are willing to be blind to other's comments in situations such as these. The public's fear is preyed upon by a few individuals for personal gain. If you want to read a story about human nature at times of fear and disbelief, The Crucible is a good story for you.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Assumption is the mother of all screw ups, 1. Mai 1998
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Have you ever been accused of something you didn't do? Have you ever been penalized for it? The book the crucible is a book about a disturbed young lady trying to have a little fun with her gullible town. She claims that the townspeople are doing witchcraft and making their spirits rise out of their bodies to cause her and her friends grief. Abigail, the leader, has one goal, she has her eye on one of the towns married men, and she causes all sorts of harm trying to gain him as her own. If you were accused, this wont necessarily make you feel better, it'll just make you glad you weren't alive in this era of time.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Lies and deceit: two ingredients of corruption., 1. Mai 1998
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The book, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is an ideal example of how decity and trickey can affect a small community. The citizens of this rural town is faced with disturbing news of witchcraft. The lies in which the accuser, Abigail Williams, a young juvenille girl have caused the town into mass hysteria. Innocent lives were endangered. Others were falsely accused. But in all, everyone was affected. Also, the story depicts a strong bondage between two characters and how he/she will forceably do to win the heart of their affection. This story is a recommend. Go read it today!!
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