Think about the social and political conditions of the time during which Arthur Miller was writing The Crucible. In what ways has looking through this historical lens colored your understanding of the play? in developing your new analysis, support your thesis with details from the play.
To answer this prompt follow these steps:
In a sentence or two, summarize how historical information has added to or changed you understanding of the play. Consider using this summary as your thesis statement.
In your notes, identify elements of the play that you now view differently. How has your sense of these elements changed? For example, are there things you now see more clearly? Does the play seem more or less interesting? What historical details that caused you to think differently.
Using your thesis statement and notes, write a brief essay where you explain how learning about the historical context of The Crucible affected you appreciation and understanding of the play. The
You should write between 250-500 words. Make sure that your writing shows:
- Comprehension of The Crucible
- An understanding of how historical context influenced the play
- Your best proofreading skills