Author World View (cont.)

Arthur Miller was a very talented realist who had a bone to pick with his world.  He used the available but much maligned and misunderstood Salem Witch Trials as his setting.  Ultimately, though, all the characters, John Proctor, especially, is more a 1950 martyr than a 17th century one. Oops! “John,” Elizabeth Proctor says to her husband John, “I do not think you are bad–only bewildered.”

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