The Crucible Questions and Answers
by Arthur Miller

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Discuss Miller's treatment of women in The Crucible.  

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I think that Miller's depiction of women in the drama is one that shows the multiple dimensions of any and all human being.  I don't see him as having locked women in any one particular role because I see his larger issue as not being a statement made on gender, as much as political authority.  The indictment of how authority can be manipulated to serve individual interests despite the label of "the public good" is something that is of more importance to Miller in the drama.  The women in the play represent both the creative and destructive elements of the human psyche.  Abigail and Elizabeth are on opposite ends of both the drama as well as the spectrum of how individuals...

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