How can I compare and contrast The Crucible and Macbeth?

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Shakespeare's Macbeth share similar themes and are loosely based on historical events and figures. Arthur Miller's play is based on the Salem witch trials, which took place in seventeenth century New England. Shakespeare's Macbeth is named after the historical King of the Scots, who defeated Duncan I and reigned from 1040–1057 A.D. While both playwrights were greatly influenced by historical figures...

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