Assess how Miller's message in The Crucible is assisted through motif. 

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I tend to think that one of the motifs that help to bring out the thematic message of Miller's work is the consistent presence of deception.  Deception and mendacity on both individual and socio- political levels is a motif in the work.  Miller is able to make clear that the accusations of witchcraft are lies themselves, but their motivating factors are also based on deception.  Abigail...

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