What are other pieces of literature that are similar to The Crucible in terms of theme? Thanks! :)

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In assessing theme, there is a great deal of room within which to navigate.  One theme that is present in the work is the idea that there can be a great deal of perversion of what might be seen as pure and noble.  Religion and zealous expression is challenged in "The Crucible" and in the same way, Miller does the same to the American Dream in his play, "Death of a Salesman ."  The idea of examining the conditions in which something that is seen as potentially one way could actually be another is brought out in both plays.  On one hand, the notion that religion is pure, above reproach and question, is seen in Salem, while Willy's pursuit of the American Dream is evoked to make very clear the idea that elements seen in one light by society can actually be twisted to be seen in another light.  Organized religion is given "the treatment" in one drama while the pursuit of the American Dream is seen in the same light in another.  The theme in both is that something which is perceived as...

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