Lord of the Flies

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Laura Amy Schlitz

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Context: The Crucible That Keeps on Giving

The Crucible

Arthur Miller, 1953
Famous for: Midnight dancing in a Puritan forest, hysteria, super-twisted religion.

So all that crazy witch-hunting and accusing and whatnot would never happen today, right? Wrong. Just fifty years ago, Arthur Miller himself was accused of … well, not witchcraft, exactly. But in one minute, you’ll know why the government was after Miller—and how his experience influenced his writing of The Crucible.

 

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