Student Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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In The Crucible, the setting is during the grim days of the Salem Witch Trials and brings the reader closer to understanding the issue that still heavily affects the progress of American civilization, or in other words the problem of guilt by association. The small village must do whatever it can to survive in the vast wilderness of the early colonies. Being surrounded by fear and demonic beliefs causes havoc in the village. Some are heartbroken by love, while others are begging for innocence from a group of liars who have the whole community in their hands. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of plays. It really has a good format and plot, so it catches the readers' eye quickly. You would like this book if you like… suspense, drama, or mystery.

- Sergio, RRHS Student