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How does Miller use language and dramatic devices to create tension in Act 3 of The Crucible

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How does Miller use language and dramatic devices to create tension in Act 3 of The Crucible Miller wrote The Crucible in 1952 but it was based on the Salem Witch trails of 1692. Millers play is like the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s but the witch hunt in 1950s are not actually searching for witches they are looking for communists. Like witches in the 1600s were the most feared thinks whereas in America in 1952 there scared of communism. If you were accused of witchery in the 1600s you were guilty because why would the witness lie and a witch wouldn't lie and the same in 1950s if you. Miller is saying that history is repeating itself Though out Act 3 Miller uses a variety of dramatic devices and language to create tension, such as dramatic irony. ...read more.

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something wrong because she can't look at Danforth because she is unsure what is going on so she keeps trying to turn to her husband John for guides. But Danforth uses imperatives to force her to "look" at him limiting her options on what to say. But she has a dilemma she either tells Danforth a lie or gives her husband's good name away. The dramatic irony is that the audience knows that John has confessed to lechery and Elizabeth doesn't. When Elizabeth delays to answer Danforths question, the few seconds she keeps quiet, the tension is built up throughout those few seconds which to the dramatic irony. She purposely tries to delay the answer because this means life and death for the both of them. ...read more.

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Danforth stops justice from happening by cutting people off before they fully answer his questions. He will never accept an accusation without proof. When Abigail as whore labels and Danforth "will not let this" accusation "pass" without proof. Miller also uses language to create tension, when proctor accuses Abigail of lying he labels her as a whore. When Proctor is asked in what "place" he slept with Abigail he replied where he bedded a "beast" named Abigail. This cruelty from proctor builds tension between him and Abigail. When John says that his wife "never lies " it's the down fall of proctor because as soon as she says no 2 johns accusation Danforth will not accept any other answer. So when proctor says that he bedded her he has given up his good name for nothing. ?? ?? ?? ?? The Crucible Essay Dalton Marshall ...read more.

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