Language In The Crucible
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|Language In The Crucible|
language in the crucible -
one of the most remarkable aspects of the crucible is miler's creation
of believable dialogue for his 17th century puritans
although partly based on what he found in salem records, most of it is
his own invention
it is convincingly old-fashioned without it being hard to understand
the language carries echos of the king james bible; but word by word,
apart from a few achatic terms - such as 'harlot' and 'poppet' - the
vocabulary is mostly modern
miller achieves his effects by linking words in an unusual way, using
double negatives, chnging verb tenses, and other devices of the same
here are some examples :
pg 9 : he cannot discover no medicine for it in his books
pg 10 : i know you have not opened with me
pg 59 : seeing i do live so closely with you, they dismissed it
pg 95 : i am thirty three time in court in my life
pg 114 : you wonder yet if rebellion's spoke ?
with this shared language miller varies the way his characters spe...
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