Hexenjagd 3ck Autor: Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller (* 17. Oktober 1915 in New York City; † 10. Februar 2005 in Roxbury, Connecticut) war ein US-amerikanisch­er Schriftsteller. Arthur Miller gilt als wichtiger gesellschaftskr­iti­scher Dramatiker der neueren Zeit. Seine sozial- und zeitkritischen Dramen wenden sich gegen den so genannten American Way of Life, bei dem der berufliche Erfolg im Mittelpunkt steht. Immer wieder stellte Miller die ethische Verpflichtung des Einzelnen in den Vordergrund. Hexenjagd (Rezension) Junge Mädchen tanzen nachts im Wald, während eine Beschwörungsfor­me­ln über das Feuer murmelt. Doch die Mädchen werden belauscht. Und so wird aus einer harmlosen Kinderei in den Augen der Stadt Salem das Verbrechen, im Bund mit dem Teufel zu sein. Dagegen gibt es nur ein Mittel: Kerker oder die Todesstrafe. Salem wird zu einem Hexenkessel der allgemeinen Beschuldigung. Die Hexenjagd ist ein mitreißender Film um Missgunst, Leidenschaft, Verrat, Intrigen und eine teuflische Massenhysterie. Der britische Regisseur Nicholas Hytner hat hier einen hochaktuellen Film inszeniert, der sowohl dramaturgisch als auch schauspielerisc­h überzeugt. John Proctor: Ist ein angesehener, ehrlicher Farmer, verheiratet mit Elizabeth und Vater von zwei kleinen Kindern. Er lässt sich mit dem ehemaligen Hausmädchen Abigail ein. Er ist trotzdem ein charakterstarke­r Mann,
The drama “All my sons” is written by Arthur Miller in 1947 and deals with a man named Joe Keller who is a manufacturer for air plane parts.
One day, he delivers a faulty charge to the government during World War II and many pilots die in consequence.
At first he is not prepared to regard himself as guilty but that changes when he figures out that one of his sons has committed suicide because of his misdoings.
The drama is starting with Chris’ announcement that he wants to go away to Cleveland, because he cant stand his father any more. Although Ann, his girlfriend, wants to accompany Chris, he refuses because he is afraid that Ann will eventually confront him with questions about his father. Then the father, named Joe, appears and wants to talk to his son. However, Chris does not want to talk and they ended up arguing with each other.
Suddenly, Ann and the mother Kate appear. A letter is mentioned by Ann, that has been written by Larry, another son and Ann’s former boyfriend, the day he died. Joe and Chris are both interested in reading the letter but Kate desperately tries to stop them. Chris eventually reads the letter and finds out that his brother Larry committed suicide because he couldn’t live with the knowledge that his father is responsible for the crime.
Afterwards Joe grabs the letter, reads it and leaves while Chris is arguing with his mother. Suddenly, they hear a gun shot in the house and it becomes clear that Joe has committed suicide because he has realised that he has been responsible for his son’s death as well as the hate against him from his other son Chris. Chris feels very guilty about his father’s suicide but his mothers soothes him and says that he should forget about it so he can live his lif.....[read full text]
As a result she says to her husband: “Larry was your son too, wasn’t he” So Kate accuses her husband of not showing any feelings to his dead son Larry. Joe answers: “Sure, he was my son. But I think to him they were all my sons. And I guess they were, I guess they were”. The word “they” stands for his son Larry as well as all the pilots that have died. This is the turning point of the drama because now he realises that he is responsible for delivering the faulty air plane hence f.....
Whereas the background of the drama “All y Sons” is life after the Second World War. The common background of the two stories is that both family fathers have made big mistakes but at the end they accept them and take the appropriate steps. In the third play “An Inspector Calls” the theme “suicide” also plays a role. A girl called Eva smith has committed suicide.
Although none of the family members have killed her, they all are responsible for her social downfall. Although this play is a social drama it can be comp.....