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SAT Essay: Literature

Link of the Day

Literature and history interact in a number of ways.  On June 21, 1956, playwright Arthur Miller refused to name people with communist sympathies as the Red Scare, an intense fear about a potential communist infiltration of the United States government, gained momentum.  Miller's trial, his refusal to name others, and his subsequent blacklisted status in Hollywood, reflect many of the themes examined in his 1953 play The Crucible.  Take a look at this contemporary article about the event and this article that positions the event in history.  The themes in The Crucible (particularly fear and its relationship to society)  make this play an excellent literary example for the SAT.  Additionally, the events of Arthur Miller's life make him an interesting historical study.

SAT Question of the Day

The SAT question of the day is a Math question that has already been addressed on this blog: click here to see an explanation.

ACT Question of the Day

The ACT question of the day is a Science question that has already been addressed on this blog: click here to see an explanation.

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