Revenge is a dish best served cold. It is the mischievous act of seeking nothing but harm towards someone who has wronged you in the past. American playwright Arthur Miller explores the theme of revenge in his play, The Crucible. Miller, creates vindictive characters who take advantage of the hysterical circumstances and seek vengeance for their imagined enemies. Miller is making a the argument of how horrible and destructive revenge is as he portrays vengeance as an immense ruination of human society.
The play takes place in 1962 Salem Massachusetts. This town was strictly and unfairly governed, therefore any revenge was taken out on society.