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The Crucible and McCarthyism

Summary: Essay compares McCarthyism to "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
The "witch hunt? (I. 7) of the 1950's lead Arthur Miller to view the McCarthyism similar to the Salem witch trial and this is clearly seen in his play, The Crucible. Miller uses only the broad similarities between the Salem witch trials and the Red Scare. Such in both events, the hysteria was caused out of panic and fear. Also it is clear that in both cases the judges in authority had too much power and if anyone opposed the authority, he/she was also accused as a communist or a witch.. And when he/she is accused, he/she was only given two choices of admitting his/her guilt or imprisonment and death. The judges of the Crucible and of the 1950's were fooled by ridiculous charges made by both the Salem girls and Senator Joe McCarthy. As a result innocent people paid with their time...

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