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    The Crucible and McCarthy Era The McCarthy Era began in the time period of 1950, shortly after World War II ended. Communism is a theory of organization based on the holding of all property in common, having actual ownership to a community as a whole. After the issue of communist seemed to pass, the Salem witch trials took place in Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Arthur Miller said he wrote he crucible as an allegory of McCarthyism. The 1950’s were a scary time for Americans because of The

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    The McCarthy era is remembered as the time of the Red Scare. “Are you or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party” essentially echoed throughout the halls of the American government. It was a media exploitative witch hunt; mass paranoia hovered over the population like a plague. The headline-grabbing quest to sift out Communists from the population served a purpose much greater than national security--it was to construct a narrative. Everyone was a suspect, so the inexorable name of the

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    becoming popular around the world. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory for the Red Scare in the McCarthy Era because in both of these events people were being accused of being something they weren’t with very little or no evidence and they had a strong fear for their lives and the witches/communists. One of the reasons why The Crucible is an allegory for the Red Scare in the McCarthy Era is because in both of these events people were being accused of something they weren’t with very little

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    This fear was instilled in the people by the American government, who saw the growing fondness of communism around the world as a threat to the American way of life. With Senator Joseph McCarthy as the head of the communist witch hunt, this period in time is often referred to as the McCarthy Era. The McCarthy Era is marked by unjust accusations of disloyalty to the United States without consideration for appropriate evidence. During this time, thousands of American citizens were accused of communism

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    Santayana) During the events of The Crucible, the citizens of Salem are in a frenzy as people are accusing one another of witchcraft in order to further their own selfish agenda’s, and mirrors the real-life events of the Red Scare during the The McCarthy Era, where mass hysteria swept through the public, as the country tried to root out Communist agents from Russia, signifying the untrusting nature of humans and what selfish means we will go to accomplish our own agendas. Under normal conditions,

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    trials of 1692 but is analogous to the McCarthy trials of the 1950s. In both situations, widespread hysteria occurs, stemming from existing fears of the people of that particular era. The Salem witchhunt trials parallel the McCarthy era in three major aspects: unfounded accusations, hostile interrogation of numerous innocent people and the ruination and death of various people's lives.      The unfounded accusations that Joseph McCarthy and the girls in The Crucible make

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    Crucible and McCarthyism Essay by : Baylei Cox There have been many events in history that shape the time we live in. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory for the Red Scare in McCarthy Era because of fear, accusations, anger within the people. The way the Crucible showed fear was,”I saw Goody Hawkins with the devil!” this quote from Abigail shows how accusations started the whole Hysteria and brought people in front of the court because they were being accused of participating in witchcraft

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    The Crucible was written as an allegory for the McCarthy era in 1953 by Arthur Miller; an American playwright. The McCarthy era was epitomized by the fear of Communism that Senator McCarthy whipped up. He fostered a witch hunt against anyone who disagreed with his views. Miller’s intention was that the play would be a parody of his own context (himself) with John Proctor quite evidently being a reflection of Miller. The witches in the play symbolized communism. A ‘Crucible’ can mean both; "a container

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    to investigate. The news may uncover information that a higher authority was trying to keep from the public. So when you see something new more than likely a journalist just uncovered new details. The McCarthy era is a good example of new discovery. Senator Joseph McCarthy has been attached the era that is known for the fear of the spread of Communism. At first, the

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    them. As groupthink is featured prominently in both The Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy Era, Miller uses the trials to show similarity between the two events. With the correlation between the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy era it is indisputable that the two of them have contributed to the rise of influence of paranoia. The media has gained power over the years, this is evident by the fact that Joseph McCarthy portrayed not only Arthur Miller, but other artists as a communist during the time

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