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  • The Witch Hunt During The Mccarthy Era

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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

  • The Crucible Is An Allegory For The Red Scare In The Mccarthy Era

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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

  • Joseph Mccarthy And The Mccarthy Era

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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

  • Essay on The Crucible and the McCarthy Era

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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

  • The Crucible: An Allegory for the McCarthy Era Essay

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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

  • Social Media In Joseph Mccarthy Era

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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

  • The Right Of Free Speech

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    when he took action to restrict the printing of military news. Lincoln ordered his generals in the field to control the press and “crack down on speech critical of his administration” to limit dissent against the war effort. However, one historical era stands out as a decidedly pivotal test of

  • Arthur Miller's Good Night, And Good Luck

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    attention of viewers from his era, especially when reciting his famous monologues on air revealing McCarthy for what he is doing. McCarthy however, is only displayed through existing historic footage of him. This is accompanied by his gravelly and rather grating, monotonous voice, of which becomes repetitive and intrusive as the news team periodically look through footage of his speeches to use against him. This contrast of characterisation between Murrow and McCarthy clearly shows that they are respectively

  • Republican Wisconsin Senator, Joseph R. Mccarthy Essay

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    Republican Wisconsin senator, Joseph R. McCarthy, was originally a quiet senator who was fairly unknown and had done nothing extraordinary previous to 1950. The senator changed all that when he delivered a speech in February 1950, in which he leveled allegations that the State Department employed numerous Communists. He claimed to possess a list of these Communist employees, although that list was never produced (Tindall, George Brown, and David Emory Shi). Senator McCarthy’s attempt to gain publicity

  • Examples Of Fear In The Crucible

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    in fear. Hiding in plain sight, Communists were infiltrating the country. Including everyone from government employees to actors were being given orders to testify before congress. The truth behind this story is that an ambitious Senator, Joseph McCarthy had scared the country into dividing large groups of innocent Americans. The paranoia that ensued lead to a congressional committee accusing and in some cases imprisoning these citizens only for their alleged beliefs. Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible