The Crucible and McCarthyism

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The Crucible and McCarthyism The Communist "œwitch hunts" of the 1950s prompted Arthur Miller to write about the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials in his play, The Crucible. Miller captured the paranoia and hatred of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and made a controversial reference to his own society"s Witch Hunts during the 1950s.&...


Salem Witch Trial vs. McCarthyism

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This is what happened to many people in the Salem Witch Trials and in McCarthyism. ... In the Salem Witch Trials and in McCarthyism innocent people were accused of wrongdoing. In the Salem Witch Trials over a hundred people were accused of being witches. ... On the other hand, not everything that happened during the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism ...


The Crucible

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Annie Yingling 10/22/03 English 2 The Crucible McCarthyism in America was a time of fear and distrust in fellow Americans. These feelings were also felt during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Through his subtle connections, Arthur Miller"s play The Crucible efficiently shows the tyranny of consensus during...


mccarthyism in the crucible

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McCarthyism in The Crucible In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There is more to the play than the witch trials, though. ... The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in the spring of 1692 in a village shrouded with chaos. ... When writting The Crucible, Arthur&#...


Witch Trial Hysteria

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There are parallels between McCarthyism and the Salem witch trials in The Crucible; by examining the circumstances and details of both events they become evident. ... There where many opponents who were afraid to speak against blacklisting and the witch trials. ... on June 17, 2002 that "œIt would probably have never occurred to me to write a play&...


The Crucible and McCarthyism

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Arthur Miller"s The Crucible explores the Salem witch trials in great detail. However, there is more to the play than witch trials. ... In Arthur Miller"s The Crucible, there are plenty of parallels between Salem 1692 and America during the early 1950"s when the spread of McCarthyism was at its height. ... This finally enraged the people...



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This perception was caused by a number of factors, the main two being Millers public disapproval of McCarthyism and the parallels between the Salem Witch trials of The Crucible and the McCarthy hearings of Miller"s time. ... There are some difficulties in interpreting The Crucible as a strict allegorical treatment of 1950s McCarthyism. For one, there&...


The Crucible

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The Communist "œwitch hunts" of the 1950s prompted Arthur Miller to write about the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials in his play, The Crucible. Miller captured the paranoia and hatred of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and made a controversial reference to his own society"s Witch Hunts during the 1950s. ... In 1692 a major trage...


The crucible

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Arthur Miller"s The Crucible depicts the events of the Salem Witch Trials. Miller wrote the play in the 1950's during McCarthyism, while politician Joseph McCarthy sought to find hidden communists in the United States government. ... In The Crucible, Miller illustrates through the Salem Witch Trials the mass paranoia and hysteria that occurs when peo...


The crucible (a book review)

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It is a play that was published to remind people about the tragedy that happened years ago, the Salem witch trials that occurred in 1692. ... Although the story of the book is clearly about the Salem witch trials, there are certain questions that crossed my mind while reading. ... Based on books about the Salem witch trials, nineteen people...


The Crucible

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The Crucible Of the many plays Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible seems to be favored above the rest. The inspiration for this play came from an era during American history known as McCarthyism. ... McCarthyism can be compared to a very similar time in history known as the Salem Witch Trials. The trials were started based on the b...


What Lies Behind the Accusations of the Innocent?

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In the Salem Witch Trials, the accusations were clearly caused by the girls" own fears, and the fears of the community also led to the use of scapegoats for the evils of Salem. ... (Miller, "œWhy I Wrote" 160) Also, when observing the discrimination that has occurred as a result of the recent terrorist attacks on the Uni...


McCarthyism + base simalaritys to The Crucible

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The Crucible ? ... It is in this light that the play focuses on Salem, and the fictional events that befall them during the witch trials. ... After all, surly the public would be able to see themselves that the Salem witch trials where acts of ridiculous hysteria? ... In one speech during the great late witch hunt, McCarthy&...


McCarthyism In The Crucible

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Comparisons were often made during this time period and the 1690"s in which the Salem Witch trials occurred. The author, Arthur Miller, wrote The Crucible to show people McCarthyism was going far, to show the similarities in the time periods, and to help our nation use facts instead of fear. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible ...


Why is the play called the Crucible?

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Linking in with the play, and the meanings of the word crucible, is McCarthyism. McCarthyism was basically a modern day "witch hunt". The only real difference between the two hunts is the fact that McCarthyism was a hunt for communists and the witch-hunt was a hunt for witches. As in the Salem witch trials, the communists in America...


The Crucible

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This book is relevant today and is worth studying because it is essential for our knowledge and is important to know what it was like during the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in the 1900"s. Arthur Miller wrote this book to bring back the past of the Salem Witch Trials so that people could see what it was like, or at least re...


Arthur Miller\'s The Crucible vs. McCarthyism

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The McCarthy accusations and the Salem Witch Trials are two time periods in American history which demonstrate the outcomes and consequences in the lives of citizens when government authority and power is abused. ... In his play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the Salem Witch Trails of 1692. ... Another evident example of how the legal system...


The Crucible

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"œThe Crucible" by Arthur Miller is a play, which I found shocking yet, eye-opening. It is set in the Salem witch trials of 1692. ... The writer did well to bring the whole idea of McCarthyism into the play even though those episodes in history were hundreds of years apart. ...


The Crucible

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" Discuss this judgement of "The Crucible." ... Abigail Williams is the plays antagonist and she"s the whole reason the witch trials started. ... In "The Crucible" people were accused of being witches out of revenge. ... So they began to accuse innocent people just to save themselves, which is exactly what happened during the&#...


The Crucible

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Miller basically used information on the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy trials, in order to write The Crucible. ... In both the Salem Witch trials and the McCarthy trials people are seen as "œguilty until proven innocent," also. There are many parallels to these two trials in The Crucible. ... Although the charact...


Hysteria And The Crucible

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The Crucible is paralleled directly to the Salem Witch Trials and indirectly to the McCarthy hearings of the 1950"s. The story of The Crucible takes place against the background of the Salem Witch, trials but the themes lie much deeper. The main themes expressed in The Crucible relate to the events that occurred at both the Salem Witch Trials an...


The Crucible as a timeless play

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The evil of the Salem tragedy recreated by Miller lies within the system and the people who promoted the system for their own evil purposes. ... He saw many similarities between 1950s American "œMcCarthyism" and the 1692 witch-hunts, such as the completely exaggerated fear of a common evil, the mass overreaction due to fear and suspicion,...


Joseph McCarthyism

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When the Republicans took control of the presidency in 1952, "œMcCarthyism," as it is now known, spun out of control into a witch hunt-like frenzy that imprisoned everyone from politicians to film producers because of feared communist ties. ... "œThe Crucible," a play about the Salem witch trials of the sev...


Arthur Miller

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Crucible also means a harsh trial or examination. ... According to Raymond Williams, The Crucible is a powerfully successful dramatization of the notorious witch trials of Salem. ... Miller used the Salem Witch Trials of the 17th century, to make an indirect, but assertive comment upon McCarthyism in American life (Richard Watt, Jr. 536). ... However...