The Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism were very complex events in our time. McCarthy also relates to Abigail in The Crucible, because they both made false accusations against innocent people. The fear, anger and differences were very important in both events. A single man garners the attention of two hundred eyes as he unintentionally clears his throat. In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy delivered a speech that shocked America; he accused the Truman administration of being involved with communists. Naturally, many people that were accused of being witches chose to plead guilty because it was the only way that they would be able to live. Because of these rich and controversial topics, Arthur Miller wrote his play, The Crucible, which demonstrates all of these issues.
Miller wrote this play as a critique of McCarthyism, but distanced it by using the Salem Witch Trials as the setting. The Salem witch trials and McCarthyism pretty much go hand in hand. Moral laws and state laws are the same and someone's personal life must obey these moral laws, or that person represents a threat to the public good. It is a common belief that witch hunts are things of the past. It is a human tendency to protect oneself and have no regards for others. Suddenly, the dull sound that only wood can make as it slams into an desk echoes for what may as well be all eternity.
These people were afraid to support or say anything related to communist because they knew that if they did they would get in trouble. During the times of the Red Scare and the Salem witch trials, this was common everyday life. It was found that there were only a few differences between the people and their actions in both time periods and many of these were quite inconsequential in the end. She made Betty do it. McCarthy destroyed the lives of thousands of potentially innocent people. McCarthyism The Fear One parallel that I find between McCarthyism and The Crucible was the fear that was present during these times.
Miller's style was very simple; he knew that to capture the deep history of the time he had to commit himself to re-capture the way in which the people spoke to detain the truth in his writing. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a drama of the true story which took place during the seventeenth century. All of the accusations were false, and also fictitious. The goals of the protagonists of The Crucible and Good Night, and Good Luck were nearly identical in every way. This represents hope that the future may be different. Both Bob Dylan and Arthur Miller expose the irony of the time period called McCarthyism.
Elizabeth Proctor's Pregnancy: Elizabeth's execution is stalled on account of her pregnancy. The main difference between McCarthyism and is that McCarthyism was a real political period in the United States when Senator McCarthy tried to scare people that communism was leaking into our government but as for the crucible it was a group of people that was just accusing other people of witchcraft. How does this affect us, why does it happen. In both events, innocent people were accused and mass hysteria was generated through public trials. It can also be observed that when the accusations began in both the cases of McCarthy and Abigail, they targeted those citizens of lower class and social standing. As I previously mentioned, the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism were quite similar.
It is learly shown that both protagonists achieved their similar goals, regardless of the extreme differences in consequences. Let him sign it, let him sign it. This quote was said by Abigail right before she started to accuse people and shows how she was a symbol for the hysteria because she decided to protect her name by confessing and accusing other people. I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! While more contemporary examples of such circumstances include concepts such as McCarthyism, it is generally accepted that the most classic example of all such social tragedies based on fear and ignorance is that of the colonial era's Salem Witch Trials. It becomes apparent that John struggles to be accepted and forgiven by Elizabeth, even when she disappoints him. This was very similar to the situation in Salem two hundred years earlier. The Crucible: Arthur Miller wrote it.
The Crucible, essentially an allegory, uses the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials to symbolize the 1950s anti-Communist purges Bloom. Could his thirst for vengeance for those accused fuel him to over-exaggerate what happened in order to prove a point. The Crucible: Delusional girls make unsubstantiated claims about the existence of witches in Salem. He exaggerated and exploited the evidence and ruined many reputations. Miller's message is that the Salem witch trials were wrong, they were destroying innocent individuals with no real evidence. These hangings came from the result of villagers blaming each other trying in order to save their own lives.
You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! These hearings brought government workers, college professors, playwrights and Hollywood screen writers, actors, artists, musicians, gays, Jews and anyone with a goatee under suspicion. I will sum up which points have a bigger effect on her intentions and motivations and the effect she has on the characters of the play. The people of Salem believed in the devil and thought that witchcraft should be hunted out. During this time, Joseph McCarthy, a United States senator from Wisconsin, began accusing people of being communists or communist sympathizers, which is parallel to the Salem witch trials in the late 1690s when innocent people were accused of practicing witchcraft. The people knew that they were supposed to act a certain way and if they were caught doing anything related to witchcraft, they would have to pay the price and could be hung if found guilty.