These moments demonstrate how reality can mirror fiction and vice versa, even if it didn’t exactly mean to happen. Things such as the bribery and calling out of the people cultivating the fear are things that were common with Arthur Miller and John Proctor, the character in the play being one of his creations as well. All of this culminates into the fact, as previously stated, reality and fiction go hand in hand on how they react to one
With the aid of two female accomplices, Pearl Elliott and Mary Kinder, Dillinger put the escape plan in motion. He arranged for several guns to be packed in a box of thread, and smuggled into the shirt factory. The prison break was set for September 27, 1933.Having some time on his hands, Dillinger decided to visit lady friend Mary Longnaker in Dayton, Ohio, whom he had met earlier that year. Unfortunately, the police had been stalking him through much of this time as he gathered the funds for the prison break. After receiving a tip from his landlady, they stormed into Mary’s room and arrested Dillinger.
The Manchurian Candidate is a movie based during the end of the Korean War in the early 1950’s. In the movie, Raymond Shaw, who was a U.S. soldier was brainwashed by communist. When he returns home to New York, Shaw and his commander Marco have recurring nightmares. Marco goes on to visit Shaw, and while that happens, Shaw’s mother runs the political career of her husband which is Shaw’s stepfather. Shaw’s mother is responsible for the brainwashing of her son so that she could help her husband with the presidential election.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is about the corruption, lying, strict actions of the Salem witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Miller was inspired to write this play to relate to the era of McCarthyism during the 1950’s that he and American citizens were experiencing. In the 1950’s Joseph McCarthy starting accusing public figures of being guilty of treason by supporting the communist party (of Russia). But McCarthy had no physical proof or evidence that suggested his wild accusations. The accusations caused havoc in America, hundreds imprisoned, and thousands to lose their job.
In the “murder” theory, it essentially claims that Rudolf Hess was liquidated by the British government during his temporary imprisonment in London and a British operative was just posing for him in the Nuremburg trials to cover up the machination. Contrary to the murder theory, the suicide postulate is very straightforward-Hess committed suicide in 1987 from his mental conditions and his numerous suicide attempts in the past. Irrevocably, aside from Hess’s death theories, his departure remains as an enigma in world history, reflecting the very nature of his past life and actions. Rudolf Hess’s mystery is just another addition to the stockpile of undiscovered schemes and classified events of the remorseless Nazi
During the 1950’s Joseph McCarthy brought upon a new fera in the United States, the fear of Communism, McCarthy proclaimed that government officials were communist spies. This can also be seen/ compared to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93. In Salem people were accusing each other of being witches. A book that I referred back to many times was The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, which gave a well written representation of the mass hysteria during the Salem witch trials which can be compared to The Red Scare. This can be a representation of Historical Force as history repeats itself once again from The Salem Witch Trials to almost 300 years later during The Red Scare and from the 2001 fear/accusations of middle eastern people.
In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Time, Mark Haddon displays great instances of illusions that influence Christopher’s understanding of his surroundings. The novel describes about Christopher’s investigation of Wellington’s death after the moment that Christopher finds Wellington’s body in Mrs. Shear’s property. However, Christopher’s father becomes disappointed when Christopher talks about Wellington’s investigation. Christopher was not aware that his father was responsible for Wellington’s murder, but he developed a reasoning that his father could kill him after finding that he killed Wellington. He cannot distinguish between realities and illusions, so he would believe his father when he said that Christopher’s mother, Mrs.Boone, passed away.