Essay On The Crucible Red Scare

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Title: How the Red Scare Relates to “The Crucible”

Red scare formed in 1919 the climax of the Red scare is when the conflict between the Soviet Union and the United states intensifies During the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. It caused the Americans thinking that the communists are a big Threat to them. The United States took actions to prevent the red scare taking over the United States which caused McCarthyism to form. McCarthyism is a practice of false accusations without any proof. The play “The Crucible” is about the Salem witch trials which happened around in the early 1600’s, basically people are falsely being accused and killed because lawyers and people think that they had something to do with the devil. The red scare happened in 1919, it’s a “hysteria over the perceived threat posed by communists in the United states became known as red scare,” (History.com Staff). Then, McCarthyism started, it’s basically “accusations heightens the political tension of the times,” (Arthur Miller). The United States are basically infiltrating people because they think that they had something to do with communism, many writers and actors are a
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“Hale was a “broken minister” (Proctor, Act 2), McCarthy was a broken senator,” (Oksana, Z.V). When, “The Crucible” was written, it’s supposed to replicate the Americans governments actions during the red scare. “everyone was affected by the witch trials, and in America, everyone was affect by the Red Scare,” (Oksana, Z.V). In “The Crucible” “Parris Represents the American government, and Abigail, who represents traitors such as Gustave and the corrupt in power like McCarthy, was a threat to the system of governing.” (Oksana, Z.V). The connections between the “The Crucible” and the Red Scare is that they both had to do something with broken systems and they had to do something with the event known as the Red
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