Examples Of Allegory In The Crucible

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‘The Crucible’ is an allegory for the McCarthyism Red Scare era of the 1950s. An Allegory is a story that can be interpreted on both a literal and a symbolic level. Arthur Miller uses the Salem witch trials as a symbolic story of what happened to him. The allegory that was created between ‘The Crucible’ and The Red Scare is that people were being accused of something that was false. The connection between ‘The Crucible’ and the Red Scare is that the authorities were not protecting the people, instead they were prosecuting the people who were falsely accused.The two stories were similar because many people made false accusations to protect themselves. The allegory between ‘The crucible’ is that people get accused of witchcraft the same as people

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