“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
In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, passions turned into problems. Witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts became a remembered event since 1692. Three girls were said to have interactions with the devil. When they were confronted about it they denied every interaction the people who were convicted they would say they weren’t a witch and would bring someone else’s name into the equation. Those who would admit to being a witch would go to jail, but for those who denied having interaction with the devil would have been trialed and hung, so really, anyway you put it it’s a lose-lose situation.
The Crucible Essay Analysis “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”I agree with this quote from Karl Marx and it means when people repeat the history, it is a tragedy but when when people keep repeating it, then it would display the ignorance and stupidity of people. This quotes relates to the Crucible from Arthur Miller and the Red Scare in the past because of the similar background, consequences and victims in both stories. First, the Crucible and the Red Scare have similar background due to the fact that the Crucible in 1953 is written only a little later than the event of Red Scare. In Crucible, there is only one lead accuser of a crime of witchcraft is Abigail Williams and on the other side, the accuser was senator Joseph McCarthy. As The Crucible began with an actual witchery incident, The Red Scare began with accounts of communism within the American government.
While he’s in jail, Abigail asks him to run away with her to Boston so that they could be together and so that he wouldn’t get hung; John refuses. John is put on a trail and won’t confess to witchcraft, so he is hanged. The whole reason Abigail started all this witchcraft mess was so that she could get rid of Elizabeth and marry John, and John is the one who ends up getting killed. If Abigail and John never would have had an affair, then Abigail wouldn’t have wanted to marry him, and she wouldn’t have asked Tituba to do Voodoo, which is what gets the girls in trouble to start with. John and Abigail’s affair caused them to have a complicated relationship, which turned into Abigail doing Voodoo, which led to the girls getting caught and being accused of witchcraft.
The Crucible is an allegory to the Red Scare for many reasons, but one is that they are both run by lies spread by people to put themselves out of harm's way. The Crucible was written and used to express what was going on during this period with the Red Scare. “They were hounded by law enforcement… and fired them from their jobs” because of what they believed in their rule of terrorism, in The Crucible where people were hung because of their beliefs. Another example of The Crucible being an allegory to the Red Scare is how in The Crucible, Abigail Williams was over exaggerating her statement that she could see and talk to the devil. Just like how “McCarthy and Hoover… exaggerating that possibility” in the Red Scare.
journal #1- narrative Today I went into town in order to see what all this witchcraft commotion was all about. According to Reverend Parris his daughter, Betty, has been bewitched. All this sounds a bit crazy to me because the details do not add up. I see Abigail and hope not to make conversation with her, but eventually I am alone with her and she explains everything to me. She begins by declaring her love for me and how much she misses me and does not go a day without thinking about me.
Salem, being a very religious village, had very harsh consequences for those accused of witchcraft. During John Proctor's courtroom confession of the affair, Abigail continued to lie, denying the occurrence. The group of girls proceeded to cry during the hearing claiming they were freezing. Essentially making their last stand. Clearly Abigail will say or do anything to avoid punishment as she makes her final marks during the trials last legs.
With Abigail's careless act, the town is in despair, every time she would create a lie it would turn people against each other. Even when these group of people have been living with each other years, with one action from Abigail they are automatically believing each person is associated with the Devil. Questioningly, Abigail says “Why? Why do you come, yellow bird?” (Miller.3.991). Once again, Abigail uses spectral evidence to get her way.