The Crucible Historical Force

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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. A form of Historical force in The Crucible is Abigail and her control and manipulation over the people in Salem by imprinting the idea of witches and the devil being amongst the townspeople. Then 243 years later it is Joseph McCarthy who in Wheeling, West Virginia proclaimed that he…show more content…
Historical Force is the past trying to teach us something it is a force which keeps history from repeating itself. It is the mistakes done in the past and this keeps it from happening in the future. It is how we learn from the past and use it as guideline to better ourselves in the future. This is not the case with The Crucible and McCarthyism. Since we did not learn from the past and it repeated itself. This form of accusing someone of something has been seen in the year 2001 as well. When the twin towers were brought down people of muslim descent were discriminated against and persecuted due to their heritage. During the time people were accusing almost any muslim person of being a terrorist. People are doomed to do the same thing when they are scared and they don't trust the very people that live amongst them. This is Historical force present as history is doomed to repeat
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