The Crucible Analysis Essay

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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. In McCarthy’s speech, which began the Communist hunt, states facts about government workers who held obvious communism traits, such as one man he mentioned, Gustave Duran, who
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During The Red Scare, there was a huge breakout of mass hysteria due to fears about the threat of communism . The way the US responds to Communism threat is: “A number of government officials took strong, and sometimes unlawful, actions against labor leaders, foreigners, and others” ( 165) …… Similarly to The Crucible, the people who were put on trial and accused without proper evidence were innocent which caused mass hysteria as well. An example from Mary Warren tries to tell the lies that the girls are covering: “I cannot tell how, but I did. I - I heard the other girls screaming, and you, Your Honor, you seemed to believe them, and I - It were only sport in the beginning, sir, but then the whole world cried spirits, spirits, and I - I promise you, Mr. Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I did not.” (Miller
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