The Crucible Red Scare Analysis

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The play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, mimics the red scare in the 1950’s about the spread of communism using the Salem witch trials to represent how the people of the United States acted toward the spread of communism. Arthur Miller used parody, exaggeration and irony well to break down the way America acted in the 1950’s towards the red scare.
Arthur Miller used parody well in The Crucible by showing how it relates to the red scare. Danforth says “Danforth. Now hear me, and beguile yourselves no more. I will not receive a single plea for pardon or postponement. Them that will not confess will hang. Twelve are already executed”(MIller 125). This shows that the people from the 1950’s had their life ruined for something that didn 't have any evidence. Miller shows parody by writing “The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom” (Miller 66). This shows how the witch hunt was like the communist hunt in the 1950’s [run-on sentence] the government was like the church and the people were being hunted for something they might not [missing word] had anything to do with. Miller shows parody by writing “His breast heaving, his eyes staring, Proctor tears the paper and
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During the 1950’s the red scare upon them and the government was surly after anyone that supported communism especially people in hollywood, actors writers filmmakers if you had pull over the people and you showed any sign of communism you were gone. Saying that Miller writing The Crucible was a very risky thing to do at the time but showed that he was not afraid to show his opinion and wasn 't going to back down and be afraid. Miller was a great writer and used all of his skills to write the crucible. With all of it said Miller used parody, exaggeration and irony well to break down the way America acted in the 1950’s towards the red
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