While Corey broke conformity to do what was right, Betty did quite the opposite. Betty is the best direct representation of the American government of the 1950s. The government of the time served as McCarthy 's puppet, doing whatever he told them and arresting anyone he told them to. In The Crucible, the group of girls act as the government, jumping on the band wagon when Abigail accused others of witchcraft. This is seen in Act 1 when Betty starts naming people she said she saw with the Devil because Abigail started doing it.
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
Obviously Booth deserved to die because of the crime he had committed, but what about the others? Mary Surratt, David Herold, Lewis Powell, and George Atzerodt were the co-conspirators most involved in Lincoln's assassination. In the book Chasing Lincoln's Killer, all of these conspirators were all hung for their part in the conspiracy, but did they all deserve it? ; George Atzerodt may have been the exception. Out of the people listed above George Atzerodt may not have deserved the punishment he received.
A person who even somewhat agreed with Communism and used their 1st Amendment rights to convey their idea could be discriminated against and blacklisted from many jobs, and even if they were not a Communist, the same could happen even with little to no proof, just as the supposed witches are in The Crucible. Slightly earlier in the play, upon Hale’s return to Salem, he believes that he has “blood on [his] head” because he arrested many people who were accused of witchcraft (and some hung for
For example, he raised “hush money” for the burglars, he destroyed evidence, fired uncooperative staff members. He even tried to get the FBI to stop the investigation of the crime. Some of Nixon’s aides testified before a grand jury about the president’s crimes. They also testified that Nixon had secretly taped every conversation that took place in the Oval Office. All the prosecutors needed was to get their hands on those tapes.
After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005). In addition to working sun up to sun down in adverse conditions, his friends don 't understand that at any moment those jobs could be gone, gone to outsourcing or just the fact that the market changes and manufacturers can no longer remain competitive. Attending college and working full time is a challenge in its own, getting to experience what it is like to work with other people who either lacked the resources to attend college or never got the chance to go, showed him what it would be like for him if he didn 't attend college and made him want to gain his degree that much more. In personal experience I have seen the same, working in the construction field all my life I knew I
There are two ways that stick out to me that The Crucible is an allegory for McCarthyism. In Salem the people accused were “tried and the court had the power to hang them” (52) if they didn’t confess and accuse others of being witches. This same thing happened during McCarthyism, those accused were assumed guilty, put on trial, and expected to accuse other people of being Communist. Since the girls were “all marvelous pretenders” (106) and lied about actually seeing spirits they ruined lives of many people. This same thing happened with McCarthyism, since McCarthy claimed he had a list of over 200 names of Communists in political positions he ruined lives as well.
Forty years later the Courts are now questioning if they had made a mistake and put an innocent man in jail. Partly because of this case, Canadians abolished the death penalty. This innocent man unfortunately had to spend a lot of years in jail for a murder he did not commit. If Canada had not got rid of the death penalty Truscott would have been executed. These are just a few of the people who have been executed.
Paranoia is a great motive and a sufficient drive for people. As Newton’s law states, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This was the most probable case that happened in the Red Scare back in the 1950’s. This tragedy that happened began with a United States Senator James McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities proclaiming and dictating that Communists had infiltrated the government and even society as well. Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible began with the pretense that these trials were more or less something of a comical sense.
The Crucible is a play about the Salem witch trials, written as an allegory for McCarthyism and the Red Scare in the 1950s America. It follows characters through lies, hypocrisy, and false allegations of witchcraft, and explains how human nature caused a witch hunt. The Abigail’s attempts to save her own reputation is contrasted with Elizabeth’s desire to save her husband’s reputation after their affair. In the end, both efforts to uphold reputations have detrimental results. Arthur Miller is criticizing the outrage an unnecessary obsession with one 's reputation can cause, including lies, deceit, and