Witch Hunts In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible is a 1953 play Arthur Miller. It is a exaggerated story of the Salem witch trials that took place during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an story of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government banned suspected communists. This play outlines the witch hunts that happened during this time. I do not believe that the witch hunts were ever justified. The history of witch hunts, a witch-hunt is a search for people categorized as "witches" or signs of witchcraft, often involving great panic. The classical period of witch hunts in Early Modern Europe were between 1450 to 1750, resulting in an estimated 35,000 to 100,000 executions. The biblical justification: Exodus 22:18, “Thou shall not permit a sorceress to live.”(Witch Hunts and…show more content…
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