The Crucible By Arthur Miller And The Red Scare During The Mccarthy Era

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Taking one look into The Crucible by Arthur Miller will let you in on just how brutal and cruel the Red Scare was in the MCcarthy era. An example of this would be when Danforth was discussing the hangings. In today’s age, hanging is considered barbaric. “You misunderstand, sir, I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just” (Miller 119). Danforth is discussing these hangings like they’re nothing, like it’s just the norm to hang 12 people plainly from the assumption of wrongdoing. I think for the book as a whole, jumping to conclusions and acting out in violence is a massive problem. It’s plain to see that these people are so into their religion and devotion to God, that they are willing to take lives at even the slightest suspicion of the devil. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory for the Red Scare during the McCarthy era in the 1950’s because of false rumors, the consequences of being a witch/communist, and the fear/anxiety of being accused.

Most normal people, like in today’s world, just wanted to be in a political group they felt comfortable in, but some weren’t even safe to do that. A small percentage of the time, people might have been accused rightfully so, but the
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When a town already has a reputation for being anxious, adding the fear of being accused is the worst thing that could happen. Society doesn’t need more problems to stress out about. Being accused for a crime you didn’t do is tough enough, but dealing with the consequences is tougher. If people are protecting themselves, it's only natural to blame others before yourself. Third finger pointing can ruin not only cities, but lives too. When it comes down to it, everyone is just trying to get through the day. Being honest and truthful is the best choice for any

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