Theme Of Mccarthyism In The Crucible

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The Crucible In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, you can see the basis of McCarthyism throughout the play. It is shown in three main parts throughout the play. There is the basis of an “evil power”, the accusation of other people, and the realization of wrongdoing in the end. At the start of the play, Betty Parris lay ill to no known medical reason and her father is trying find a way to help his sick daughter. When he asks to keep the condition quiet, his niece says “Uncle, the rumor of witchcraft is all about” (Miller 1130). This is close to McCarthyism in the belief of a common enemy. McCarthyism was the fear of Communism and the hunt of communists. This is shown in play with the hunt of so-called witches. With the hunt of witches

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