Why I Wrote The Crucible Analysis

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In the article “Why I Wrote The Crucible”, Arthur Miller explores the relationship he observed between Joseph McCarthy's hunt for “Reds” and the Salem witch trials. Miller explains how the similarities led him to write The Crucible. The article makes the reader question if there are still witch hunts today. The play was written right after World War II, which ended in 1945, and was written when the United States was becoming concerned of the Soviet Union gaining so much power. According to a number of governmental committees and investigations started to rise. The most famous were those conducted by Joseph McCarthy,who claimed to have a list containing the names of many communists and Soviet spies who worked for the American government. Miller

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