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During American history there has been an event that unquestionably parallels that of the witch trials in Arthur Millers The Crucible The Red Scare is such an event The Red Scare was a time in history when the United States was in apprehension of the communist government of Russia In the Salem witch trials people were in trepidation of witchcraft the same way that Americans were in apprehension of communism Distinguishing attributes are comparable between that of The Crucible by Arthur Miller and the Red Scare in American history During the time period when the witch trials occur in The Crucible people are forced to either confess to the crime of witchery or shove the blame towards a different person The trouble in The Crucible begins when Abigail Williams blames Tituba for the girls dancing in the woods when she says She made me do it She made Betty do it 40 act 1 The statement starts all the pandemonium that emerges in Salem That quote is a superb example that Miller presents in his dialog concerning the way people were acting during the time of the Red Scare Another instance of how people acted during the Red Scare is Mary Warren is stating that John Proctor is working along with the devil She says to the court that John is working with the devil when she exclaims My name he want my name Ill murder you he says if my wife hangs We must go and overthrow the court he says 110 act 3 The reason that Mary Warrens statement expresses that he is working with the devil is that the court and church are as one So being against the court means he is also against the church In the end of all the choas in The Crucible the thought that everyone must confess or die is clearly illustrated by Arthur Miller Another example in The Crucible that Arthur Miller parallels
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