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History Repeated It is hard to believe how one single person can gain so much power Enough power to falsely accuse many people of something they are not Through the fear of a society one person can control everyone and everything Senator Joseph McCarhty had that power for four years McCarthy was not well-liked but he learned how to be feared through his accusations of communism against many US government officials Abigail Williams was feared by the town of Salem Massachusetts through her accusations of witchcraft against many respected townspeople Arthur Miller used literary devices in The Crucible to represent the ideals of a Puritan society and to convey the hidden parallels suggesting history repeats itself through the destructiveness of McCarthyism and the Salem witch trials Miller relied heavily on metaphors within The Crucible to show that the Puritans ways and attitudes were not always as pure as they claimed Its winter in here yetMiller 51 This quote metaphorically represented the coldness and separation between the characters John and Elizabeth Proctor John Proctor has tried to make amends with his wife for the affair he had with Abigail Williams Miller wrote this to show there are always flaws within a society even the puritans made mistakes Its warm as blood beneath the clods50 Miller used this for two purposes one represented what the Putnums were searching for and the second foreshadowed something evil and bad coming The number of those accused of witchcraft started with only a few and quickly rose to around fifty-five innocent people As for McCarthys accusations of communism the first number was two hundred and five which increased over the next four years The amount of those accused of communism and witchcraft was so high because in both cases no hard evidence was needed to be found guilty The accused were thought of as guilty until proven innocent which is in contrast to today Miller used people and
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