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Austin - 1 Jacque Austin Mrs. Lewis AP English III – 4 3 November 2006 The Crucible Persuasive Case Study The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, responds to America’s hunt for Communists in the 1930’s through the 1950’s. It is an allegory, a story in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events. . Beginning in the 1930’s, communism began to create a wave of paranoia and hysteria. In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy declared 205 people Communists, which later he reduced to 57 (History). McCarthy became the central cause of hysteria in the nation. He “sparked an anti-communist hysteria…across the nation” (History). His seemingly sensible accusations were selfish and gave him publicity that he needed in coming elections. He was only interested in helping himself, just like Abigail Williams in The Crucible . Because of his outlandish charges and his “crusade” to find Communists, this era came to be known as the McCarthyism era. An American Communist Party
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