Apartheid - Stickel & Murdock 1 Z. Stickel & Z....

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Stickel & Murdock 1 Mrs. Jacobs Period AB 10-20-06 Apartheid and The Crucible Written by Arthur Miller, The Crucible is a play based on the Salem witch trials, which took place in Salem, Massachusetts during the late 1600’s. Along with the Salem witch trials, there has been a couple of other well known “witch hunts” throughout history, such as the Holocaust and The McCarthy Hearings. However, there is one so called “witch hunt” that seems to be unfamiliar to many. During a period of about forty years, 1948 to 1994, the South African government began to enforce strict segregation laws that began to separate or break the South African people apart (Wikipedia). This period of time came to be known as Apartheid. The events of the Apartheid in South Africa and those of The Crucible are somewhat similar to one another in more ways than one. Even though The Crucible is only based on a true happenings, and the Apartheid in South Africa took place hundreds of years after the Salem witch trials, there can be several significant connections made between each of these so called “witch hunts”. Fear was a major leading cause for much of the hysteria taking place in both the
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