Essay Comparing The Crucible And Mccarthyism

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There has been many major events that have made the world what it is today. The Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism were two of these events. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible to emphasize the dreadful time that was going on in many parts of the world in 1962. The Crucible told real events of what happened in the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism. Both The Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism have some similarities and differences. During this time there was a mass hysteria, which is a phenomenon that transmits collective delusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, through a population in society as a result of rumors or fear. In both McCarthyism and the Salem Witch Trials people were accused with little evidence. During the Salem Witch Trials in 1962, “A group of young girls in Salem Village, …show more content…
Witchcraft is the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells and the invocation of spirits. Mary Schons states, “In January 2009, a young girl was burned alive, accused of being a witch and infecting men with HIV/AIDS. A month later, a father and son were also burned to death after being accused of witchcraft” (Schons). Witchcraft and the belief in witches are increasing around the world still today. In many different states, people still believe in witches today. Some think witches are real because of what people call today a “witch doctor”. Some think that if they have good or bad luck, it is because a witch has cursed them. Witchcraft still is believed in the world today, and will be for many years.
Many people's lives were ruined because of five young girls and a self-centered man. The Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism both have similarities and differences. Both had innocent people accused of something they did not even do. In Salem, two hundred people were accused and twenty were hung in this dreadful time. These are just a few of the world's tragic