Similarities Between The Red Scare And The Crucible

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The final thing that the Red Scare and “The Crucible” share is that the accusers did not have intentions of doing good, but instead only sought for self wants and needs. For example in “The Crucible” Abigail Williams and John Proctor had sex while John was married to his wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth had been cold to John and John’s wants were not being fulfilled so Abigail capitalized upon the opportunity presented. Abigail falls for John but John wants nothing to do with her. When the Witch Trials began Abigail accused John’s wife of witchcraft hoping to remove her from the picture and make room for herself. She does not care that Elizabeth could die but only looked out for herself. Similarly, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy only looked out for his