The Crucible is a clear representation of the era of McCarthyism. The McCarthyism Era was an era when people around the country were being accused of being Communist spies. This event was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy and Human Un-America Activities Committee (HUAC). Thousands of Americans were being investigated relentlessly and some lost their jobs to this outbreak of hysteria. The Crucible directly related to the events in the McCarthyism Era. For example, the village of Salem in The Crucible is a highly religious Puritan community. In the Puritans belief system, it is thought that the woods are the resting/hiding place of the Devil, thus making the Salem community surrounded by Evil essentially. In the McCarthyism era, it is felt as though the US was in the same situation but instead of the Devil all around them, it was communism. With China in the East and the Soviet Union in most of Europe, it isn’t too hard also fall into this belief that America had been infiltrated by Communist spies. Within the McCarthyism era many Americans were investigated and interrogated by the Government and Private companies. Many of these accusations were made with little to no evidence. In The Crucible one could be prosecuted based off of spectral evidence alone. During the McCarthyism era reporters in the media were too scared to speak out against McCarthy for fear that they too would be accused. Likewise, in The Crucible the town folk were also afraid to speak against the court in…
How do Conrad and McCarthy make what’s horrible, so interesting?
Both Conrad and McCarthy have a way of enticing the reader to feel somewhat repulsed and horrified yet also intrigued. People have a natural tendency to be morbidly curious, for example we become captivated and cannot look away from horrible car crashes. Psychologists and scientists believe that we tend to look at car accidents because the accident provides the observer with a close encounter without being directly involved. Similarly…
Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) gave his name to one of the most destructive and controversial pathologies in U.S. political history. “McCarthyism” has become synonymous with reckless opportunism, cruel and baseless accusation, and bullying coercion. The way in which the word is used has changed since McCarthy’s brief time in the public eye, but it is still one of the dirtiest words in American politics. The term ‘Mcarthyism’, basically means baseless accusation in an oppressive atmosphere…
How to Identify and Use Parallel Structure
NCTE/ IRA # 6
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions
Central Focus (CF)
CCSS ELA 9‐10.L.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
1.) Use parallel structure.
Identifying and Parallel Structure.
I can read, hear, and understand the purpose and flow of parallel structure.
Students will analyze sentence…
The Neolithic era would’ve been a more preferable era to live in because it gave more of a variety than the Paleolithic era. The variety it gave was in lifestyle, tools, economy, and health. Even though the apes that lived in that era didn’t live long, it seemed more beneficial. Their food sources and the way they were able to eat included less labor than it did during the Paleolithic era.
The Neolithic era provided more such as agriculture, pottery, social…
Find the equation for the line that has a parallel slope to the equation , and runs through the point (-2, 1).
Using the slope intercept formula, find the value of the y-intercept ‘b’. The ‘b’ value represents the distance e from the origin where the line crosses the y axis.
Write down known values from given equation and the ordered pair. The slope of two parallel lines is the same. Therefore we know that the value of ‘m’ is the same as ‘m’ in the original equation. ‘x’ and ‘y’ values represent…
resonance that was like a
music among them and they were none of them afraid horse nor colt nor mare and
they ran in that resonance which is the world itself and which cannot be spoken but
This sentence gives off a sense of movement. Mccarthy even said “the spring flowers ran”. Flowers can’t actually run. But he used the word run to describe the distance and colors of the flowers. The colors he chose for the flowers were also important. He’s dreaming and that’s a good thing.The “spring…
April 6, 2014
Parallels Between Carter and Euripides
In both Euripides’ “Medea,” and Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber,” there are several themes that shape the stories these writers created. These parallelisms include violence and revenge, and marriage and infidelity. While they both cover similar themes, the writers interpret them in their own ways.
Euripides famous Greek tragedy “Medea,” contains some of the most graphic violence of its time…
quotation marks etc. This could suggest in the new world there is no electricity etc and only exist in very limited amounts. They are always “carrying the fire” and as long as they are carrying it they will be safe and secure. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy the main character through the pattern of the hero’s journey, goes on a journey in a post apocalyptic world to gain freedom and a sense of hope when there is none.
The first stage that the son must undergo to complete his quest is known as the…
Speech of Joseph McCarthy, Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950
Date: This document was created on February 9, 1950.
Author: The author of this document is Joseph McCarthy
Audience: The intended audience of this document was the entire American population.
Why was this document written: I believe McCarthy wrote this speech to inform the American people of the ever increasing dominance of communism and how he believed that these people were involved in the American government. He…