1 in order to bring home the emotional power of the salem witch trials, devote time to a whole-class dramatic reading of arthur miller's the crucible assign your students to the roles, giving different students an opportunity to play each character if you like. Introduction the crucible is arthur miller’s dramatization of the salem witch trials of 1692/93 set in salem, massachusetts, the play enacts the hysteria and irrational hunt, trial, and execution of innocent people caught up in a personal and superstitious web of accusations. The salem witchcraft trials in massachusetts during 1692 resulted in nineteen innocent men and women being hanged, one man pressed to death, and in the deaths of more than seventeen who died in jail. Assignment 54 compare/contrast essay 11-15-13 salem witch trials v mccarthyism the salem witch trials and the era known as mccarthyism have many similarities as well as differences, both reveal times in history when the people weren’t united as one. The salem witch trials were a regretable episode in colonial american history in salem, massachusetts, in 1692, numerous innocent people were convicted on charges of making pacts with devils and demons and executed by hanging the trials themselves were a farce, including the submission of 'evidence' such as a fondness for cats or the pressence of a wart.
Anne ambrosio ap united states history due: september 30, 2013 mrs schwint essay period 1 during america’s colonial times, many conflicts arose from social tensions two events which similarly reflected these social tensions were the salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and the bacon rebellion of 1676 bacon’s rebellion was a result of social tensions in the chesapeake region. Compare and contrast salem witch trials v mccarthyism essay the salem witch trials of 1692 represent a part of new england history that is unique in the entire history of the united states of america and, in some respect, also in the history of witch hunts all over the world. The salem witch trials investigated the conduct of citizens in three counties of colonial massachusetts: essex, suffolk and middlesex originating as a symptom of the cold war, which was a period of history when communist and democratic ideologies clashed, the red scare of the 1950s was international in scope. In six pages this historical overview of the maori people examines its pride, trials, and tribulations as portrayed in this text b comparative view of salem's witch trials in five pages this paper contrasts and compares the views of the salem witch trials presented in francis hill's a delusion of sata.
By using the salem witch trials as an allegory to mccarthyism, arthur miller is able to highlight the similarities of the use of fear, justice, and zealotry in both societies the common themes shared by the witch hunts and red scare will continue to be relevant throughout history. In the same way, during the salem witch trials, people could be tried and executed by their neighbors accusing them with no evidence, due to the fear of witches the crucible is an excellent play contrasting the two. Salem witch trials had to do with a group of girls accusing women for witch craft, while in mccarthyism a man accused people for being communist. The salem witch trials 1202 words | 5 pages the salem witch trials were a prime part of american history during the early 17th century during this time, religion was the prime focus and way of life within colonies.
Inspired by the mccarthy hearings of the 1950s, arthur miller's play, the crucible, focuses on the inconsistencies of the salem witch trials and the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas miller bases the play on the historical account of the salem witch trials. Salem witch trials v mccarthyism compare and contrast the salem witch trials to mccarthyism be specific mention some of the examples from the webquest and seeing red article this blog does not have to include a quote, but it must be over six sentences in length. Comparison/contrast: mccarthyism v salem witch trials mccarthyism hunt for communists salem witch tr 4 concepts of compare/contrast tenets of puritanism a summary of the crucible by arthur miller definition of crucible comparison/contrast: mccarthyism v salem witch trials mccarthyism.
The salem witch trials were limited to the town of salem, massachusetts the red scare is said to be the most effected of world war i many of the communist and anarchist ideas were developed around and because of the war. The time of the salem witch trials is deservingly referred to as a crucible those accused where put in a melting pot to test their purity, and they were severely tested the innocent were punished in salem. John proctor (march 30, 1632 – august 19, 1692) was a landowner in the massachusetts bay colonyhe was the son of john proctor, sr (1594–1672) and martha harper (1607–1667) he was hanged on august 19, 1692 in salem village, massachusetts bay colony during the salem witch trials after being falsely accused and convicted for witchcraft. Credit goes to arthur miller for his play the crucible, which was part of my reference for this project it also goes to history of massachusetts blog, salem witch trials document archive and transcription project, the salem journal, wikipedia, and the salem times.
Escaping salem: the other witch hunt of 1692 (new narratives in american history) by richard godbeer, professor of history at the university of miami the stamford historical society recently received a copy of. Two of the major events of our time are the witchunts of the salem witch trials and mccarthyism in these two events there are many similarities like the anger and fear that went on, but however, there is a lot of contrast between the two, such as the consequences. The salem witch trials are infamous in american history they inspired arthur miller's play the crucible, which takes place during the trials there are many differences and similarities between the play and historical fact.