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09/08/2019

Compare and Contrast how McCarthyism is conveyed in the novel 1984 and the play “The Crucible”?

QUESTION
Compare and Contrast how McCarthyism is conveyed in the novel 1984 and the play “The Crucible”?
I need to write an essay comparing and contrasting how McCarthyism is conveyed in the novel 1984 by George Orwell and the play “The Crucible”.

an introduction to help me get started would be great. Thanks.

ANSWER
Hello…

McCarthyism vs. The Crucible

Many tragic events in the history of our country have parallels with other tragic events. When an important event does happen in our county, writers find fuel for their writing in the details of the event. There are many similarities between the McCarthy Era and the play written by Arthur Miller, The Crucible.
McCarthyism, or the time known as the McCarthy Era, dominated our country from 1950-1954. During this time, there were many hearings in which people suspected of being related in some way to communism were interviewed and forced to give up names of others. If they refused to give up names of others, they were put in prison.
On February 9th, 1950, Joseph McCarthy, a senator from Wisconsin, made a speech claiming to have a list of people in the State Department that were thought to be members of the American Communist Party…

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