Chaos to be Repeated
Its funny when we look back on ourselves and let the same mistake
happen again, just like the Salem witch trials, which were retold in the book The
Crucible, and the McCarthy hearings. Although they are not exactly the same
they have many similarities. The Salem witch trials were started by a little girl
that was having an affair with her boss and when he stopped the affair she
accused his wife of being a witch to get back at her. During the McCarthy
hearings people started getting accused of being a communist because of the
scare that there were spies from Russia that looked and acted just like normal
Americans that wanted to use their intelligence and nuclear weapons against us.
In both of those events there were scrutinizing questions and accusations that
were completely bogus. Its a wonder that we let history repeat itself in another
form. In both the Salem witch trials in the 1600's , and in the 1950's with the
McCarthy hearings well known and important people were accused, the officials
pressured people to confess and give names, and people just stood there and
watched all this happed.
Very important and famous people were accused that were innocent in both
The Crucible and the McCarthy hearings. In The Crucible Rebecca Nurse, probably
the holiest person in Salem at that time, was accused of being a witch. People
could not believe that because if she was to be accused then what did that mean
for the rest of them? In a conversation with Mr. Nurse Reverend Hale said
"Believe me, Mr. Nurse if Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothings left to stop
the whole green world from burning."(The Crucible, Pg. 71) Almost the same thing
happened in the 1950's with...