The play reflects Miller’s ideas and opinions about Mc Carthyism and what he thinks are the similarities to the Salem witch hunts.Proctor is the main character Millers uses to reflect the unfairness of the Salem and Mc Carthy trials and how the truth died in the 1950s In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, feminism was not only allowed, but encouraged.
Near the end of Act IV, Hale tells Elizabeth that following religion is not worth it if religion can justify the death of so many innocent people without credible evidence.
This is the ultimate reproach, and Hale ends up leaving after the hangings, with the weight of 19 innocent...
However as the play develops, Hale witnesses sincere and respectable townspeople being sentenced and hanged.
Hale tries to gain a perspective on those accused, by going to their houses and putting questions to them, about their nature and religious behavior.
The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.(Feminism-Webster) During this time, women were treated unequal to event which brings fear, and will eventually cause social unrest, chaos, and distrust.
This event usually involves a group of people and an issue that concerns the whole community.The major moral conflict in Antigone by Sophocles is the conflict over which value is most fundamental.The play presents the moral conflict over whether the god's law or the city's law is more powerful. The conflict arises mainly between the tragic heroes Antigone and her uncle-in-law Creon, King of Thebes.The American Communist scare in the 1950's was initiated by the increased popularity of the The Presence of Pride in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" In Miller's "The Crucible" the pride of the people of Salem leads to a massacre of innocent lives.Pride is delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship.In Act I, the Reverend is described as an eager-eyed intellectual pondering the invisible world.Hale seeks witches and gets them to confess, so god can bless them and rid them of the devil.In the Crucible this can be seen when Abi and the other girls of Salem are found dancing in the woods.The dancing strikes fear of witchcraft, and the process of hysteria begins.He soon learns that the court proceedings, lead by Judge Danforth were sending innocent people to their death, in the name of Christianity. With scrutiny, he looks at himself and tries to figure out which way to go.Should he continue with what he is doing and listen to Judge Danforth or should he listen to his conscience?