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Crucible Essay “ There is no shortage of contemporary Salem’s ready to cry witchcraft.” The parallels between the McCarthy trials in the 1950’s and the Salem witch trials seem to be endless. The plot is very much the same, since they both deal with accused victims forced to “name names” or face prison terms or even execution. The Hollywood Un-American Committee was created to find the communists that were hiding in California. They believed that …

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…in ‘The Crucible’. The outcome of these two horrible pasts has left nothing but shame. The ancestors of the Salem trials and the remaining victims from the McCarthy trials have been reincompinsated. It’s disgusting to think of how many people were killed and how many people’s lives were ruined for nothing but accusations and lies. Their lives of their ancestors and of those who remain from the 1950’s will never be the same.