Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

The Crucible

No description
by

andy torson

on 22 October 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The Crucible

Arthur Miller Joseph McCarthy
How were the tactics used during the McCarthy hearings and the Salem Witch Trials portrayed in The Crucible similar?
The tactics used during the McCarthy hearings and the Salem Witch Trials portrayed in The Crucible are similar. In The Crucible the people accused of witchcraft, in order to stay alive longer and avoid more punishment, they had to confess and name names of other people using witchcraft. The McCarthy hearings used similar tactics.
Who are the central characters in The Crucible that can be connected to key figures
In Proctor’s case, he was defending Elizabeth, who Abigail accused of being a Witch. Where as Welch was defending Fred Fisher, a junior attorney at his law firm, from McCarthy.
How were the tactics used during the McCarthy hearings and the Salem Witch Trials portrayed in The Crucible similar?
During the 1940s and 1950s, the congressional committee held hearings to capture communists. Arthur Miller, was called in and questioned by this same committee, he confessed but did not name names and betray his friends. "You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death, Tituba" (Miller 1154)
Who are the central characters in The Crucible that can be connected to key figures
McCarthy is connected to the girls. They both made accusations to get people thrown in jail. "I saw George Jacobs with the devil! I saw Goody Howe with the devil!" (Miller 1157) John Proctor was inspired by Joseph Welch. They both tried to clear the name of their partner after they were publicly accused.
Who are the central characters in The Crucible that can be connected to key figures
Fred Fisher and Elizabeth Proctor are alike because they both are accused of something they did not do.
THE CRUCIBLE
Hysteria In Salem
What does Hysteria mean?
Hysteria: exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people.

Well, Hysteria in The Crucible would be the group of girls during trial, when someone that wasn’t liked took the stand, the girls would scream and just make up anything they could to make that person look bad, saying stuff like “She is sending her spirit after me” and then proceeds to pretend to faint.

Hysteria in the 1950's

As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, hysteria over the perceived threat posed by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare.
(Communists were often referred to as “Reds” for their allegiance to the red Soviet flag.) The Red Scare led to a range of actions that had a profound and enduring effect on U.S. government and society.
What caused Hysteria in the 1950's?
How these two are similiar
In both situations people are over reacting,
People are also jumping to conclusions to fast.
Also people are scared
Chaos is insuing on everyone
People aren't safe
Full transcript