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Later on Abigail begins to accuse innocent people of doing witchcraft which causes them to die.
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as Proctor would rather die than accuse more innocent people

The Salem witchhunt trials parallel the McCarthy era in three major aspects: unfounded accusations, hostile interrogation of numerous innocent people and the ruination and death of various people's lives.

He released The Crucible in 1953 around the time when he was accused of being a communist spy.
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SparkNotes: The Crucible: Important Quotations Explained

I believe Arthur Miller named his play “The Crucible” because it shows the trials and hardships people face within themselves, the courtroom and Puritan society.

During the time that Arthur Miller wrote his most famous play, The Crucible, innocent men and women are accused of having Communist leanings.
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Set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, The Crucible proves to have its roots in events of the 1950’s and 1960’s, such as the activities of the House Un-American Committee and the “Red Scare.” Though the play provides an accurate account of the Salem witch trials, its real achievement lies in the many important issues of Miller’s time that it dealswith....

He wrote ‘the crucible’ in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of pro-communist beliefs.
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Free Crucible Abigail Williams papers, essays, and research papers.

Through out the play her accusations and lies cause many people pain and suffering, but she seemed to never care for any of them except John Proctor, whom she had an affair with seven months prior to the beginning of the play.

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John Proctor was the first man to be accused in the Salem witch trials. He had his examination on April 11th, 1692. Proctor went to jail on July 23 1692 and there he wrote a plea to the clergy of Boston. Proctors letter states, " If it be possible our innocent blood may be spared, which undoubtedly otherwise will be shed, if the lord doth not mercifully step in. The magistrate's ministers, juries, and all the people in general, being so much enraged and incensed against us by the delusion of the Devil, which we can term no other, by reason we know in our own consciences themselves to be witches. Here are five persons who have lately confessed themselves to be witches, and do accuse some of us of being along with them at a sacrament, since we were committed into close prison, which we know to be lies. Two of the five are young men, who would not confess anything till they tied them neck and heels till the blood was ready to come out of their noses and "tis credibly believed and reported this was the occasion of making them confess that which they never did, by reason they said one had been a witch a month, and another five weeks, and that their mother had made them so, who has been confined here this nine weeks. My son William Proctor, when he was examined, because he would not confess that he was guilty, when he was innocent, they tied him neck and heels till the blood gushed out of his nose, and would have kept him so twenty-four hours, if one more merciful than the rest, had not taken pity on him, and caused him to be unbound. If it cannot be granted that we can have our trials at Boston, we humbly beg that you would endeavor to have these magistrates changed, and others in their rooms, begging also and beseeching you would be pleased to be here, if not all, some of you at our trials, hoping thereby you may be the means of saving the shedding our innocent bloods, desiring your prayers to the lord in our behalf, we rest your poor afflicted servants."

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Hysteria supplants logic and enables people to believe that their neighbors, whom they have grown to trust, do things that one would normally find anomalous much like in Arthur Millers The Crucible.