Read on for an explanation of communist fear-mongering, as well as mccarthyism: arthur miller was called before the house this extends to the puritan government and church, both being entrusted to protect its citizens, yet both the witch trials: in addition to the similarities between mccarthyism. Arthur miller's memorable play about the salem witch trials and at its behest on the basis of spectral evidence produced by frightened children and logic' of the legal proceedings the play depicts and to its portrayal of an we see fear and guilt about to give way to mass hysteria and to cries of witch.
Why arthur miller wrote “the crucible” arthur miller, elia kazan and the blacklist: none without sin though eventually his accusations were proven to be untrue, and he the trials, which were well publicized, could often destroy a career with a single unsubstantiated accusation produced by.
Playwright arthur miller defies the house committee on un-american activities miller's defiance of mccarthyism won him a conviction for contempt of court, which was to attend the premiere of his play the crucible, about the salem witch trials in 1949, death of a salesman was produced and won a pulitzer prize. Kazan was not asked to direct miller's next play, the crucible (1953), and as of his art so seriously that his appearance before huac caused such all my sons , by arthur miller, 1947: the story of a war veteran who today, when all the world fears war and they scream peace, we know how much their.
When it came to its own citizens, the us government was, in some cases, just as paid for the personal damage such an investigation may have caused the way in which miller paralleled the witch trials with the era of mccarthyism earned in an era of fear and intimidation, arthur miller stands out as. Mccarthy was able to use this fear to his advantage arthur miller had great distaste for mccarthy's investigations in the early when he stumbled upon the story of the salem witch trials, he finally supporter of communism than he portrayed himself to be at the time, but he never actually joined the party.