McCarthy had many predicaments that he had covered up so the public would not have seen the "real" him.
Both McCarthy and Abigail can be observed withholding or creating evidence to suit their goals. Communists snuck into America from the Soviet Union to spy on the U.
After the end of World War II, during the McCarthy era, the Americans embraced the same ideology as inand began a series of assaults on those who held Communist beliefs Similarly, John Proctor wanted to expose Abigail Williams for the fraud she was and save innocent people from being killed s a result of their apparent guilt, particularly his wife.
We would like to think that our society has advanced to an age in which a witch hunt could never happen, and yet the McCarthy era shows us that we are still capable of irrationally accusing innocent people and forcing them through a broken system.
Those who did not agree with their practices or who openly spoke against them were immediately accused or declared guilty of the crime, whether it was witchcraft or communist activity.
There was so much anger in this time that people let it consume them and take over. Many of the women choose not to confess because if they do, they will have to live the remainder of their lives with everyone believing that they are a witch.
Arthur Miller develops an allegory in The Crucible by comparing the Salem Witch Trials to McCarthyism by using ringleaders, persecuted couples, and hypocrisy in the government or legal system.