The Crucible Symbolism
Amidst his accusations, Jud GE Hawthorne says he is trying to overthrow the court and soon he is arrested for contempt of court. This is much like the McCarthy Era. In court, the accused (and innocence people would attempt to get out of questioning by pleading the 5th Amend .NET. In any other case, they would be safe from contempt of court, but not here.
Many in innocent (much like Giles Corey) were arrested for contempt of court. In the final act of The Crucible, John Proctor decides he’s going to confess , even Hough it’s AP lie, so he can be kept alive.When he confesses, Judge Detonator plans to hang his confession on the church door, which will excommunicate him from the church and most likely Salem. This is much like the McCarthy trials. Many innocent pep people were blacklisted just for being accused of communism, meaning that they lost their reputation and a lot of times, their job. Even though the McCarthy Era took place 260 years after the Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible symbolizes the injustice of the time accurately.