stack concrete stones on him and eventually crush him. They both deal with the community turning on each other due to false accusations, in the Salem Witch trails, Abigail is the one accusing other towns people of there witchcraft, in almost all case's she does not have any evidence, except the play she puts. This house can actually be seen in the modern movie Bewitched starring Will Farell. The most notable difference is that the former was intended to root out Communists in positions of political power in the US government during the 1950s whereas the latter was intended to root out witches in 17th Century Massachusetts. Recent evidence suggests that McCarthy was just another man looking for boogey-men under the bed to blame for his own fears and sense of inadequacy. The accused were given a trial in front of a panel of judges. I have to tell you that most of what is in the Crucible is a fabrication for the purpose of Miller's allegory. It would be far easier to look at the similarities between the two events - ie; widespread scapegoating, paranoia and hysteria - that resulted in the former being referred to as witch trials in the first place.
The accused were said to be Witches from the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex, in Massachusetts, New England. Religion and politics, both often attract the worst parts of mankind and allows them to strike out at their fears with seeming impunity backed by the population. These are both cases in which society persecuted innocent people because of paranoid delusions. The only witch test employed was the Touch Test, which said that if an afflicted in a fit were touched by the witch causing it, the evil energy causing the fit would return to the witch. Both were fueled by paranoia. Also, doubt spread among the people when good whats Eating Gilbert Grape people such asRebecca Nurse were hanged, and also when George Burroughs perfectlyrecited the Lord's Prayer before he was hanged.