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PricklyGent Level 11 / Journeyman; philosopher....
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The setting of The Crucible was the Salem Witch trials in the late 17th century.
People then and there were apparently very concerned about the activities of Satan and his works.
It is an allegory of McCarthyism in the Fifties in the USA, when certain people were apparently very concerned about Communism.

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The setting itself is rendolent with fear, superstition, suspicion and 'ignorant' pre-scientific uncertainty.
In a witch trial, the ends justified the means.
As an allegory of McCarthyism, this works rather well.
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Don't have that book
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