Arthur Miller's The Crucible tells the story of John Proctor, a hard working farmer who challenges authority when his town erupts into hysteria over witchcraft. Based on actual people and real events, The Crucible is a reaction to the communist hysteria of 1950s America that was stirred by Senator Joseph McCarthy.
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