Click here to watch The Crucible if you're going to be gone on Friday. Begin @ 53:50.
Essential Questions for The Crucible
McCarthyism: The extreme opposition to
COMMUNISM shown by SENATOR JOSEPH R. MCCARTHY and his supporters
in the 1940s and 1950s.
McCarthyism has become a general term for the hysterical investigation of a government's opponents, or the publicizing of accusations against these opponents without sufficient evidence to support the charges.
1. The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those people advocating such a
doctrine or cause.
2. Material disseminated by the advocates of a doctrine or cause: the selected truths, exaggerations, and lies of wartime propaganda.
Official government communications to the public that are designed to influence opinion. The information may be true or false, but it is
always carefully selected for its political effect.
1. A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
2. A severe test, as of patience or belief; a trial. See Synonyms at trial.
3. A place, time, or situation characterized by the confluence of powerful intellectual, social,
economic, or political forces: “Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the
democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity”
1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase
that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in “a sea of troubles” or “All the world's a stage” --Shakespeare
2. One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol: “The high-rise garbage repository is a metaphor for both accomplishment and failure”
"Are you Now or Were You Ever?" by Arthur Miller