The Crucible is a playwright written by the Amercian Arthur Miller in 1953. It is a dramatized story of the Salem witch trials. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists, on the heels of World War II, which ended in 1945. At this time the United States was becoming increasingly concerned about the rising power of the Soviet Union. They were worried about the Soviet Union's communist ways would infiltrate the United States which led to a significant amount of paranoia within the American government.
Miller wrote the Crucible because he was concerned about McCarthyism, which was a judicial doctrine that tried to oppose the spreading of Communist ideas in American people.
Miller shows this political climate in the United States through the Crucible and also through his play witch trials of Salem Massachusetts. During this play, McCarthyism is showed as a whole and it also presents Miller's search to eradicate Communism without using constitutional rights.
After World War II, Communism was considered an American way of life and many politicians created some tactics against the government or anyone who had liberal ideas.
At the end of the day, what makes us human becomes the things writers write about and the things readers connect to. This is why we study the human condition, which is the positive or negative aspects of being human, such as birth, growth, reproduction, love, and death.