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I’m Jonas and I am doing an assignment on the book The Crucible, and how it relates to the rise in feminist movement in the 1950s, especially through the eyes of Abigail Williams in the book. The Crucible is also a movie that was established during this huge movement in the 50s, which I don’t know how to tie in to feminism, and if the author was sort of supporting or against.

I know this may sound confusing, so if you don’t get any of it, just reply.

Much thanks,


Unfortunately I haven't read the book in ages, so I can't offer the best advice. In general, The Crucible is about McCarthyism and communism, and feminism was part of what they were attacking.Feminism fighting for personal freedom and social justice was seen as a stand in for communism and thus there was confusion, and so feminism got lumped into opposing those goals.

Also, it was described as "a witch hunt", trying to "out" people for their political activities just like the actual witch hunts, which were essentially condemning people who were doing good work (healing, etc.), but were presented as bad.

I hope that helps.

Good luck,

- Amy