Arthur Miller in his play script, The Crucible comments on the world around him when it was written. The Second Red Scare and the House UnAmerican Committee were sentencing people on the association with the most feared social construct of their time, Witches, and Communists, respectively.

The parallels drawn between the dramatic and rather confronting imagery of the Crucible seek to uncover the reflection seen characterised in HUAC – where their ill-motives remained hidden and the fear the committee generated halted exploration into the matter.