During Act II Elizabeth Proctor represents an innocent person being accused of witchcraft. This mirrors how during the Red Scare, innocent people were accused of communist beliefs. This Act also shows how one person’s personal hatred for an individual can create a feeling of mob mentality. The Red Scare and The Salem Witch hunt were both Rampant fear based on pure prejudice and lack of understanding. Trumped up charges, trials and effective punishment without any due process. And in both cases people were offered a chance to save themselves if they offered up other targets for the hunt.