Clowns In The Crucible

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All over the United States, clowns have been asking children to follow them into the woods and even harassing people on the streets. Some even carry dangerous weapons! This clown hysteria relates to the 1600’s hysteria with witches. Hysteria is when an event is exaggerated or uncontrolled emotion, like madness and frenzy, occur among a group of people. Although these witches and clowns created some sort of hysteria, clowns have a more rational basis, because the clowns are real people, and threatening people. One reason why clowns are the more rational basis is because clowns are real! Clowns are just people, real people, dressed in a clown costume and face paint. In “The Crucible” (Miller, Arthur) they are all scared of something that is…show more content…
Some people would find this witch hysteria more rational than the clowns because people were getting hung and very scared of the devil. In “The Crucible”, seeing the girls dancing in the forest was a big thing back then, for it was religiously forbidden. See this caused people to be falsely accused for selfish reasons. Now, when the hangings began, the court continued hanging people because they didn’t want to make it look like they made the wrong decision, so they continued hanging. With the clown hysteria, these clowns aren’t being “accused” because they are automatically guilty just by dressing up as…show more content…
With being alive and very able to do something dangerous, clowns are very threatening. Who would have ever thought that the clown, that normally signifies happiness and goofing around, would go mad? Clowns have taken a very dark turn that have been scaring, and harassing people. They are more dangerous than one would think. With this being a more serious matter than it should be, hopefully this hysteria will pass over quickly. Maybe it is just a trend? Even if considered a trend, it’s not a good
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