Examples Of Fear In The Crucible

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The Consuming Fear in Salem
The Massachusetts Bay Company in the late 17th century still had not made many scientific discoveries, and so many things were said to be caused by supernatural forces. But, the Puritans sharp religious values also caused them to fear any sign of the devil, including witches. The Crucible by Arthur Miller addresses the overwhelming fear that helped lead to the Salem witch trials. Fear led Salem towards hysteria by swaying people away from admitting the truth, and by forcing people to maintain the hysteria to maintain their reputation.
Fear intimidated the people of Salem from telling the truth and putting a stop to the witch trials. Abigail, one of the teenagers who was caught dancing in the woods warns her accomplices

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