Examples Of Hysteria In The Crucible By Miller

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In this world, it is not the gentle rain that people will listen to, but thunder and lightning. The storm is what catches people’s attention, and it is the storm that is used by individuals to make others look at them. In my opinion, hysteria is a man-made storm prevalent throughout all of human history. People will use this hysteria for two major reasons, to gain power in the world, or to create change in it.
One cynical reason why people cause hysteria in society is to gain power. This is shown by a character in Author Miller’s play, The Crucible, and through the actions of past Senator McCarthy. Abigail Williams, a character in The Crucible, used the fear of witchcraft and being named a witch in Salem, Massachusetts to give herself leverage

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