Examples Of Hysteria In The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, hysteria is being spread throughout the puritan community of Salem. Abigail is the main reason for all of this, with her lies and her persuading her friends to follow along with the lies and blaming others. The historical setting, characters, and events have shown us hysteria throughout the play and how the people of Salem handle the feeling of being in constant fear. As we read the play it is easy to see that hysteria causes people to jump to conclusions. Throughout the play, Miller used the community of Salem, during the court trial, to show that it is not hard for an entire community to jump to conclusions in a hysteric environment. During the trail, Abigail was crying out that there was a bird on

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