How Did The Salem Witch Trials Cause Hysteria

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What Truly Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria. On the Merriam Webster Dictionary website hysteria is defined as “a situation in which many people behave or react in an extreme or uncontrolled way because of fear,anger,etc.”This is the exact same thing that happened in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible which is based off of the Salem Witch Trial hysteria.What truly caused the hysteria within the play and in the actual Salem Witch Trial can be multiple things but it boils fear,preservation of the community's social order and sacrifice. During the time of the Salem Witch Trial and the play most residents were of Puritan faith.The Puritans are God fearing and value hard work which can be shown throughout the play.They are also not fond of outside ideas which is why the residents in the play are appalled when Tituba,Reverend Parris's slave from Barbados,is accused of having young girls dance in the woods,conjure spirits and drink
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