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How To Stop Panic In The Crucible

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Stopping Panic One of America’s greatest plays is “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is based off of the true events of the Salem Witch Trials, which caused mass hysteria all throughout Salem; However, it was a satire that explained the hysteria during Arthur Miller’s time known as the “Red Scare”. During this satire, he uses characters that had real-life counterparts to explain how mass hysteria, which is exaggerated and uncontrollable emotions of fear, to show how people of his day were doing the same things and how they needed to stop it before it got worse. In the play, two characters who could have stopped the hysteria that plagued Salem were Abigail Williams and Reverend Hale. One character that could have stopped the hysteria was Abigail Williams. She could have stopped the hysteria by telling the truth from the very start by being honest and telling them that they were casting love spells. When Abigail’s uncle stumbled upon them in the woods, Abigail…show more content…
In addition, instead of quitting the court later, he could have gone to the main judge of the state who was Judge Danforth’s boss and told him of the proof that the girls were lying. The facts shown above prove that either Reverend Hale or Abigail Williams could have stopped the mass hysteria that hit Salem Village in Arthur Miller’s play, “The Crucible.” Hale could have prevented it from ever happening and could have stopped it at any time later by going to Danforth’s boss. Abigail Williams could have stopped it by telling the truth from the beginning or at any other point in the play. This shows that people need to do the right thing no matter how hard it is so that events in real life do not get out of hand like they did in the play and like they did in the real Salem Witch
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