Hysteria In Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible'

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The Crucible
The term hysteria is defined as: exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion. In Author Miller’s, The Crucible, hysteria is exactly what happens. The Crucible takes place in Salam Massachusetts, in 1692. The plot is centered on the events of the Salam witch trials. The movie opens up with the young girls of Salam dancing around a fire. One of the young girls, Abagail Williams, drinks the blood of a chicken, and is caught by her uncle. To save herself and the other girls from being accused of witchcraft, Abagail begins to accuse innocent people of witchcraft. As hysteria grows in Salam, everyone begins to question their own neighbors. What makes this piece of work so compelling is all the emotions in the writing itself. When watching
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