Snowball Effect In The Crucible

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The dictionary definition of “the snowball effect” is a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger and more serious, and also perhaps potentially dangerous or disastrous, and thought to be beneficial instead (a virtuous circle). The town of Salem soon had too large of a snowball to contain it in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible . Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, tells the story of a young girl named Abigail Williams who was very selfish and cold-hearted. She kept herself in mind and only what benefited her and this was devastating for the townspeople of Salem. Abigail, Reverend Hale, and Mr. Paris are the three characters who are most to blame for the hysteria and subsequent death
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