The Aspects Of Hysteria In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Through the stories and plays in literature have helped people draw batter understandings of the problems they faced and different point of views. The Crucible tells the story of events that happens in the 1600s, however, they very similar to those events in our present today. The crucible, written by Arthur Miller tells the story of the Salem witch trials that start off with a group of girls that blame others for the crime of practicing witchcraft to cover themselves. As a result this cost many people in the small town lost their lives and other lost their reputation in the pious town. Throughout the story the use of religion and personal judgment mix with a lack of evidence was not only the law, but the final decision
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Hysteria has been thought out history, especially, during the McCarty era in the 1950. The McCarthyism is the accusation of treason and the unconstitutional acts of courts to sentence people with little to no evidence. During the 1950, an extreme dislike towards Communism and communist. Since that the idea of any group going against American’s democracy is so sensitive that anyone that sympathize with them was sentenced as a being part of communist party. In the play, Abigail and others claimed that claimed that goody Osborn sent her spirts in “open court she near choked us “(Miller, 57).Therefore, this shows that the court were very hectic because every time that someone was in court and be sentenced this pretend of spirts would enter the courtroom and cause people to get loud and have strong emotions about the topic and would want that person to be sentence to die. This is very similar to the smith trials that happen during the McCarty era .The Smith Acts deals with the accusations of many of people that were thought to be communists that were going to overturn the America’s government. The Smith Act of 1940 was not just about people directly in the communist party, but also people who were “affiliated with any such association “with any alleged communist (Wikipedia).Both the Salem trails and the Smith Act deal with people being charge with no proper evidence . Abagail and girls were about to lie about being chocked by good Osborn the same way people were able to accuse others of being communists and people that were around them. The smith Act caused mass hysteria because people started to fear the people that they were living next door because they could be a communist and they know also be charge because of the association of living near each. The mass hysteria caused people to be very causation and to watch the people around and to careful wait for someone to show

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