Hysteria leads the people of Salem to believe that those who were friends are executing witchery and associating themselves with the devil. The continuous accusations of witchery present the people of Salem with a chance to redeem long-term grudges. The abundant case of Abigail Williams uses the current situation to indict charges on Elizabeth Proctor, having her sent to jail. Not to be entirely blamed, Reverend Parries also pronounces his placement in society by accusing the people who question his authority. Hysteria can prosper from those who feed off of it.
Throughout the years, witchcraft has been the common fear of mankind. In England, the legal definition of a witch was “a person who hath a conference with the devil to consult with him or to do some act”. In early modern Europe, women were thought to be witches due to their biblical association with the devil, the superstitions and misunderstanding of the people of Europe, and the negative perceptions of those who deviated from the social norm. As a result, these beliefs and superstitions led to the death of thousands of alleged witches. (Witch Hunts) Witches were thought to be consults of the devil who gave up their bodies and led others away from the church for the devil in exchange for otherworldly power.
The young girls and their leader Abigail are the core of sin and evil in the girls and the community. Throughout the story accusations are thrown at others from the community who are believed righteous. Ultimately in this story the sin is coming directly from the devil. The girls are believed to have formed a pact with the devil and are now attempting to lure others to come with them. Overall, in both texts, sin and how sin affects the lives of the people and their communities is the recurring theme.
An example of this would be the story the crucible by Arthur Miller. In this story there is one girl named Abigail who accuses people of being witches because she didn’t want anyone to know what she had done in the forest. Eventually people started accusing anyone they disliked of being a witch, and people believed them and killed them because of what someone said. This just goes to show that social media nowadays is somewhat like this story from the Salem witch trials. With knowing this I believe that it would be smarter to block social media while there was a mass-hysteria
One can avoid conflict by stating their mind - by just not joining in the event one thinks is trouble. When someone does, however, something is bound to erupt. Whether it's injury or even death, it WILL happen. Randy states, "He's dead - his mother has had a nervous breakdown" (116). Fighting can not only kill, but the affect can spread to other people, much like a pandemic.
Hysteria in Salem In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and the accused would actually be forgiven if they blamed their accusations on another individual. In this play, a group of young girls is accused of being witches. These girls then blame other people in order to get out of trouble and even pretend to be "bewitched" in front of the court during a trial. This leads into the deaths of the innocent people who are accused and automatically found guilty.
The adverse impact of these laws would not be seen until the induced panic by the government and the patient of the nation would ware off. The lack of transparency will be later on exposed providing a view of how far and deep these forth mentioned practices will go and how little oversight they possess. Such actions demonstrated how the “war on terror” became an infringement on Americans citizens and their
The use of these certain drugs such as hydrocodone, xanax, and others are becoming a threat to our society and stopping the wide distribution of these drugs seems to be a high priority to be looked into. How are these drugs given to the public without diagnosis or proper procedure?
They also believe that every man is evil and is only judge by God on where he decides whether or not you go to heaven or hell. So dealing with the devil would automatically make you evil as we see in “The Crucible” on where if something seems out of the ordinary in their time such as a person who might not be attending church would look suspicious to the people and would quickly judge for working with the devil since going to church is mandatory to all the people in Salem we see this kind of work in the first act on where the minister of Salem Parris have caught his niece Abigail Williams and his daughter Betty Parris with their friends there too dancing around a pot with one of his slaves Tituba where they were trying to call the spirits when Parris came and Betty had fainted and Parris has blamed that this was the work of witchcraft. Arthur Miller has seen this also with McCarthyism where we would take actions right there and automatically think that communism was too blamed for