This event usually involves a group of people and an issue that concerns the whole community.
In the Crucible this can be seen when Abi and the other girls of Salem are found dancing in the woods.
As seen in the Crucible, promotion is shown when Reverend Parris holds a meeting of the largest town gossips to tell them of Betty and Ruth's ailment, and that witchcraft may be involved.
This knowledge starts a chain reaction through Salem, which spreads the news to everyone in the... Utilizing events which happened in The Crucible and connecting them to our current culture, I will contend that we still live in a state of fear and are still struggling to progress beyond that level.
John Proctor, who is known as the tragic hero in the play does everything he could to right his wrongs. Reputations and relationships were completely severed. Without this hysteria a teenage girl had no power until she cried out witchcraft, a man was not able to act on his revenge until accusing someone else. Makes you think twice when you hear of a rumor doesn’t it?
John’s mistake committing adultery with Abigail spiraled the whole town into hysteria and accusation. Fear caused the townsfolk to believe the crazy accusations that someone could actually be a witch.
He tries to repent from anymore sins like admitting his sins in public to save his wife.
John finds himself not being able to accuse others because he knows he’s the one that caused all the chaos and all he wants is redemption.
In the play, Arthur Miller explores how hysteria works and how it corrupts the town. When she confesses names come spewing out such as Sarah Good and Goody Osburn. Mary couldn’t stand up against Abigail so she decided to get back at her side.
Hysteria begins when Reverend Parris’ daughter, Betty, becomes ill after being “… Later on in the play when Marry Warren is forced by John Proctor to tell the truth about her and the other girls’ pretenses. One of the twisted things about hysteria is how people are able to use it in their benefit to get what they want.