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Hysteria in "The Crucible"

Summary: Hysteria played a role in tearing apart the town of Salem in the playscript and film versions of "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. People's odd behavior is interpreted as supernatural witchcraft, which causes the people to panic and want to kill those they are afraid of.
Throughout the play script and film The Crucible composed by Arthur Miller, many themes have been explored. The predominant one being hysteria and the role it played in tearing apart the town of Salem. Hysteria is defined as behavior displaying excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic and this is evident in both mediums of The Crucible as we read and watched the actions of Abigail Williams and her friends accusing the townsfolk of Salem as devil worshippers. In the play script, this theme has been portrayed through the use of dialogue and stage directions, whilst in the film; it was through the uses of camera shots and angles, editing, visual and aural features.

In the play script, there were many occasions where the role of hysteria played in tearing the town of Salem apart. In the whole event of the witch trials, a...

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