Essays Tagged: "Hysteria"

Covert Operation. A good paper on the CIA's involvement in Panamas' drug war

In the 1950's, the repression of domestic political dissent reached nearhysteria. In the process the CIA's covert operations, already in progress inEurope, expanded worldwi ... decline while growing more separate and unequal. The U.S.government has no "red menace" to whip up hysteria, but the war on drugsseems to be quite adequate for justifying law enforcement practices th ...

(9 pages) 143 0 3.7 May/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


aft. Dozens languished in jail for months without trials. Then, almost as soon as it had begun, the hysteria that swept through Puritan Massachusetts ended.Why did this travesty of justice occur? Why ... o the Devil's lap at once." The educated elite of the colony began efforts to end the witch-hunting hysteria that had enveloped Salem. Increase Mather, the father of Cotton, published what has been ca ...

(12 pages) 211 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Alfred Binet

a famous Parisian hospital, where he absorbed the theories of his teachers in regards to hypnosis, hysteria and abnormal psychology. During the following seven years, he continuously demonstrated his ...

(5 pages) 107 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Narrative Techniques of Poe

summed it up best when he said,'Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysterialurking beneath our carefully structured lives. ' ( 7) For me, this is done throughhi ...

(5 pages) 249 0 2.6 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Thesis Statement:The purpose is to educate and display to the reader the hysteria and injustice that can come from a group of people that thinks it's doing the 'right' thing ... he knew all along that the witch hunt was based on a huge lie from Abigail Williams. So he saw the hysteria and the injustice that was developing the entire time. He felt that the people of the court ... basis, we should not judge others because we all have faults, and we should always look out for the hysteria that comes from the combined fears of ignorant people. We should also realize that being an ...

(6 pages) 109 1 3.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Psychoanalysis and Freud

the treatment of psychological or emotional disorders.Psychoanalysis began with the discovery that HYSTERIA, an illness with physical symptoms that occurred in a completely healthy physical body--suc ... mb or a loss of voice or a blindness--could be caused by unconscious wishes or forgotten memories. (Hysteria is now commonly referred to as conversion disorder.) The French neurologist Jean Martin CHA ...

(9 pages) 675 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Evil of Fear in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

cible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the strict Puritan community of Salem is bombarded with the hysteria of witchcraft. It starts when five young girls of Salem are caught dancing in the forest. I ... ere children playing, this behavior is viewed upon by the Puritans as the work of the devil. As the hysteria builds momentum, more and more accusations radiate. Reverend Hale, a well known expert on w ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Crucible" by Miller, and salem witch trials of 1692

at as the Puritan community became more divided against itself so grew its need to setoff a wave of hysteria in the presence of Satan.The map on p. 49 clearly marks a battle line being drawn between t ... astoo simplistic an understanding for the Townsmen and later generations of Puritans. Thepattern of hysteria and accusations reflected both Rev. Parris's fears but also the fears ofthe western Village ...

(9 pages) 126 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The Crucible. The question is how do greed and private motives of characters play a part in the novel and have consequences that extend into the lives of all the Salemites. Includes direct quotations.

o the lives of other Salemites.Reverend Parris' motives were part of the reason for the outbreak of hysteria in Salem. Parris was so concerned about his own well-being and status in society that he we ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.1 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dover Beach

prosperous or decayed. The poet describes the emotions with extreme passion and perhaps with slight hysteria. We are given as sense of loss by this hysteria which becomes clearer in the last stanza.Th ...

(3 pages) 138 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Book Report of "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller

ny innocent people in puritan society during the 17th century. At that time, people are filled with hysteria and phobias of witchcraft, which soon led to ridiculous accusations of innocent people. The ...

(4 pages) 104 2 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Revolution of Reverend Hale Analytical essay on The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

thur Miller's 1952 satirical play, The Crucible, this Puritan community is filled with paranoia and hysteria regarding witchcraft and the fear of correspondence with the devil. Because of this, many p ... ed. In a way, all is lost, justice, moral, and even the connection God. The Crucible highlights how hysteria and human treachery can be an ultimate tool of destruction, even in a purified Puritan society.

(4 pages) 50 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character analysis of Simon in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

tion aroused by danger. Fear of the unknown can be a powerful force, which you can turn into either hysteria or insight. The big question here is, what can fear really do? No character in the "Lord of ... tter than Simon. Simon shows how fear of the unknown can lead you to weakness of the mind and body, hysteria, and finally true insight.Simon is a skinny bright-eyed boy who is shy of public speaking a ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salem Witch Trials of 1692 What really happened?

d and hanged for being accused of witchcraft.I want to take you through the events that caused such hysteria among the small village in Salem, Massachusetts. To understand the events of the Salem witc ... tch. After this, the Governor ruled out hearsay evidence as not admissible in court. After all this hysteria, the madness had eventually died down, and if it had not been for Tituba's confession, this ...

(3 pages) 88 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Nervous Liberals: Propaganda Anxieties from World War I to the Cold War" by Mr. Gary.

eled immediately as evil orchestrated deception, "helped observers and critics understand patriotic hysteria in all countries and the repressive domestic climates those passions provoked." (Gary 1) Ga ...

(6 pages) 51 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

ns out that once the girls are caught dancing in the woods, and a plethora of accusations are made. Hysteria and hidden agendas break down the social structure and then everyone must protect themselve ... believe anything she would say, thus making Abigail the leader of the community. Arthur Miller used hysteria to show personality flaws in characters that were vulnerable. A firm social system, fear, a ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"1984" by George Orwell.

uses sexual repression to control the populace. As she understands it, preventing sexuality causes hysteria, which the Party favors because it fuels "war fever" and "leader worship." On a certain lev ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Sigmund Frued.

then studied in Paris where he became interested in the treatment of an emotional disorder known as hysteria when he studied under the famous French neurologist, Jean-Martin Charcot. It was there that ...

(2 pages) 131 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

An essay explaining how the word "crucible" is an appropriate title for this play, and how the characters are reduced to their essences and tested.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play set during thte hysteria of the Salem witch trials of 1692. The word "crucible" is defined as "a severe test" or "a ...

(1 pages) 51 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Response for "The Swans".

rAs though to outreach pain, its webbed feetBanging the river helplessly, its wingsLoose in a large hysteria. Then the neckWas floating like a rope and the swan was deadIt drifted away and all around ... gled and strived to survive:"Its webbed feetBanging the river helplessly, its wingsLoose in a large hysteria"In this moment, there was "a sad lingering music", which was probably the swans singing (it ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers