Essays Tagged: "Mass hysteria"

fear in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

r community and dominating the lives of everyone in the town. The psychological phenomenon known as mass hysteria has an important effect on the events in The Crucible.The Crucible contains many impor ... ownspeople are extremely afraid of witchcraft, and thus are eager to annihilate any signs of it.The mass hysteria also has an incredible effect later in the play, when the witchcraft trials take place ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is an essay relating the Red Scare of the 1950's and Arthur Miller's The Crucible

erent. This reaction is a defense mechanism to protect ones self from potential harm and caused the mass hysteria to spread.Arthur Miller's The Crucible and the Witch Trials began with a few young chi ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Skeleton's in the Closet. A creative imaginative story about a deadly disease threatening to kill all life on earth.

mpting to find a cure for the disease are more susceptible to catching the disease; this has caused mass hysteria, especially in what remains of the United States of America. People are confined to se ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

In the Crucible residents inflicted with hysteria inflict dreadful atrocities against themselves and their community. (Religion, Mental Conflict and the Inability To Adapt)

tle did they know that their repressed passion would lead to their downfall in the manifestation of mass hysteria. Repression of emotions caused mental instability and consequently provided a medium o ... n the devil. This shows that all of the residents possess this fear of the devil whereby creating a mass relationship for hysteria to spread. The Puritan religion seeks to create a perfect utopia of s ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Crucible."

they did not need to necessarily forgive others; but forgive themselves. The Crucible is a story of mass hysteria in a period of time in which men dominated women. However, Arthur Miller portrays Abig ... mportant and is essential in my family, friends, and other relationships.The Crucible is a novel of mass hysteria and Arthur Miller demonstrates this very well with all his characters. Each one is ver ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Breaking the Barriers of Ignorance (Black Boy)

crash, and the Great Depression were all events which helped shape the decade. Living through this mass hysteria of rises and downfalls is Richard Wright, a young boy who refuses to accept how white ...

(5 pages) 75 2 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

s of the girls, under the manipulative control of Abigail Williams was responsible for creating the mass hysteria and paranoia that blinded the small religious town in Massachusetts and forced them to ... started out as a small thing, blew out to be the main catalyst that contributed to the formation of mass paranoia and hysteria. When Betty Parris falls sick immediately after the girls become defensiv ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller; Character analysis of John Proctor

ducates, by telling the story of this horrible time of the Salem Witch Trials in a small village in Massachusetts. Set in 1692, it is a story of several girls who decide to accuse many innocent people ... tands up for what he believes in, while nearly everyone else in the village of Salem gives into the mass hysteria.In Act I of the play, the reader learns that Reverend Parris's daughter has fallen ill ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller: John Proctor Charachter Analysis: Outline

tands up for what he believes in, while nearly everyone else in the village of Salem gives into the mass hysteria.II. Proctor stands up in Act IA. Hale comes to Parris's house to see BettyB. Hale, Gil ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Yowie (big foot) unknown creatures by most of the people in the world

but are sometimes witnessed up to 30 people at the same time over prolonged periods. Could this be mass hysteria?Not likely. There is more evidence to suggest that the Yowie does exist, than not.Upon ...

(2 pages) 32 1 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Some people suggest that in 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller Act 4 (traditionally the resolution) has even more dramatic impact than Act 3 (traditionally the climax). What is your view?

that he did not write 'The Crucible' intending to refer just to the McCarthyism but to all cases of mass hysteria and how people could and would turn on each other to save themselves, for example the ... ' is not just a fictional play, but is a very real story that could mirror many modern day cases of mass persecution, which helps creates a stronger dramatic impact on the audience as it is referring ...

(6 pages) 32 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials are a series of trials to convict accused witches in the community of Salem, Massachusetts in the late 17th century. There are many causes of these trials.The setting and time p ... onsidered when studying the causes of the Salem Witch Trials. Salem was a religious town in Puritan Massachusetts at the time of the trials. Puritan lifestyle is very strict leaves little room for cre ...

(8 pages) 114 5 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Account of the Salem Witch Trials By: Tan Ly

In late 1692, a mass hysteria fell over the Puritan inhibited town of town of Salem Village, Massachusetts. Strange ... events of 1692 took place during a difficult and confusing period for Salem Village. As part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Salem was under British rule. When the hysteria began, the colony was wait ... overnor and had no charter to enforce laws. By the time the new governor, William Phips, arrived in Massachusetts, the jails were already filled with alleged witches. To make matters worse, New Englan ...

(14 pages) 61 0 1.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

The salem witch trials and mass hysteria

mass' hyste'riaPsychol.a condition affecting a group of persons, characterized by excitement or anxi ... ional behavior or beliefs, or inexplicable symptoms of illness.In 1692, Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts) was the scene of a moral panic that spread throughout the region and involved witchcr ... gion and involved witchcraft accusations which led to trials, torture, imprisonment, and executions.Mass hysteria is characterized by the rapid spread of conversion disorder, a condition involving the ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Medieval Witchcraft.

Withcraft during the late medieval time period was characterized by religious intolerance and mass hysteria. Undoubtedly, there were more persecutions during the reign of Queen Mary, and the Spa ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What is a witch hunt?

people embark a witch hunt to find a scapegoat to their problems, others believe that it is just a mass hysteria that spreads like a disease. Anyone can be subject to a witch hunt. From people of a c ... s period of time, people truly believed that there were "witches" around them. The people of Salem, Massachusetts accused and executed many who were believed to be witches. These so-called witches wer ...

(2 pages) 28 0 2.6 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The 'Yellow Bird' Spirit" - analysis of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" play. Focuses on the "yellow bird" in Act II and how "mass hysteria is achieved and the effects of such panic."

tury is Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Miller brilliantly comments on human morals, authority, and mass hysteria. He parallels the events of Salem in 1600's to the blacklisting and the discrimination ... nst those who were labeled as a "communist" in America during the 1950's. He proficiently shows how mass hysteria could sweep an entire community like a tsunami and erase all logical thought and ratio ...

(6 pages) 30 1 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Which Trials

eing hung. It was all started by a group of girls and a fearful town. The '"afflicted" girls caused mass hysteria through out the town and soon the word "witchcraft" was being used frequentlyIt all st ...

(2 pages) 18 1 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Comparison of Salem Witch Trials in "The Crucible" by Author Miller to McCarthyism in the 1950s in America

Every one in a while, America erupts into mass hysteria because of the ranting of some crazy people. In the 1600's, we had the Salem witch tri ...

(4 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Katabasis displayed in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

This book is a novel of descent, a gradual curve from attempted maturity and hopes of survival, to mass hysteria, dark impulses, and frenzied bloodlust. Then, towards the end of the book, the mood li ... . In the book, Simon represents kindness and light, while Jack and the pig hunt represent wildness, mass hysteria, dark impulses, and infectious brutality. Jack and his savages murder Simon, symbolica ...

(4 pages) 7 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding