The witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in the early
sixteen hundreds was a time of uneasiness and suspicion.
Anyone could easily turn in his or her neighbor on the
ground of witchcraft. Someone could merely say their
neighbor's spirit had attacked them during the night, which
no man can prove. Nevertheless, as a God-fearing community,
they could not think of denying the evidence, because to
deny the existence of Evil is to deny
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it?" The story illustrates how people react to mass
hysteria, created by a person or group of people desiring
fame, as people did during the McCarthy hearings.
Arthur Miller, acting as a great visionary, warned
us that if we did not become aware of history repeating
itself, our society would be in danger. At the same time,
he had to do this in a matter that would not get him
arrested, hence the witch-trial mechanization.