The witchcraft hysteria

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The Witchcraft Hysteria In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong puritan beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch, and then the accused would actually be forgiven if they admitted it and told the court of anyone else that was with the devil. This was one of the main themes of the play entitled, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In this play …

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…I believe that this kind of hysteria could never exist in a society like the one I live in today. Today’s courts are much better than the church/courts of the late 1600’s. Another thing to consider. is that our Declaration of Independence states that we have freedom of religion. Therefore, even if someone was a “witch” and didn’t harm anybody, they would receive more trouble from the press than from the law.