Hysteria in a Godly Town
The term, “innocent until proven guilty” is synonymous with the justice system. The saying also applies to people while among their peers. In the sleepy little town of Salem, Massachusetts, however, it turns out to be quite the opposite. When lies and rumors run rampant through their community, the townspeople destroy each other’s lives. Why does this happen? Simply because the beliefs of a society are led astray. In
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illustrates in his play, The Crucible, how certain emotions evoke the vulgarity in one community. For some, the vengefulness of the characters results in unnecessary grief and destruction. The avarice of others leads to a lack of morals, causing treachery and lies. Lastly, jealousy gone awry leads to the petty deaths of innocent people. Ultimately, Salem's undoing was its inability to cope with lies and betrayal. Unfortunately, people can take lies easily for the truth.