The Crucible

the crucible

what do we learn in the opening narrative that is important to the events that follow

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In order to understand the hysteria that goes along with the Salem witchcraft trials, we have to understand that hysteria can be generated by those who are looking for problems which may not exist.  The completely incorrigible nature of the religion and the inability to question that which is obviously false goes a long way to explaining how grown men and women could believe a group of hysterical girls and then hang and murder those who are completely innocent.