Mass Hysteria

Vondguraus McClee 4B American Literature

What is mass Hysteria ?

Mass Hysteria is defined as a condition affecting a group of persons, characterized by excitement or anxiety, irrational behavior or beliefs, or inexplicable symptoms of illness.

The Crucible vs 9/11

Comparison

Abigail Williams, Betty Parris , Mercy Lewis .......Osama Bin Laden

  • The girls are similar to Osama Bin Laden because they were the ones that caused the death of innocent people . They are also similar in the way that they both cause a enormous group of people to be hurt.
Citizens....... Falsely accused victims of 9/11

  • Characters like Rebecca nurse ,Martha Corey and John Procter were claimed to be witches . In the 9/11 attack several Muslim citizens were put on trail because they were believed to be terrorist by there apperence just like the individuals in The Crucible.

Mass Hysteria project

9/11


  • Thousands of people were involved in this event.
  • The event took place in New York City on September 11 2011 at the World Trade Center.

  • The planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania spurred Hysteria among others because it created sense of fear and chaos among everyone.
  • Peoples lives were affected because it was a terrorist attack and killed thousands of people's loved ones and brung the u.s to be overprotective.
  • This altered the course of history because it was the largest terrorist attack that struck the United States and killed thousands of people.

The Crucible

  • A few key members of this event are Abigail Williams ,Betty Parris and Mercy Lewis
  • This event took place in 1962 in Salem Massachusetts.
  • The girls accused innocent people of being witches and they lost there lives with caused a mass hysteria in the community.
  • The community was impacted in a major way many people were put in fear because of the fact that they might be accused of witchcraft.
  • This event altered history we now have changed the court system and or the trail methods because of this event .

Work Cited

"Mohamed Mani Ahmad al Qahtanin freedetainees. N.d web.28 January 2015"

Miller, Arthur . The Crucible.New York . penguin group, 1976 . book

Balz , Dan and Phillip Ricker. Washington post.The Washington post,13 January 2015