Ebola - the Epidemic of Fear
Fear Spreads Faster than the Virus
Origins of Ebola
Ebola Enters America
Fear Throughout America
Hysteria, panic, and fear influenced the choices of the authority in the trials. This hysteria lead Danforth to make horrible decision ultimately harming the community. When Danforth is presented with evidence that falsifies the accusations he, goes on to tell Francis Nurse, “And do you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature....And seventy-two condemned to hang by my signature” (Miller, 1075)? Danforth creates more fear in the community, much like the fear of contracting Ebola influencing many Americans to stay away from public areas (Baker).
In the court hearing when John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse present Danforth with strong evidence, "...a sort of testament. The people signing it declare their good opinion of…” (Miller, 1079). Danforth was set on protecting the community and the good Christian faith of the community. He was blinded by the hysteria of witchcraft similar to Navarro College rejecting international students from Nigeria, even after Nigeria was declared Ebola-free (Ahmed).
The Parallel Between the Crucible and the Ebola Epidmeic
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