Ebola: Nation wide Hysteria
Blown out of proportion
Patient Zero in the U.S
During a court trial, Rebecca Nurse is convicted for being a witch and was sentenced to death. Hale started, " Believe me, Mr. Nurse, if Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing's left to stop the whole green world from burning. Let you rest upon the justice of the court; the court will send her home, I know it." (1065) This shows how the hysteria in Salem has increased so much that even good people are being sent to their deaths.
During the conversation between Danforth and Hale, Danforth stated that the court was using spectral evidence. " But witchcraft is ipso facto, on its face and by nature, an invisible crime is it not? The witch and the victim. None other. Now we cannot hope the witch will accuse herself; granted? Therefore, we must rely upon her victims- and they do testify, the children certainly do testify." (1083) This shows how the hysteria in Salem has reached the courts of Salem, causing the judges to convict people based on spectral evidence instead of actual proof.
Parallel between Ebola epidemic and The Crucible
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