As one of them falls sick, rumors start to fly that there is witchcraft going on in the woods, and that the sick girl is bewitched.
These themes would be hysteria, reputation, and hypocrisy. His voice also reflects what is happening inside him: instead of its heretofore peremptory and commanding quality, it now possesses a distinctly cajoling, almost caressing sound.
He moved to Concord in or These hypocrisies, both concrete and unspoken, are the subject of criticism by authors the world over, utilizing various methods and styles to ridicule society's many fables.
There is, again, an unmistakable parallel with the former communists who denounced others as being more deeply implicated in communism in order to obtain absolution for themselves.
Betty suddenly rises and begins mimicking Abigail's movements and words, and accuses George Jacobs.
The same was true in Salem — people were not hanged because they were witches, but because they refused to repent of the sin of witchcraft. Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, used hysteria to introduce personality flaws in vulnerable characters.