Friday, February 18, 2011


Dear Juniors,
If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We went to the writing lab, where I wrote the introductory paragraph using "HYSTERIA" as the focus. For those of you not in attendance, you will need to modify the paragraph to fit your particular theme.

Example Paragraph:
         The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, contains strong and relevant themes. One theme pertains to the hysteria that breaks apart the civility within Salem Village. Hysteria represents exaggerated or uncontrollable behavior, which caused fractions among the Salem residents. Superstition dominated the Puritan culture to the point that individuals could not distinguish between truth and illusion; consequently, their ignorance lead to fear, and fear lead to the deaths of twenty-five innocent people. Due to this, the hysteria created emotional outbursts and disruption with the characters of Abigail Williams, Tituba, and Mary Warren.


1. Essay is due on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd. Please remember to include a Works Cited with your essay.
2. Your Journal Entries are also due on Wednesday.