On the west side the people are mainly accusers, poorer, and have infertile soil while on the east side the people are mainly accused, richer, and have very fertile soil. This helps proof the hysteria of the trails because it shows how jealousy could have factored in during the trials. To conclude this I think it clear that town division and political statues played a key role in the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials.
Lastly, a third and a very important reason for the Salem Witch Trial hysteria is the untruthful, acting girls. In the background essay we see a clear indication of the acting of these girls. The background essay says the girls started acting strange a few months before the accusations began. Furthermore, a man study the event also stated that these girls were most definitely acting and the town believed them. To conclude I believe that the dishonest/ acting girls caused the hysteria of