In The Crucible, which character represents hysteria the most and how?

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In The Crucible , the character that best represents hysteria is Mrs. Putnam.  Mrs. Putnam has lost seven babies, and she does not understand why.  She is the reason Ruth is in the woods in the first place.  She sends Ruth there to conjure up the spirits of her dead babies.  “And so I thought to send her to your Tituba—Tituba knows how to speak to the dead, Mister Parris.”  When Ruth won’t speak, she instantly jumps to the conclusion that the devil is in Salem.  “For how else is she stuck dumb now except some power of darkness would stop her mouth! It...

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