• The Tempest Magic Original Writing
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    The Tempest: Magic The Tempest, written in 1611, was one of William Shakespeare's last plays. It has a combination of superb characters, interesting settings, and a good plot line-all held together by the running theme of magic, and its ever-present importance. A closer examination of the magic in The Tempest, and the public's view of magic at the time, will give insight as to Shakespeare's choice of magic as a theme, and why it has made the play so successful and timeless. Magic presented itsel...
  • The Witch Hunt In Modern Europe
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    THE WITCH-HUNT IN MODERN EUROPE By: Brian Levack The Witch-Hunt in Modern Europe by Brian Levack proved to be an interesting as well as insightful look at the intriguing world of the European practice of witchcraft and witch-hunts. The book offers a solid, reasonable interpretation of the accusation, prosecution, and execution for witchcraft in Europe between 1450 and 1750. Levack focuses mainly on the circumstances from which the witch-hunts emerged, as this report will examine. The causes of w...
  • Magic In The Tempest
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    The Tempest, written in 1611, was one of William Shakespeares last plays. It has a combination of superb characters, interesting settings, and a good plot line all held together by the running theme of magic, and its ever-present importance. A closer examination of the magic in The Tempest, and the publics view of magic at the time, will give insight as to Shakespeares choice of magic as a theme, and why it has made the play so successful and timeless. Magic presented itself to Shakespeare as a ...
  • Crucible Events Witch Hunt
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    In the Crucible, Salem was presented as a town in peril. Satan was at work in the town and its citizens were going crazy. People were being persecuted for casting "spells" on people and if someone even mentioned your name and you were related to witchery, you could be put to death, even if you didn't do anything. There are also other incidents that are quite similar to the calamity in Salem. For example, in the province of Germany and Poland, Jews were slaughtered and put in concentration camps ...
  • Arthur Miller People Crucible Trials
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    Why is the play called the Crucible? Webster and his book the dictionary defines a 'crucible' as, 'A container in which metals are heated, involving a change. A severe test or trial.' ; Author Miller in his play, uses the title 'The Crucible' as an analogy for the situation. The actual container- the crucible, is the town of Salem Massachusetts. The contents of the container are the people of Salem, the emotions and feelings of these people are what change. The events that take place in the town...
  • Mccarthyism The Real With Trials
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    McCarthyism: The Real "Witch Hunts" Some people nowadays may consider the government, or some of its agencies, corrupt. Today's scenario is nothing compared to that of McCarthyism in the 1950 s. During McCarthyism, the nation was being torn apart. Their loyalty to one another was crushed and common human decency went down the drain (Miller, Crucible xiv). These Communist hunts were eerily similar to the witch hunts and trials of Salem Massachusetts in the 1600 s. The Puritans have a strict reli...
  • The Crucible And Mccarthyism
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    Many times it has been said that if people learn form their mistakes they are doomed to repeat them. Such is the case throughout history. There are many different examples of this, but one example is the blatant similarities between the witch hunts in Salem Massachusetts and the era of McCarthyism. When looking at either one of theses events separately it is hard to believe that they could have actually happened, not only once but, twice. If one takes the time to look at both events simultaneous...
  • American Muslims People Accused Government
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    By Josh Caron When most people think about the Red Scare they are thinking about a time in America during the 1940's and 1950's. The Red Scare was a hunt for communists in American government and culture. During World War II we were allies with the Russians to destroy Hitler. We both wanted to defeat Germany, but had little trust in each other. At the end of the war, Americans went home from Europe. The Russians stayed and took over many countries. They took away the rights of the people, they ...