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  • Superstition Causes People
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    . Superstition in The Crucible The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is based on the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts. The Crucible deals with a community, which everybody lived in a normal society and everybody attended church. However, one night, a group of girls were caught dancing in the woods. Some people accuse them for doing witchcraft. Therefore, they lied to protect not just themselves but the reputation of their families. They claimed that the devil took them over and influenced t...
  • Cases Of False Accusations Towards People
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    Falsely Accused What has to happen before the media quits jumping to conclusions about news stories? It makes you wonder about the possibility of legal restrictions on the amount of information that the media can put out before the actual case is proven and solved. I mean after all in the case of Richard Jewell, there was definite issue of false accusations. This man was treated unfairly under the false assumption that he was guilty of a crime that he did not commit. I think that Jewell should d...
  • Promise Of Property And Position
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    The witch craze of the seventeenth century gave way to much political unrest and an incredible redistribution of property. The witch craze was created and fostered by the political leaders and the church leaders of the day all in the pursuit of property and position. The witch craze continued full steam ahead until laws were passed that put a limit on the personal gains allowable from a single incident. There were a select group of people that got rich from the misfortune of others. It was an un...
  • Order The Save The Accuser's Life
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    For many years people had have beliefs that we all call superstition. If a black cat were to cross someone's path, if someone were to break a mirror, or even to spill salt, they were considered to have bad luck. In one place in particular superstitions were taken to the next level. In Salem Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century some people were believed to be witches. Many people were executed because of their beliefs. There are three main reasons for the executions that took place in Sa...
  • Proceedings Against Accused People
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    Around the seventeenth century, the belief in witches and witch craft was almost everywhere. The Church of Rome, more than three hundred years ago, allowed punishments for the use of witch craft and after that thousands of suspected people were burned alive, drowned or hanged. In the sixteenth century, more than one hundred thousand accused and convicted people burned in the flames, in Germany. In England, enlightened men adopted the belief. The famous Sir Matthew Hale, who flourished during the...
  • Witches In Salem
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    The crucible ^a EUR" by Arthur Miller The Crucible is a book that was written in response to the hunts for communists in Europe, where Joseph McCarthy, the black lists, and the House Un-American Activities The term McCarthyism was coined because of this man,'s accusations without having a basis. These witch-hunts for people of a leftist ideology were similar to the witch-hunts for alleged witches in Salem, Massachusetts that occurred hundreds of years before. The Crucible is a protest to the acc...
  • Secret Communists In America And The Devil
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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 t...

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