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  • Major Cause Of The Salem Witchcraft Trials
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    Causes of The Salem Witch Craft Trials Witchcraft, Insanity, and the Ten Signs of Decay Since there never was a spurned lover stirring things up in Salem Village, and there is no evidence from the time that Tituba practiced Caribbean black magic, yet these trials and executions actually still took place, how can you explain why they occurred The Salem Witchcraft Trials began not as an act of revenge against an ex-lover, as they did in The Crucible, but as series of seemingly unlinked, complex ev...
  • Novel Abigal Williams
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    'The crucible'; In the novel 'The Crucible'; I believe is the strongest force in Salem. The emphasis of my essay is to make you (the reader) agree with my sentiments. I will do so through quotes and acts of Abigal Williams. Through out the novel Abigal Williams does many acts to make her look deceitful, dishonest, greedy, corrupt, and as the twenty first century is creeping upon us yes even bitchy. Throughout the novel Abigal Williams is in search of a man, which she has seduced and will stop at...
  • Whole Town Into Mass Hysteria
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    Individual psychological states are the combination of internal and exterior circumstances. In the town of Salem, a small Puritan Massachuteses town, there were The Salem Witch Trials. A group of young girls cried witch to get those who were innocent condemned by the town. No one actually saw the spirit of Satan, but the girls who cried witch started to gain influence and they actually threw the whole town into mass hysteria. Eventually, the girls had an emotional and psychological stronghold on...
  • Salem Witch Trials And The Evil
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    In the town of Salem, Massachusetts 1692, where madness was at a peek, talk of the devil was in the air and neighbors were accusing each other of witchcraft, evil found its home. However when dealing with the madness, it is hard to put the blame on a single soul because everybody was responsible in their own way. But of all of Salem three people stand out the most: the Negro slave from Barbados named Tituba, the strict and loyal Governor Danforth, and the orphan girl Abigail. These three show th...
  • Evident Destruction Of Salem's Social Order
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    The Crucible: Deterioration of Social Order In Salem The trumped-up witch hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts, deteriorated the rational, and emotional stability of its citizens. This exploited the populations weakest qualities, and insecurities. The obvious breakdown in Salem's social order led to the tragedy which saw twenty innocent people hung on the accusation of witchcraft. Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, used hysteria to introduce personality flaws in vulnerable characters. A rigid so...
  • Salem Witch Trials
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    Throughout history millions of people have been scorned, accused, arrested, tortured, put to trial and, persecuted as witches. One would think that by the time the United States was colonized, these injustices on humanity would have come to an end, but that was not so. In 1692 a major tragedy occurred in America, the Salem witch trials. It all began when a group of girls accused others, generally older women, of consorting with the devil. The witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts resulted ...
  • Book Witchcraft At Salem By Chadwick Hansen
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    During the year of 1692, the small town of Salem seems to have been in a state of panic and confusion. The book Witchcraft at Salem, by Chadwick Hansen, is about the witchcraft conspiracies the town has experienced. Hansen goes on to explore the truthfulness of the 'possessed' young girls. The reason why Hansen wrote the book is to try to set straight the record of the witchcraft phenomena at Salem, Massachusetts, in the year 1692, about which much has been written and much misunderstood. Hansen...
  • Girls In The Crucible
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    Boredom and Its Victims in Arthur Millers The Crucible When bored, people tend to portray or act differently to either attract attention or change society. The girls in The Crucible are bored of Puritan life and want to do more to get more fun out of Salem life. Boredom led the girls to perform sins that the Puritan society disagrees with entirely. In The Crucible By Arthur Miller, boredom proves to be a catalyst for murder. The girls in Salem wanted more attention and more out of Puritan life. ...
  • Causes Of The Salem Witch Trials
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    By October 1692, the madness had run its course. Accusations of witchcraft drew less and less attention. On October 29, the Massachusetts Bay Colony's governor, William P hips, dissolved the witch trials. Earl Rice Jr. explains, in 1697, Massachusetts Bay Colony officials declared a day of public fasting. The people of Massachusetts believed that God had bestowed upon them many newfound misfortunes such as failed crops, shorter harvests, and many sudden deaths because of the unfair persecutions ...
  • Main Problem In The Salem Witch Trials
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    The Crucible In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible the main characters contribute to the chaos that is aroused in Salem. Abigail Williams, John Proctor, Thomas Putnam and all contribute to the chaos surrounding the trials. If it had not been for these people most of the men and women who died never would have seen the horrible death they did. Abigail was the main source of the craziness that went on in the town and John Proctor's stubbornness didn t help much as well. Thomas Putnam was just a gre...
  • Sudden Halt The Salem Witch Trials
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    Sudden Halt The Salem witch trials were something amazing, something horrifying that has never happened in America since. Salem Village was established in the 1630's about five miles away from Salem town. The village became independent of Salem town, and in 1689 the village put up its own church. Samuel Parris was the first minister. It was in his house during 1692 that the first fits of Betty Parris, his daughter, and Abigail Williams, his niece, began. It was in January of 1692, that Betty and...

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