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  • Salem Town And Salem Village
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    Between the months of June to September of 1692, the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts resulted in the deaths of twenty men and women as a result of witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations and dozens were jailed for months during the progress of the trials. There are an numerous number of explanations for the hysteria that over took the puritan population of Salem. This year marked a very disturbing time in the history of the Salem that is unique in the entire histor...
  • Revengeful Man In Salem
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    Revenge's Evil Ways Arthur Miller uses the theme of revenge many times in the play The Crucible. The hysteria in Salem in 1692 was escalated by the element of revenge. The role of revenge intensified the feelings of the Salem people. Abigail Williams was an example of someone out for revenge in 1692. The Putnams were another example of people setting out to settle vendettas of their own during the witch trials. Reverend Parris was another individual ready to settle is own feuds. Abigail Williams...
  • Salem Witch Trials The Church
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    Revenge or Witches? Roxana Dau Honors English PD. 2 October 25, 1999 Were witches ever really a threat to humans or were they just a figment of our imagination? During the year of 1692 in a small village named Salem, approximately fifty people were hung and one pressed to death due to witchery. These people were all tried and convicted in a court of law, yet what court will allow these people to be convicted of something that is based only on spectral evidence? The Puritans were deeply religious...
  • Vision As Witches
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    Witches Children For the month's reading assignment I read the historical novel called Witches Children: A Story of Salem by Patricia Clapp. Although at times it was somewhat repetitive and the characters under-developed, it was historically accurate and deepened my understanding of the witch trials to a greater extent. When we were assigned the reading based on this topic, it mentioned the victims (usually young girls) who were thrown in convulsions and visions of witches. The book raised these...
  • Town Salem And Its Witch Trials
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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 ...
  • 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...
  • Town Of Salem Lots Of Helpful People
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    The Crucible starts off giving incite on one of the main characters in the story, and it also ends on foreshadowing of what will happen in the first act. In the introduction, it also gives us incited on what happened, and why it happened. Were there really witches? Were their really devils? Or was it all a big hoax? At first the story puts a setting on where act 1 will probably take place. This is in a small upper bedroom of Samuel Paris in Salem Massachusetts in the spring of year 1692. As the ...
  • 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...
  • Actual Existence Of Witches
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    THE CRUCIBLE During the seventeenth century and well into the eighteenth century, belief in the reality of witches was widespread both in America and in Europe. Thousands of people were put to death during the period; and a few people questioned the actual existence of witches, but the only problem was how to identify one? The Puritans accepted most readily the idea of witches existing in society. Part of this is the result in the complete acceptance of the Bible as totally accurate and would al...
  • Bad Luck People In Salem
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    The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Time of Fear and Confusion Imagine, just for a minute, living in a time and place where you are not free to practice your own religious or spiritual beliefs and you are forced to live in fear because of persecution by the church and everyone around you. Persecution back in 1692 in Salem Massachusetts was a very real, very serious thing. Those persecuted were hanged, burned, and even pressed against rocks if found guilty of witchcraft. The Salem Witchcraft Trials st...
  • 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...
  • Accusation Of Rebecca Nurse
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    The Crucible is a play set in a small Puritan town, Salem, Massachusetts. Accusations of witches cause hysteria in the theocratic society and leads to the death of innocent people. Several motives, accusations, and evidence can support the logical explanations behind the witch-hunt. The initial logic behind the witch-hunt is that Salem was a theocratic society where everything was either pure or sin. The government and religion acted as one unit and the Puritan belief was the only standard allow...
  • Mass Hysteria In Salem
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    Introduction Arthur Miller's play The Crucible presents a situation in which many are fooled into believing a false idea by a few people. Other aspects or people are used as scapegoats for what is really happening. The Salem witch trials of 1692 as seen from the eyes of many today seem almost insane. Although this may be true, many people have not yet learned from this situation. In McMinnville, Tennessee, many people claimed to become sick while at school, starting with a teacher, when in fact ...
  • Salem Witch Trails
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    "Fear and paranoia over lost control sometimes led to gruesome excesses... Salem Village during the 1690's was a case in point". (Nash and Graves, 50) Many events that occurred in the late 17th Century were results of animosity and aggression between Salem Town and Salem Village. The tension between the two villages created an idea of one being possessed by the devil. With that, unjustified events such as Salem witch trails took place in order to remedy the problem. In the early 17th Century whe...
  • Story About The Salem Witch Trials
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    The warrants for Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne were issued on February 29 and on March 1 they were taken to the meeting house of Salem Village to be examined by magistrates John Hawthorne and Jonathon Corwin. It was there that Good and Osborne maintained their innocence, but Tituba confessed. It was impossible to tell if Tituba's confession was true or false, but that did not matter to the magistrates, what mattered was that there was a confession. "The devil came to me and bid me to serv...
  • Witches In Salem
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    Imagine the birth of a new America, where life focused on religion and serving God. In 1692 Salem Massachusetts was that place. The town of Salem is located on an arm of Massachusetts Bay, 16 miles northeast of Boston. Many individuals who were unhappy with life in England made the decision to migrate to the New England shore and settle in small seaside towns. The promise of riches and freedom mesmerized the working class citizens as they dreamed of a future filled with wealth and opportunity. D...
  • Salem Town And Salem Village
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    Salem, Massachusetts is a town known for witchcraft trials and mass execution in which nineteen men and women were hung, one man was pressed to death, and the death of more than seventeen individuals wile imprisoned. Historians and scholars through out the centuries have pondered why the mass hysteria occurred during the seventeenth century and why it happened in Massachusetts. To better understand the events of the witch trials, one must examine the economical, religious and social factors of l...

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