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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...
  • Judge Danforth And Reverend Thomas Hale
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    Setting, time, and place were among the most obvious of details in The Crucible. As with each time period, the era in which this book took place brought with it unique characteristics of the people and places associated with that decade. Through the use of cleverly constructed characters, Arthur Miller was able to capture the past and give us a glimpse of what it would have been like to live in the late 17th century. Among those characters include John and Elizabeth Proctor, spouse to one anothe...
  • Book The Town
    688 words
    A crucible is a severe test, as of patience or belief; a trial. Another definition of the word crucible is a place, time, or situation characterized by the confluence of powerful intellectual, social, economic, or political forces. The title signifies the suffering and hardship that the town goes through. The town the story takes place in is governed by a theocracy. A quote from the book says 'For good purposes, even high purposes, the people of Salem developed a theocracy, a combine of state an...
  • Town Of Salem Lots Of Helpful People
    409 words
    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 ...
  • Witchcraft On Some People In The Town
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    Does power corrupt In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Miller takes his readers on a journey back to 1692 to revisit the Salem witchcraft trials. He cleverly portrays a small Puritan town and the disappearance of their commitment to each other and the truth. One of the main characters in Miller's play is Abigail Williams, who is a seventeen year old orphan with an endless capacity for dissembling. (p. 8) She, along with an evil land owner, Thomas Putnam, and a distinguished judge, Danforth, is able...
  • Thought Of God's Terrible Vengeance
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    Commonly, God is thought of as our protector, somebody who looks down upon us and protects his people from the horrors of life. If this is true, however, then why do things such as the Holocaust, slavery, war, and even the Salem witch trials happen? In the case of the Jews, some believed that they were the "chosen ones", and were suffering through the Holocaust in order to deepen their faith, or so that they would realize how precious life can be. For others, however, a terrible event such as th...
  • Town Of Salem
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    As we walked down the shady streets of Old Salem, we were able to experience that feeling of going back in time. Old Salem has been preserved just as the town father's planned the original space. The recreation of the town was amazing. There are people who are dressed from that time period and act out how things would have been during their time. There is a bakery, where you can taste all of the wonderful cakes that are still cooked in the original brick oven. The original town was built to teac...
  • Town Of Salem
    293 words
    Amer. colonial persecutions for witchcraft. In the town of Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, several young girls, stimulated by supernatural tales told by a W. Indian slave, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused three women of witchcraft. Under pressure, the accused women named others in false confessions. Encouraged by the clergy, a special civil court was convened with three judges, incl. S. Sewall, to conduct the trials. They resulted in the conviction and hanging of 19 "witches" an...
  • Salem Town And Salem Village
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    The infamous witch trials of Salem remain as one of America!'s icons of mystery, concealing a story of human greed and sin that led to lethal results. Arthur Miller!'s The Crucible tells a sensible story as to what could have turned ludicrous accusations of witchcraft into an event of such mass hysteria. But Miller!'s account is deviant from the truth behind this Puritan village, having made the story much more dramatic and spectacular for the theatre. Evidence and records found pertaining to th...
  • 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...
  • Innocent People Of Being Witches
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    "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it". This quote is a testament to the Salem Witch Trials and many incidents proceeding 1692 that were mimics. Events like McCarthyism, Wenatchee, Washington, and current events with terrorism all have striking resemblance. The happenings all occurred in different times and places but the likenesses are hard to look past. The Crucible is a documentation of how history repeats itself. In The Crucible Abigail Williams accused many innocent p...

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