(144-147). Mary Warren is trying to convince Abigail to tell the truth because their punishment could be worse if they're caught lying. Justice in the village also included punishment for dancing, and because it's a theocracy the separation between church and state was held sacred, but of course they were letting religion get in the way of true justice. In the village of Salem, their version of justice wasn't exactly the kind of justice we have today. Their obsession with trying to keep justice caused innocent and good people to die.
This notion of the "primitive" society creates an offensive accusation on those who follow witchcraft because it says that witchcraft can in no way be considered a religion simply because its beliefs and practices differ than other religions. However, the fact still remains that due to outside media such as movies and television series, witchcraft implications have remained to be seen as negative and unworldly with no values, and of course in connection to "Satanism". Yet, witchcraft is still seen in many cultures around the world, and even though it has been around for hundreds of years, witchcraft is still unwanted in societies in the present day. Neopaganism has developed around the forces of nature and magic is seen as something that is good and can give back to the community. Its practices emphasize that the world revolves around karma, and in order to receive goodness in life is to thank the g... ... middle of paper ... ... Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande.
Without an unbiased panel of jury members, John Proctor’s trial was left solely to the magistrates. These magistrates were biased and relied on the word of the unreliable witnesses, and Proctor should have been represented by a defense attorney to simply cross-examine the children; thus the witness’ lies would be revealed and conflicting accounts would be made. Danforth though, mentions several times that Proctor did not need one: “The pure in heart need no lawyers.” (86). This proves to be untrue as Proctor exposes his actual crime of lechery to the court, but is still hanged for witchcraft. Accompanied with the flawed court, the judges were a major detriment to John Proctor’s case.
The Herodians hated Jesus because they were afraid that he would take their fame away from them. The last and final of the main groups that hated Jesus was the Chief Priests. They hated him, because they were afraid that he would take their power.2 Now for the illegal proceedings of Jesus' trial. The problem is that Jesus was crucified when Pontius Polite declared him innocent. There are several illegalisms that we are going to look at.3 The first one that we are going to talk about is the charges placed against Jesus.
This causes him to become insecure about his actions which causes him to commit more murders. The witches are great at intriguing, but in the end, it is each individuals decision to fall for the temptation, or to be strong enough to resist their captivation. That’s where Macbeth messed up, he didn’t trust himself enough and wasn’t confident enough in himself to know what the right thing was. The three Witches are only responsible for giving Macbeth the ideas and for forming ideas in Macbeth’s head. They are not responsible for h... ... middle of paper ... ... is warned about the truth of the witches prophesies, he is tempted and refuses to listen to reason from Banquo.
They felt unsafe from the Native Americans that lived in the woods and they felt that the natives had a power/weapon that they didn’t possess—the power of Satan. Some scholars could even argue that the Salem Witch Trials were a violation of human rights to those were murdered because they were not killed under reasonable circumstances. Many international scholars have different thoughts of the international system on why it happened. The Salem Witch Trials were an awful part of history in
The characters in “ The Crucible,” aren’t rational thinkers and jump to conclusions, they have problems with being honest, and each character sees the world differently. In this story characters within the Puritan society would blame unnatural phenomena on witchcraft, and believed that
As fear of Satan grew, the Puritans became obsessed that the devil was trying to infiltrate their community. The Puritan religion did not allow them to question God’s law, and they believed only bad things happened to those that were not following a Christian or pure lifestyle. When doctors could not explain illnesses, they deemed it the doings of a “supernatural origin” (Linder, 2009). In addition to religious quandaries, there were also ... ... middle of paper ... ...m community several years prior to the witch hysteria is a profound example of the extent of revenge the Putnam’s and other elders would go to gain power. Conclusion After 19 executions, it is believed the people of Salem began to feel the trials had gotten out of control.
Arthur Miller shows how power can be a corrupting influence and how it can blind the judgment of authoritative figures. The most pervasive effect of power is the deprivation of judgment. Judge Danforth is blinded by his power as it causes him to be unjust in the proceedings of the Salem Witch Trials. He is also blinded by his reputation and brags about his power by claiming “Seventy-two condemned to hang by my signature” (Miller 1133). Similarly, his power and influence prevent him from hearing a defense in the witch trials, even when offered a proper defense by Giles Corey, Danforth calls for Giles’ arrest for being in contempt of the court.
Legally, the idea of accusing witches disappeared worldwide because there is not enough factual evidence to prove that someone is a witch in a courtroom. Many of the people executed during the witch hunt names were reversed in the eyes of the church in light of this idea (Document 94). The belief in witchcraft and witches still continued, and in 1787 a woman was killed for suspected witchcraft in Philadelphia (Godbeer 30). In Document 95 John Hale discusses the idea of witchcraft and how it is discussed int he bible. He states, “This of witchcraft is one of the most difficult to be searched out by the sons of men, as appeareth by great endeavors of learned and holy men to search it out”.