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Salem Witch Trials

- Salem Witch Trials Early in 1692, the witch hunt started in Salem, Massachusetts. During this time there were many stresses in the Massachusetts Bay Colony among Salem Villages, who had a strong belief in the devil. A town not too far from Salem had had a recent smallpox outbreak, and created fear and suspicion for the Salem Villages. Nine-year old Elizabeth Parris and eleven years old Abigail Williams started having fits, strange behaviors and would scream with anger. A doctor looked at the girls and decided that the only explanation was spells caused by witchcraft....   [tags: American History]

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The Witch Trials of 1692

- The Witch Trials of 1692 During the winter of 1692, in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, something terrible happened. Salem Massachusetts became the center of a horrible tragedy, which changed the life of many people. It was a time of fear, because of bad crops, Indian raids, and diseases. The people of Salem Village had to blame something, or someone. The people of Salem Village accused people, and called them witches. They were accused of all those terrible things and more. Salem Village was a small, farming community with a population of 550....   [tags: American America History]

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Why Aren't Companies Today Borrowing Money?

- Today many different economic problems affect various groups within our nation, and around the world. Some of these problems affect small groups while others have a larger, global impact. It is not easy to place a higher importance to any single problem over another, mainly because all the problems are all indeed very important to those who they involve, regardless of how large or small that number is. Today we see one trend that is affecting companies on a global base, involving many people. When you consider the number of people who support their lives via the income derived from larger scale companies, you start to understand the wide spread cost of decisions made by these companies....   [tags: Economics Essays]

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Endless Witch Trials: Salem, Massachusetts, McCarthy Hearings, and the KKK

- What is the difference between witches in today’s society and witches in the past. Why were people accused of being witches. What were the punishments people got when they were accused of being a witch and found guilty. How is the witch trials repeated in history.      When someone talks about witches what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Most people think of witches from movies such as the witch in the “Wizard of Oz” or in “Snow White and the Sevens Dwarfs”. These two witches are looked at as old, ugly and dressed in black from head to toe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Salem Witch Trials

- Some people say that the Salem Witch Trials were less a religious persecution than economic in purpose, using religion as a guise to gain property. I believe that the Salem witch trials were less a religious persecution than economical. I believe this for several reasons; one being that the accused witches were using their witchcraft on other people in the town and it was affecting them. Many people were accused of performing witchcraft and were persecuted for doing so. But I believe that people in towns accused others of "witchcraft" whenever something went wrong, because "witchcraft" was such a common thing back than....   [tags: Witch Trials]

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Salem Witch Trials

- The Massachusetts Bay Experiment, although it started as a commercial enterprise, was highly grounded on religion. As John Winthrop said, they wanted to create a “city upon a hill,” or a utopia where God’s favor could be achieved. To attain this Promised Land, the Puritans devoted themselves to their church life and God. Spending hours at service every day, the Puritans were a closely-knit community due to the power of the church. Whenever any problem in the community emerged, the Puritans looked to the church to give them an answer....   [tags: History massachusetts Witch Trials]

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Honest Money

- Honest Money Biblical Principles of Money and Banking Honest Money by Dr. Gary North is about where money originated from, the value of money, and the uses of it. It was written so we may have a better understanding of the value and purposes of money. Daniel Defoe wrote a novel about a man whose ship sank, and who ended up on a deserted island for twenty-eight years. Economists use this book as an illustration about economics. They use it to show that in a world of almost nothing, a person has to make choices about how to achieve his goals and that value is based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions and is dependent on the mind for existence....   [tags: Book Review Gary North Honest Money]

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Revisiting Childhood in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

- Revisiting Childhood in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe   When I was young, it was hard to understand the bigger picture. I knew not what I did; I only acted. Aggressive action came spontaneously, and in rapid response to whatever situation befell me. I frequently fought and argued with my brothers. While we were good around other people, at home, my brothers and I were not pleasant to deal with. At the time, it was impossible for me to foretell the ramifications of my mother. It was not until much later before I realized the gift that my mom had managed to give my brothers and me in her remarkable grace under the pressures....   [tags: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Essays]

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WITCH

- In the winter of 1692, a wave of witch hysteria surrounded the settlement of Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The accusations began with two little girls who were acting strangely. There are many underlying factors to why these thoughts of witchcraft started coming about. These issues were going on before that winter of 1692. The winter of 1692 was the onset of the hysterics behind the witchcraft trials. To understand the reasons behind the hysteria, you have to know a little about the people who settled the area of Salem Village....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond

- Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond shows the maturation process of a young girl from Barbados. Kit’s life in Barbados is shattered when her grandfather dies. As a result of his death, Kit is forced to leave the island and her carefree lifestyle. She travels to Connecticut to find her only living relatives. Once she reaches Connecticut her persona evolves from an island girl, to hard worker, and finally to wife. Kit is a young island girl who is running away from her problems....   [tags: Speare Witch Blackbird Pond Essays]

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Money

- Money GET $40,000 WITH ONLY 6 BUCKS!!. THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!. Original post: GET $40,000 WITH ONLY 6 BUCKS!!. THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!. A while back, I was browsing these newsgroups, just like you are now, and came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands of CASH within weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00 plus stamps. So I thought, "Yeah, right, this must be a scam!" But like most of us I was curious and kept reading. It said that if you send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and addresses listed in the article, you could make thousands in a very short period of time....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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Tension in Witch's Money

- Tension in Witch's Money   In John Collier's "Witch's Money," the stranger who suddenly appears in a remote mountain village in Spain is initially seen by Foiral as an unwelcome madman. Certainly his surrealist description of the landscape must seem a symptom of insanity to one unfamiliar with the trends of modern art. Once he offers a nice sum of money to buy Foiral's house, however, the stranger is treated with a new attitude. He is still not completely accepted by the community that he has moved into, but he does wield a new type of power simply because only he can produce cash from paper billets....   [tags: Witch's Money Essays]

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Salem Witch Trials

- Deep inside a town in Massachusetts innocent people were accused of the devil’s work, witchcraft. God-fearing Puritans took it upon themselves to exterminate Satan’s followers influenced by anti-witch ideas and other sources including books and the words of various priests. Over 100 people were given unfair trials; many were jailed while quite a few were lynched. Although the Salem witch trials are considered one of the depressing parts of American history the topic also provides an interesting look at how people thought and lived during the colonials times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem Witch Trials Have you made no contract with the devil. No. Why do you hurt these children. I do not hurt them. I scorn it. Who do you imploy then to do it. I imploy no body. What creature do you imploy then. No creature. I am falsely accused. Dialogue based on the examination of Sarah Good by Judges Hawthorne and Corwin Even though Sara Good claimed that she was wrongly accused, the judges did not take her word for it. Instead they trusted the testimony of children, children who had no proof or evidence of any kind....   [tags: Papers]

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Cotton Mather: Witch Hunter or Not?

- “History is the story of events, with praise or blame (Brainynotes).” The intelligent, clergyman Cotton Mather stated this quote. Cotton Mather was a very well educated revered man of his time, and he came from a very prominent family. He wrote a collection of works to help create a written documentation of the history of New England. In his work The Wonders of the Invisible World he describes a very difficult time for New England—the Salem Witch Trials; When describing this horrific time he uses a very serious but informative tone which probably led readers to believe that he was a “depraved witch hunter”, and even with this negative reputation today, a person cannot take away the fact...   [tags: Salem Witch Trials]

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Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary

- ... Judith tells her stories about a woman who lives near Blackbird Pond named Hannah Tupper who is thought to be a witch. One day, Kit screws up during a class that Mercy invited her to teach at and regrets coming to Connecticut. She scampers out into the field with tears streaming down her cheeks and relaxes into the peaceful, calm blades of grass. Kit finally meets Hannah up close and personally, but discovers that she is generous, caring, and kindhearted. The two become fast friends and emboldened by her new friendship, Kit goes up to the headmaster and asks for him not to suspend Mercy for Kit’s mistake that day at the Dame School....   [tags: work, witch, visiting, trial, teach]

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Money Laundering: It Is a Big Crime

- If we have an inquiry into the streets to ask walkers about laundering, the general reaction of most people that they had no idea. The typical reaction is one of the problems that the government in the fight against this form of crime. It seems like a victimless crime. It has nothing of the drama through theft or the fear of violent crime effects on the psyche of people, and yet, money laundering can only occur one underlying offense for example, theft or burglary or drug trafficking has occurred....   [tags: crime, money, theft, problem]

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Is It Possible Not to Borrow Money? Privatized Banking

- Have you ever just calculated how much of your money goes into interest or fees that are acquired from borrowing money from banks each year. When you finance for a home or car the interest can often add up to more then the original price, But what if you didn't have to borrow from banks or lenders anymore what if you were able to become your own bank. This is actually very possible borrowing could be a thing of the past with a Private banking system. I would like to tell you about the infinite banking system developed by Nelson Nash, the advantages of it and the disadvantages of it....   [tags: money, interest, life insurance]

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A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

- The author of this book has proposed an intriguing hypothesis regarding the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Laurie Winn Carlson argues that accusations of witchcraft were linked to an epidemic of encephalitis and that it was a specific form of this disease, encephalitis lethargica, that accounts for the symptoms suffered by the afflicted, those who accused their neighbors of bewitching them. Though this interpretation of the Salem episode is fascinating, the book itself is extremely problematic, fraught with historical errors, inconsistencies, contradictions, conjecture, and a very selective use of the evidence....   [tags: New England Witch Trials]

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The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

- In the sixteenth century, witchcraft accusations were more prevalent and somewhat common than they are in modern society. One of the most popular witch hunts of American History of the sixteenth century, that has received popularity amongst modern culture and scholars, was the Salem witch hunts otherwise known as the Salem witch trials of 1692. But, Salem was not the only town in New England that had witch trials in 1692. Richard Godbeer’s book, “Escaping Salem, The Other Witch Hunt of 1692,” is one of the very few books that talks about the other witch trials that took place in New England....   [tags: Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Witch-hunt, Magic]

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The Salem Witch Trials : Witchcraft

- The Salem Witch Trials. Some may wonder what witchcraft really is. Witchcraft is the practice of black magic, the use of spells, and the invocation of spirits. In 1692 there was an uproar in the small rural town of Salem, which was filled with Puritans who frowned upon such things. Many men and women were accused of witchery and inflicting harm upon others. This led to the infamous Salem witch trials, and the deaths and imprisonment of many innocent people. The Salem witch trials were caused by rebellious teens who wanted to protect themselves from punishment, and people who were simply envious of their neighbors and wanted the possessions that they had....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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Women And The Salem Witch Trials

- Women And The Salem Witch Trials Puritans believed in the devil and his role as strong as they believed in God and his role. For many centuries, Puritans had the idea that the weakest individuals in society often committed diabolical acts and sins. Furthermore, Satan selected the most vulnerable individuals to do his bidding, among these individuals, women were often held responsible for many sins, including witchcraft. (Godbeer 12). According to Richard Godbeer, in his book, The Salem Witch Hunt, “it was Eve who first gave away to Satan and seduced Adam.” (Godbeer 12)....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Puritan, Witchcraft]

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The Death Of The Salem Witch Trials

- The one deathless emotion an inferior man will have is fear, specifically within the fear of the unknown. But what he wants above everything else is the hope for safety. As decades pass, the main goal for humankind is to develop and acquire plenty of knowledge to discover the mystery of the unknown. Humans throughout history have focused on discovering new ideas and things, not for the entertainment but for the need to feel safe in this world. This civilization lives in a path in which fear of the unknown creates a mass hysteria in every part of our lives and soon it will be accepted as a norm....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, God, Salem]

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What Happened During The Salem Witch Trials?

- What happened during the Salem Witch trials. Witchcraft… did it really exist during the 1600’s or were the people afraid of the so called dark magic. For every good thing it could easily be spun to the bad. What led them to the Salem Witch trials. The well-known Salem Witch Trials occurred in Salem, Massachusetts the year of 1692. Many individuals were executed at the accusations of them conducting with craft. In this day in time anything too technological had to be at the hands of a witch. As reported by multiple sources, the accusations began when “A group of girls and young women began to suffer from hysterical fits that year, and they accused various women of bewitching them....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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Escaping Salem : The Other Witch Hunt Of 1692 By Richard Godbeer

- Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 by Richard Godbeer. This book was published in 2005 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Richard Godbeer examines the witch trials in the seventeenth century. When a young girl Katherine Branch of Stamford, Connecticut is stricken with unexplainable convulsions, her master and mistress begin to think it is caused by something supernatural. Godbeer follows the incident without any bias and looks into how the accusations and trials are handled by the townspeople and the people in charge of handling the trails....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Witch-hunt]

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Salem Witch Trials

- Salem Village, a small town in Massachusetts, is a very peaceful society. There are small fights, like when half of the village agreed to have a church there and half of the hoi polloi who doesn’t like the idea. Still, it was a very tranquil village. People there are Puritans. Puritans are strict Christian believers. They believe that women and children are to be seen, not heard. They believe that the devils and witches have specters, and specters can attack people. Puritans blame bad crops, death of others, and dreadful events on witches....   [tags: mass hysteria]

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Birth Control Of The Witch Trials

- In the early Middle Ages and long before this time, contraception and birth control were easily discussable and were common conversations among people until the mid-fourteenth century (McFarlane & Meier). So why did this information disappear and why is it so difficult to talk about this today. Right about the time that the witch trials began, many birth control methods were lost. It is said to be that most midwives (a person who delivers babies), were killed as witches in the trials, therefore losing information about old contraception methods (McFarlane & Meier)....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Menstrual cycle]

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Repeating History: The Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare

- Is it possible for history to repeat itself. This seems like an unlikely concept, but it is not as far-fetched as it may seem. There have been many times throughout history that things have seemingly repeated themselves. One of the best examples of this is the Salem Witch Trials in the 1690’s being repeated in the form of the Red Scare of the 1950’s. The Red Scare is reminiscent of the Salem Witch Trials in that people were accused of doing something they did not do, they were only given the choices of condemn or confess, and more harm was done than avoided as a result of the scares....   [tags: communists, accusation]

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Taking a Closer Look at The Salem Witch Trials

- During the time of the Salem Witch Trials the intertwining of religion and government did not allow citizens of Salem, Massachusetts the right to a fair trial, so it was the states responsibility to separate the two. In the 1600’s the Puritan religion was greatly enforced by the government. It wouldn’t be until many years later that separation of church and state became a law. The Salem Witch trials were when hundreds of citizens of Salem, Massachusetts were put on trial for devil-worship or witchcraft and more than 20 were executed in 1692....   [tags: historical analysis]

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Rachel Clinton Path to Demise in the Salem Witch Trials

- Power is something that most people strive to attain in their lives. If not power, than money. But with the gain of power or wealth comes unexpected setbacks, especially in the case of Rachel Clinton, where growing up in a wealthy and influential family didn’t save her from being targeted during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. With that stated, if she had not been in such a position of wealth, could she have not been a target at all. Rachel (Haffield) Clinton was born the daughter of Martha and Richard Haffield in 1629....   [tags: wealth, acusations, witchcraft]

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The Crucible and The Salem Witch Trials by Arthur Miller

- ... They sold everything they had and moved to Brooklyn. As a teenager, Miller would have to deliver bread every morning before school to help out the family. Yet, despite living in poverty, Miller made the best out of his childhood. Since money was an issue, Miller had to find other activities to keep him busy. In school Miller was one of the schools best athletes and participated in many school activities. Having to live in this type of poor lifestyle is what influenced his passion to make a difference in his plays....   [tags: great depression, world war II]

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The Witch 's Husband By Judith Ortiz Cofer

- Judith Ortiz Cofer takes a unusual approach to writing the double narrative, "The Witch 's Husband". A variety of themes could be drawn from this unique story within a story. A couple that struck a deep resounding chord in this mysteriously thought provoking tale are unconditional love and the carefully hidden family secrets within. Can someone really love you, no matter what conditions may arise. Can a family permanently keep things hidden from each other. And if so, at what cost. The well-standing granddaughter of a woman gets swept up in a tale her grandmother strategically unfolds as she struggles in an attempt to convey a message from the rest of the family....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Grandparent, Wife]

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The New Witch Doctor : How Belief Can Kill

- It is common for human beings, as a race, to fall into the comforts of routine – living each day similar to days before and days to come. Unfortunately, it is often too late before one even realizes that they have fallen into this mundane way of living in which each day is completed rather than lived, as explained by David Foster Wallace in “This Is Water”. This commencement speech warned graduating students of the dangers of submitting to our “default settings” of unconscious decisions and beliefs (Wallace 234)....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Consciousness, Human]

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The Crucible By Arthur Lee Miller

- Since 1692 students and adults have learned about the Salem witch trials through the famous play The Crucible by Arthur Lee Miller. Yet, the novel by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum present the story of the witch trials and Salem in a divergent meaning. History is based on power, yet it is obtained and shown in various ways. The various ways in which power is shown in history were uncovered from the many Salem Village and Salem Town residents over an almost 100-year time span. Three prime examples which are money or inheritance, your name, and who did not like who, will be discussed in the following essay....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Lee Miller

- Since 1692 students and adults have studied about the Salem witch trials through the famous play The Crucible by Arthur Lee Miller. Yet, the novel by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum present the story of the witch trials and Salem in a divergent meaning. History is based on power, yet it is obtained and exhibited in various ways. The various ways in which power is shown in history were uncovered from the many Salem Village and Salem Town residents over an almost 100-year time span. Three prime examples which are money or inheritance, your name, and who did not like who, will be discussed in the following essay....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The play I chose for my third play reading report is "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Major Characters: John Proctor - Local farmer and the husband of Elizabeth Proctor Abigail Williams - Reverend Paris 's niece, the former servant of the Proctor 's, and the dancing girls group 's ring leader. Reverend John Hale - A reverend brought in who understands more about witches and witchcraft Reverend Paris - Salem 's reverend and Abigail 's uncle. Betty Paris - One of the girls in the forest and Reverend Paris 's daughter....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Themes of Love and Money in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- A man named Nick moves into old money right next door to Jay Gatsby. Throughout The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald discusses the American culture and themes that relates to Americans, such as the desire for material possessions, desire for love and The contrast between old money/new money. Fitzgerald discusses the desire for material possessions in The Great Gatsby by explaining the fact that Americans judge people by the possessions and the money they have. For example people pictured Tom as a god because of his wealth....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis]

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Analysis Of ' The Devil Himself ' By Thomas Middleton

- In addition, the character Lucifer is in fact the devil himself. This goes back to the ever present theory during the Renaissance that many women who were witches were associated with the devil and un - Christian things. So having Lucifer as one of his characters really emphasized the enticement that he played in the development of witches during this period. Additionally, to his pamphlets Thomas Middleton also wrote a play between the years of 1613 to 1616 called The Witch. The play itself follows a witch named Hecate, who participates in many activities that are commonly associated with witches, such as flying through he air and meeting nocturnal sabbaths....   [tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- In “The Crucible,” Written by Arthur Miller, for tells the story of a witch hunt that took place in the small puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1962. Reverend Parris is walking down the forest, when he spots a group of girls, including his niece, dancing around a fire. He was convince that they were practicing witchcraft, which was true but he didn’t know it. Abigail wanted to kill a woman named Elizabeth, who was John Proctor’s wife. Proctor was a local farmer who had an affair with Abigail....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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Abigail Williams ' The Crucible

- Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is both the vehicle that drives the play as well as the antagonist. She points fingers, manipulates, and ends up being the fall of Salem all in her scheme to get rid of Goody Proctor and make John Proctor her own. Abigail’s motivation to be with Proctor reveals her true self: a vindictive, manipulative young woman rebelling against a restrictive Puritan society. In many ways, the character of Abigail Williams can be considered a one-dimensional villain....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Salem witch trials originally began in the spring of 1692 due to a group of younger girls claiming they were possessed by Satan. They later accused other local women of witchcraft as well. This all began in the Salem Village in Massachusetts. Everyone in the town then began to become hysterical and actually bought into the younger girls’ accusations, this lead to a special court hearing to hear the cases about the witchcraft that took place in Salem. There have been many literary works written about the trials, the more famous of these works include but are not limited to: The Crucible, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and “The Trial of...   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Salem]

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Analysis Of Arthur Miller 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- 1. According to Arthur Miller, there were many small aspects of Salem society that together added up to make it a fertile ground for a witch hunt. The Puritan religion was created for a good purpose like forbidding any kind of personal entertainment and emphasizing the importance of prayer. The society was “a combine of state and religious power whose function was to keep the community together, and to prevent any king of disunity” (Miller 7) that may lead to the breakup of their society. Their society was set up to be communal, but the people of Salem were not as structured in their beliefs as one would hope....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, The Crucible]

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The Consequences of Misguided Dreams: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- When people think of their dreams, they often include money, success, and material prosperity. The “Great American Dream” is something that many people are familiar with, but it does not have a clear definition. Everyone has their own definition of a dream. People often include freedom, money, or power in them. Although there may be many different definitions for the “Great American Dream” not all of them are noble, or correct. Misguided dreams lead to pain; in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie characters who follow their misconstrued dreams struggle towards happiness....   [tags: great american dream, money]

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The Difficulties Of The Colonies

- This lesson introduces the difficulties the thirteen colonies encountered. I would call this survival of the fittest. In order for the colonists to survive they had to make it through: health, economic, Indian and religious problems. If you can make it through all four of these challenges then you are a winner. Health problems could be seen more in the southern colonies, partially due to African slaves bringing diseases overseas with them. Malaria, carried through mosquitoes, became a huge issue that many died from....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, United States]

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Witches And Its Effects On Society

- The word “witch” is defined as a woman who is thought to have magic powers, and also as a person who practices magic as part of a religion (such as Wicca) . You might ask yourself, how did witches come to be. Well, witches started out as “healers”. Healers were around thousands of years ago when modern medicine and treatment for illnesses was not an option. Witches were very skilled in their ability to come up with herbal solutions and remedies for illnesses. They were very wise in their knowledge of herbs and homeopathic remedies....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Magic, Salem]

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The Crucible By Nicholas Hytner

- My movie research essay is on The Crucible directed by Nicholas Hytner. The Crucible is about the Salem Witch trials that happened in Massachusetts. My argument is that the negative and often evil portrayal of women at the time period of Puritan New England was a main component in the Salem Witch Trials which The Crucible shows an example of. To put The Crucible in broader context, I read “Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England” by Elizabeth Reis and will use its main points to back up my thesis....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Principles worth More than a Person’s Life Is there any idea worth more than a human life. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor decides that he has nothing left to live for, and therefore becomes a martyr. The question for him or one in his position would be whether or not there exist causes worth dying for and if his position is one such case. There is no principle worth more than a person’s life and therefore principles worth dying for, only principles worth living for. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, Reverend Hale sees that he has made a huge mistake by running the Salem witch trials....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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The Crucible By William Shakespeare

- 1. From the beginning of The Crucible Parris was just worried about his reputation and didn 't care about his daughter 's well being. He was afraid that if people thought there was witchcraft in his household, he would lose his position as minister of Salem. His greed is demonstrated at the end of the book when he gets upset and cries, not because of guilt or sorrow of the deaths of many people that he could be held responsible for, but because Abigail takes his money. Another example of a character who is only worried about their own personal benefit is Thomas Putnam....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Compassion as a Strength Compassion is an emotion that is oftentimes viewed as a weakness instead of a strength. However, using the corrupted society portrayed in The Crucible, Arthur Miller demonstrates how compassion is necessary for people to survive together, as a society. He establishes this by using the self-centered Parris, whose lack of compassion is responsible for the witch-craze present in Salem. Parris’ dysfunctional relationship with his children causes the girls to lie about their activities in the forest which starts the hysteria around witches....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, Lie, Truth]

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