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Comparing Salem Possessed by Paul Boyer, The Story of the Salem Witch Trials by Bryan Le Beau, and Devil in the Shape of a Woman by Carol Karlsen

- Comparing "Salem Possessed" by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, "The Story of the Salem Witch Trials" by Bryan Le Beau, and "The Devil in the Shape of a Woman" by Carol Karlsen The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 spread just about as fast as the Black Plague. This epidemic caused chaos among neighbors in a community. The chronology of events describes an awful time for colonists from June 10th to September 22nd of that year. The books "Salem Possessed" by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, "The Story of the Salem Witch Trials" by Bryan Le Beau, and "The Devil in the Shape of a Woman" by Carol Karlsen all describe these events and provide varying explanations for the epidemic that plagued Sale...   [tags: Salem Witch Trials 1692]

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Cash Flow : The Money That Makes Money

- Discounted Cash Flow: The Money that Makes Money Ahmed A Morsy Davenport University   Working in a market driven by loans, bailouts and investments, it is essential for a company to understand the various methods employed in operating a loan. It is not necessarily for the sole purpose of acquiring a loan, but it is also helpful in understanding how investments will turn out whether by lending others or inputting cash in businesses as forms of investment. There are various elements than need to be considered in the cash flow process that can help identify the benefits of a certain investment or decide against investing in a certain firm....   [tags: Investment, Net present value, Time]

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How Money Is Worth Your Money?

- It can be an overwhelming experience at first trying to figure out the different ways to invest your money. This feeling can be compounded if you do not have a total understanding as to what the different terminology used for the diverse places to put your cash, in hopes of making more than when you started. Understanding these things can help you plan for many things such as retirement, your children’s education, or even just a nice vacation. Bonds are the safest way to invest your money. When you buy a bond, you are essentially loaning your money to the issuer of the bond....   [tags: Investment, Mutual fund, Stock, Stock market]

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Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering

- I. Illegal Drug Use There are many illegal drugs ranging from stimulants including cocaine, drugs with mixed effects such as marijuana, or depressants that include Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate the (University of California, n. d). The particular consequences vary according to the drug. University of California (n. d) notes that most drugs have an addictive consequence after being used for only a few instances. Marijuana can become addictive, as well. Over four million U. S citizens are drug addicts. Addiction to drugs is a debilitating illness that can kill if an individual does not stop its use....   [tags: Money Laundering Essays]

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For The Love Of Money

- For the Love of Money Introduction During the Renaissance England’s population doubled, causing a surge in prices, and the formation of new industrial and agricultural markets. Consequently, social relations became increasingly fluid, as merchants and ambitious lower class gentlemen profited at the expense of the aristocrats and laborers. This made the position of the crown, which was politically dominant, yet financially insecure, more unstable. The instability in the crown compounded with the decay of social and political control of the church due to mid-century controversies over faith, taught people to think on their own and be less dependent on a higher power....   [tags: Social class, Working class]

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For the Love of Money

- When someone graduates from college, there is much flourish and celebration, as there should be. A life of brilliance has begun. Or rather, should have begun. Can it even be possible that a few years later, the same person could still be searching for a decent job in the field of his or her choice. Yes, in fact, about 36.7% of recent college graduates are mal-employed, working in positions that do not require a degree (Luhby) and, on a broader scale, 58.6% of U.S. citizens sixteen years of age and older face unemployment (United States....   [tags: college graduates, work force, jobs]

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An Analysis of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

- The Chronicles of Narnia are veritably the most popular writings of C.S. Lewis. They are known as children’s fantasy literature, and have found favor in older students and adults alike, even many Christian theologians enjoy these stories from Lewis; for there are many spiritual truths that one can gleam from them, if familiar with the Bible. However, having said this, it is noteworthy to say that Lewis did not scribe these Chronicles for allegorical didactics of the Christian faith, but wrote them in such a well-knit fashion that young readers might understand Christian doctrine through captivating fantasy and thus gain an appreciation for it....   [tags: Chronicles of Narnia, Character Analysis]

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Causes of the Salem Witch Trials

- From the beginning of time there has been conflict between the views of different people and their different groups. Conflict has brought prejudice and fear into communities around the world. As conflict is an inescapable part of any society, it can be expected to extend to the greatest impact possible. The Salem Witch Trials are one such conflict. This conflict caused many to be accused, arrested, and killed. Because of social, economic, religious, and physical problems within the community, Salem Village was present with prejudice and panic causing the Salem Witch Trials....   [tags: witchcraft, salem village, American history]

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The Evolution of Money

- Among every community one popular topic that we all discuss is money. Money is used every day for the buying or selling of goods, services, or repayment of debts. Money controls almost all of the things that we do or want to do. It is an influential object that installs buying capability, or the shortage of. It can alter certain choices that may be made in life. Both the creation of money, and how the value of the money is determined effects everyone. The evolution of money has gone through five stages....   [tags: goods and services, wealth, power]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Wicked Witch '

- Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm did not stray far from the previous depictions of witches, focusing mostly on wicked witches themselves. The typical witch in a Grimm fairytale was described as an old woman or a stepmother with no further elaboration. It was rare to find a detailed physical description of a witch in one of their stories as well. It is thought that this is due to the preconceived notion of society that those who are evil are ugly and those who are good are attractive. Behaviorally, the wicked witch is most often described as envious of one of the main characters, unloved, and an outsider in society....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Magic, 20th century]

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The Demand For Money.

- The demand for money It’s common sense that without money to use for goods and services, life for us can be really difficult. Therefore to use money, one must have money and the policies that govern the demand and use can vary. Factors that play into the public’s demand for money consist of; transactions demands, precautionary demand, and asset demand. Transaction demand involves the main reason people hold money, which is to purchase goods and services. Based on intervals of income received people will make purchases which can increase or decrease on a continuous basis....   [tags: Monetary policy, Inflation, Interest rate]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of several novels in the C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. These books tell stories of another universe that is called Narnia. Here there are many unearthly things from talking animals and evil witches. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the story of four young siblings who discover this new world by entering a wardrobe. Little did they know, they were destined to become the new royalty of Narnia but only after going through many battles....   [tags: Literature]

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The Power of Money

- In the short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence the first conflict that is introduced to the reader is the external conflict of man vs. man, where the Paul, the protagonist, is fighting a losing battle with his mother, the antagonist, for her love and affection. The second conflict that is shown is the internal conflict of man vs. self when Paul begins to believe that the only way to have his mother’s love is to become lucky and acquire money from his luck. This is a sad tale of one child’s struggle to obtain the acceptance and love from a parent by taking any all drastic measures necessary, only to learn that no amount of money can buy happiness or love....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Child Witch Hunts in the Congo

- All in the name of ‘God’ witch hunting has been a justification for many years of the harshest capital punishment of innocent men; children and women. Witch hunts have occurred for more than 200 years and it has been an on going issue of abuse of human rights. Witch hunting dates back to the 14th Century in Europe, the starting point of these witch hunts, and Britain. Thus reaching its peak in America during the 16th Century. The famous of all witch hunting cases was ‘The Salem Witch Trials’. Witch hunting has been a major human rights abuse in The Democratic Republic of Congo....   [tags: Informative Essays, human rights, Africa]

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A Summary of the Salem Witch Trials

- Introduction There are some events in history that put the human race to shame; however, these occasions can change our future forever. Society cannot deny that social injustices occur almost every day, maybe even more than once. One large blemish in our history, the Salem Witch Trials, alienated a certain group in our society. These trials were an unfortunate combination of economic conditions, a flock’s strife, teenage boredom, and personal jealousies. How it developed In 1692, the occurrence of “witchcraft” began after the Massachusetts Bay Charter revolution and the outbreak of small pox....   [tags: history of injustices committed in the US]

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The Theories of the Salem Witch Trials

- ... People would not think that something like the weather could cause so much trouble and distress, but things work in mysterious ways. Studies have shown that as the climate varied from year to year during this cold period, lower temperatures resulted with higher numbers of witchcraft accusations (Wolchover). Something like a winter fuel shortage would have made for a fairly miserable colonial home, and "the higher the misery quotient, the more likely you are to be seeing witches." (Wolchover)....   [tags: psychological condition, illness]

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The Power of Money

- Money is what makes the world go around. We work for money. We gain from spending money. We live because of money. However, some of us have more than others. What should we do with the excess money we have. Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics, believes that the “money you’re spending on luxuries, not necessities, should be given away.” He believes that people should donate to overseas aid organizations, so they can recognize the urgent need for food and medicine in many parts of the world. To donate gives much benefits to the donor and the donee, but sometimes, donating has its limits....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald novel]

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Overview of the Salem Witch Trails

- The Salem Witch Trails A dark time in American history could be easily recognized in the chaos and mass hysteria stirred up during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, when many people lost their lives due to crazed accusations and extremist religious beliefs. Today Salem is known as the home of The Salem Witch Trails. Many people visit places like Gallows Hill and the House where they held the accusation meetings. Salem’s rich history makes it a very popular tourist attraction today. All the chaos began when a few young girls began having strange fits....   [tags: Gallows Hill, Witchcraft, American History]

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For Money or Love

- Women of the 1800’s where very limited to what they could do in life; especially the women of the upper and middle class. They where expected to do nothing more than marry and to marry well. If they could not do this the life that they faced was very grim. It would be a life of spinsterhood and being care for by other family members or working as a governess for some upper class family. Jane Austen in her book Pride and Prejudice shows the reader the important of marrying and hopefully marrying well but also how important it is marry for love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Austen]

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The Causes of the Salem Witch Trials

- What caused the Salem Witch Trials. This question has been asked for hundreds of years, yet the world still isn't sure of the answer. The only statement that can be proven is that there were multiple causes (salemwitchtrials.com). No one factor pushed the trials into existence. Even simple things, like fear, took a part in the overall cause. To this day, scientists and researchers alike still argue over the answer to this riddling question. In the early winter months of 1692, in colonial Massachusetts, two young girls began exhibiting strange symptoms that were described to be "beyond the power of Epileptic Fits or natural disease to effect (examiner.com)." Doctors looked them over, but co...   [tags: trails, factors, hysteria]

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Overview of the Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem Witch Trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, there was over one hundred witches executed during these trials. These witches were said to have “Bewitched young girls causing them to shriek in pain, their limbs twisted into strange contortions.” (Cohen, et al. 2012, 97). Why couldn’t there be witches. I believe that these woman and men were in fact true witches and shouldn’t have been punished for their beliefs. One of the main reasons for coming to the New World was tolerance of different religions was it not....   [tags: massachusetts, hutchinson, winthrop]

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

- Through the use of Christian symbolism, conflicts, and imagery, C. S. Lewis implements his religious background into his literary works. Within The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis creates a question in the reader's mind on whether or not the story was meant to symbolize a Christian allegory. Throughout the story, Lewis utilizes the use of symbolism through his characters, their actions, and the places they travel. All of the main characters in the novel symbolize something within the Holy Bible....   [tags: Literary Analysis, C.S. Lewis]

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Money Money Money

- Money Money Money Money When you listen to a C.D. or a song on the radio, do you actually listen to it. If you do you would probably have to agree that each song has a different and unique meaning. Money is one common topic most songs are about. Their either about the good, bad, or the lifestyles of people with or with out money. Different music artists have their own idea of what money can do to you and some even think money is the root of all evil. In the song “Money” (Pink Floyd) they mention “ Money, so they say is the root of all evil today.” Money the root of all evil....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Witch Trials of Salem

- The Witch Trials of Salem Though only a seven-month “trend,” the Salem Witch Trials (SWTs) led to the executions and imprisonments of several innocent people. The SWTs were the examinations, trials, and executions of alleged “witches” beginning in late February 1692 and ending in late October 1692. The SWTs began in Salem Village, Massachusetts (currently Danvers, Massachusetts). The SWTs began with the “circle girls”: Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, Jr., Elizabeth Hubbard, Mercy Lewis, and Mary Walcott....   [tags: American History]

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Witch Camps in Modern Ghana

- ... In recent years, talk has been made of shutting the camps down, but this would leave many with nowhere to go. If the accused are unwilling to return home now, they certainly will not if the camps are closed. Not to mention, their communities will not likely invite them back with open arms. The unwillingness to leave speaks to fear of continued abuse as well as being forced to leave an accepting community. The accused are accepted into a new, organic group, and no longer discriminated against as the other....   [tags: supernatural beliefs, superstition]

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The Salem Witch Trials of 1962

- The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were notorious occasions in American History. They have been the subject of verifiable articles, religious talks, books, plays, and movies. Both in the realm of the scholarly world and pop-society of American social order, the Salem Witch Trials have interested gatherings of people from directly after they happened throughout the twentieth century. In a few ways, the exact truth that investment in this occasion has spread over crosswise over both time and disciplines makes the trials deserving of study....   [tags: notorious occasions in American history]

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The Horrors of the Salem Witch Trials

- In all of human history, people have written about inhuman beings, many of which include gods, demons, wizards, sorcerers, and witches. Nowadays, mystical beings are seen everywhere in media. Most of society stopped believing in these creatures years ago, but for 17th century Salem, witchcraft became a living nightmare (Fremon, 1999 The reason for the bizarre events that occurred during the Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693 in Massachusetts has been the focus of speculation and curiosity for many years....   [tags: puritans, women, gods, demonds]

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Salem Witch Trials of 1692

- The Salem witch trials of the 17th century, was an event that took place in the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts which spread mass hysteria that centralized around the idea of witchcraft and reflected religious persecution. This tale of events provoked the fears of Puritans whom at the time hated and believed witchcraft to be evil, the practice of committing ill acts on the innocent, the aid of demonic spirits and conveying with Satan. Therefore, the idea of Devil worshipping and witchcraft became a central scapegoat as a reason to exterminate those who were outcasts and did not practice in the Puritan faith accordingly to the rest of the town....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Witch Hunts: Then and Now

- As empirical evidence discovered by 21st-century science allows the world’s understanding of the physical universe to increase exponentially, more people grow skeptical of superstition. During the 16th and 17th centuries, however, a phenomenon of worldwide mass hysteria came out of the medieval period and swept across Europe and Colonial North America with speed. The concept of magic versus religion, specifically witchcraft, became the prominent collective-obsessional-behavior problem around the beginning of the 15th century....   [tags: The Witchcraft Phenomenon]

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James Patterson's Witch & Wizard

- James Patterson's book “Witch & Wizard” is about two teen wizards, Whisteria and Whitford Allgood. Whisty and Whit are brother and sister living in a dictatorship-like society called the New Order (N.O.). In the N.O. any disobedience or ideas of magic will be punished. Also, anyone under the age of eighteen will be evaluated and corrected if they do not comply with the N.O.'s ideas. The dictator of this new society is referred to as The One Who Is The One. The One is supposed to be an all powerful leader, who has powers far greater than Whit and Whisty....   [tags: gothic literature, story analysis]

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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

- Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Events that began in late 1691 may have been escalated due to religious discord, economic failure or fear of attack by local Indians that allied with French and Canadian communities. Is there a scientific reasoning behind this or was the puritan lifestyle and fear of the French and Indian wars raging less than 70 miles away elevating the communities fear of the devil infiltrating their small community. I will show how politics, social acceptance and the constant fear of attacks may have escalated the pursuit and conviction of these “so called” witches. Looking at this puritan society, we may learn how small fractures in the community may be construed as an atta...   [tags: The Puritans]

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Sociology Of The Salem Witch Trials

- Before one can begin talking about what the “Biological Theories” of Criminology are, one must first understand what were the early understandings of crime. The earliest theories tended to focus on supernatural or religious causes, which is where the ideas of witches and witchcraft came into play (e.g., the Salem Witch trials), which today seem ludicrous to even believe in. However, most crime cases focused on the assumption that these criminals were possessed, rather than it being their rational choice to commit the crime, which is where the unconventional, to say the least, treatments came into place, such as exorcisms, burning, or trephining (i.e., making a hole in the scull of the devian...   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology, Scientific method]

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European Witch Hunts 1350-Present

- In order for history to repeat itself, it has to start somewhere right. The European witch hunts can be traced back to around 1450 and last well into the 18th century. The European witch hunts, much like the Salem witch trials happened because of rejection of rapid social, economic, and religious transformation. (Jones Gendercide Watch: European Witch Hunts). Often during times of rapid change it takes a while for reforms to be made or for citizens to adjust to the new arrangement. The result of the rejection of change during this time period was mass hysteria and moral dilemmas....   [tags: History]

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Salem Witch Trials and BDSM

- Like practitioners of BDSM, which is an acronym for the sexual practices of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism, the people accused of witchcraft in the Salem witchcraft trials were viewed as sinners and were looked at with reproach. I decided to write about kinksters, which are people who engage in unusual sexual behavior, because of the unwarranted criticism they face. It is comparable to being homosexual in that people with kinks may feel the need to hide this part of themselves from their family and friends because they fear being judged....   [tags: witchcraft, sexual practices, bondage, discipline]

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I Was An Evil Witch

- Luckily, my locker had remained unmolested when I got to it, which was a good sign. The only thing that was different about it was what appeared as a fresh coat of orange paint that the school’s janitor must have applied to cover up the word WITCH after I had complained about to the principal’s office the other day. Homeroom had also flown by without incident. The only looks that I had received were from a stoner named Cory Slater. At first, I thought he was just trying to be a jerk by staring me down—thinking he was intimidating me somehow....   [tags: Question, Sentence, Interrogative word, Answer]

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Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting Theories

- The Issue on discussion here is the different theories on why the witch-hunts took place. This is a topic that has a lot of different views and opinions. It is doubtful we will ever truly understand the exact reasons but historians can make educated and logical conclusions based on supporting information and evidence. Not all ideas have as much evidence as others and some theories have pretty much been ignored or disproved. Hester‘s ideas in “Patriarchal Reconstruction and Witch Hunting” takes the feminist attitude and relies on the theory of Misogyny to explain what the possible reasons behind the witch-hunts were....   [tags: Religion]

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History of Witch Hunts

- History has a way of repeating itself. This is most likely the result of human nature. Humans, despite years and years of evolution, still have some quirks they’ve always had. One such quirk is the fear of things that are different; a quirk displayed throughout history in an event known as a witch hunt. The concept of a witch hunt seems pretty self-explanatory; an angry mob chasing down some questionable old hag. Well, not exactly. The online Merriam Webster dictionary defines a witch hunt as, “the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil.” Hold on, that didn’t say anything about witches: what’s more, it sa...   [tags: Witches, Church, Catholics, Pope]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem witchcraft trials began in the year of 1692. The trials caused hysteria in Salem Village. There were twenty people accused of witchcraft and executed. Over one hundred people were thought to be guilty and were placed in jail. However, “The Salem witch-hunt was remarkable not for the numbers hanged and imprisoned but for happening when it did” (Hill 1). The trials began over forty years after the initial European witch-frenzy (Hill 1). Superstition was being challenged by scientists at the time....   [tags: literary analysis, culture, ergotism]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Imagine a man being accused of a crime he did not commit, yet his punishment whether he did or did not do it is death. Again, imagine a world where accusations from thirteen year old girls are taken under serious consideration in court. Absurd, ridiculous, and out of the question are some of the words most people would use to describe such situations. Between being pressed against large stones for a confession, or being thrown into the river to test for witchcraft, the people of Salem were in a mass hysteria....   [tags: crime, confession, accusations]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Before 1692, the supernatural was a part of people’s everyday normal life. This is so as people strongly believed that Satan was present and active on earth. Men and women in Salem Village believed that all the misfortunes that befell them were the work of the devil. For example, when things like infant death, crop failures or friction among the congregation occurred, people were quick to blame the supernatural. This concept first emerged in Europe around the fifteenth century and then spread to Colonial America....   [tags: U.S. History]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem Witch Trials were a prime part of American history during the early 17th century. During this time, religion was the prime focus and way of life within colonies. This was especially true for the Puritan way of life. Puritans first came to America in hopes of practicing Christianity their own way, to the purest form. The Puritans were fundamentalists who believed every word transcribed in the Bible by God was to be followed exactly for what it was. The idea of the devil controlling a woman and forming her into a Witch was originated from people’s lack of awareness on illness, disease or simple hysteria....   [tags: puritans, religion, the crucible]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem Witch Trials was a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry Into the Salem Witch Trials is a historical narrative of the trials written by Marion L. Starkey. The trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. The author discusses the origin, duration and the aftermath of the incident. It discusses the Puritan negligence towards the emotional needs of the female children involved in the trials and their striving for attention, as well as the harsh reality of sin and evil imposed on Puritan beliefs....   [tags: US history, mass hysteria, hearings & prosecution]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Witches and what are so called witches are viewed differently in modern society in comparison with early history, for the reason being that many have no believe towards it. In past history witches “since long before the sixteenth century, people had believed that some persons had superpower, the ability to perform good or harmful magic (or both). A good witch, or cunning women, as magic workers were often called, might, for example, heal persons or animals by incantations or potions; she might just as readily kill with a cure or evil eye....   [tags: history, religion, sociology]

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The Old Black Witch

- She was a witch just like any other witch, though these days, witches are harder to come by, due to a lack of old run down buildings for them to live in. She was herself short and squat, noisy, and rather irritable. She rode around on her broomstick and terrorized the neighborhood, a sport she most enjoyed. What could be better than flying through town scaring little boys and girls. Anyway, she had heard that a boy and his mother were moving into the neighborhood. "What fun," she thought. The locals were becoming used to her daily antics....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Nothing in history happens as an isolated event. All of time is a continuous cycle of cause and effect, each decision and event leading to another. Eventually all the pieces fall into place to form the landscape of time. It is the job of historians to study this process and determine exactly what each piece of the puzzle is. From the building of the pyramids to America’s war on terrorism, people can eventually trace everything back through time. Of course, attempts to discover the exact causes often lead to controversy....   [tags: American History, Witchcraft, Controversy]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Church had an enormous influence on the Puritan religion. The colonist from New England had mainly come over for religious reasons because they did not agree with the Protestant Church of England. The colonist came to America in search of a new home and place to live where they could have a community based on their common religious beliefs. In their community, they had a closed society built around their church and activities. The Puritan life basically revolves around the church which influenced how they lived their everyday lives....   [tags: Religion, Church, Women]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- During the early winter of 1692 two young girls became inexplicably ill and started having fits of convulsion, screaming, and hallucinations. Unable to find any medical reason for their condition the village doctor declared that there must be supernatural forces of witchcraft at work. This began an outbreak of hysteria that would result in the arrest of over one hundred-fifty people and execution of twenty women and men. The madness continued for over four months. The notorious witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts occurred from June through September....   [tags: Witches, American history, puritanism]

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20th Century Witch Hunts

- Following the roughly three hundred year long witch craze spanning from the fifteenth to eighteenth century, the concept of witch-hunting transformed from the literal extermination of witches (devil worshippers) into having a new meaning that arose from events experienced throughout the twentieth century. This meaning encompasses acts of accusation, mass hysteria and even extermination of a particular group of people who are presumed to pose a threat against the accuser(s) or a particular group of people....   [tags: Nazi Germany]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- ... The residents of the village of Salem have what they believe is definitive and irrefutable proof that someone is bewitching these children and perhaps even the town itself. For them the question is not if it is happening but who is doing it. This was on the tail end of the Witchcraft craze that was sweeping through Europe where thousands of women accused of witchcraft were put to death because they were believed to be agents of the Devil causing harm to others through supernatural means. The craze started in the 1300’s and ended in the late 1600’s.(Blumberg, 2007) Even though overseas this was winding down, local events caused it to flourish....   [tags: history of the New England colonies]

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The Red Witch Scare

- “There was four. There was four,” were the words that Tituba said before accusing numerous women of witchcraft and dealing with the devil; numerous innocent women. “I have here in my hand a list of 205, a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department,” were Senators McCarthy’s words before he accused hundreds of innocent and few not so innocent government employees of being communist spies....   [tags: the Crucible by Arthur Miller]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- ... Sudden and violent death occupied minds. Before the trials began there were a few cases of possession among young girls in the town of Salem. Girls were affected by seizures and hallucinations that they blamed women in the town for and accused them of being witches. They were convinced they were possessed. As we know today the seizures and hallucinations were caused by ergot, a fungus found on rye grains. Ergot, what the hallucinogenic drug LSD is derived from, grows on rye grains in warm damp conditions such as existed at the time of the previous rye harvest in Salem....   [tags: church, england, god]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- Superstition--The belief in supernatural causality, has been a driving factor behind pivotal historical events throughout the early years of the documented human existence. Unexplainable disasters and phenomena were once commonly attributed to displeased gods by many an ancient civilization. Humans have always had a burning desire to understand why things happen. Remarkable and seemingly unexplainable events occurring in civilizations where the sciences are lacking, leaves the masses to credit that so badly desired explanation to magic and unearthly powers, allowing superstitious un-backed accusations and assumptions to run rampant....   [tags: church, ignorance, superstition]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- During the seventeenth century Salem, Massachusetts is a seaport town populated mostly by Puritan colonists who came over from England in the seventeenth century. Beliefs of witchcraft came over with the settlers who, if caught practicing, was punishable by death. The Salem Witch Trials were a series of court cases in 1692 revolving around witchcraft where over hundred people were accused, nineteen were hanged, and one was pressed to death. England had accused people of witchcraft dating back as far as the twelfth century, and it was not until the fourteenth century that they began to arrest and try citizens....   [tags: Massachusetts, Puritans, US history]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem Witch trials were a series of arrests and, in extreme cases, executions of many people in the late 17th Century. It was caused by symptoms with unknown causes and extreme suspicion that led to numerous accusations and relentless panic in the small colonial town of Salem. Entire families were imprisoned, nineteen people were hanged, and many others died in prison. The Salem Witch Trails were a period of chaos that was the effect of judgments based on social differences and prejudices. Salem was mostly made up of Puritans, and many of the town’s laws were based on religion (O’Keefe, 18)....   [tags: chaos, social, differences, prejudice]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- During the years of 1692 and 1693 the fear of witchcraft swept through Salem, Massachusetts like a plague. Witchcraft strongly defied Puritan beliefs, and the Puritans executed any accused witches. Throughout the hysteria in Salem, 185 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Rumors of witchcraft put many people’s lives in danger. Witchcraft was defined as entering into a compact with the devil in exchange for certain powers to do evil. It was considered a sin against God’s superiority; a strict rule against Puritan beliefs (Conforti)....   [tags: massachusetts, puritan beliefs]

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The Roman Witch Hunt

- There is almost no question that the lifeblood of the Roman state was war, and that the decisions made by Roman politicians were usually in the interest of keeping this blood flowing. Through all of the endless warfare Rome managed to conquer most of the territory surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and ruled most of this large swath of land by the proxy of co-opted local elites. Therefore it is difficult to imagine how Rome managed to keep its citizenry in check without instilling a powerful sense of fear in them....   [tags: Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus]

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Promise of Money

- ... Students see the college degree as a slip of paper helps them get a better job. “ Professors believe that a college diploma represents the culmination of an education. Students, however, increasingly see the diploma as a credential that will lead to a better job” (6). Not only education is a way out of poverty, but education is a gateway to wealth accumulation. Another purpose of going to college is to gain edges and advantages in a very competing workforce. A student with an associate or higher education degree is likely to be demanded by many companies....   [tags: a college education]

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Money, Money, Money (In A Rich Man's World) in Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- The Jazz Age was a gilded time in America, a period of excitement and carelessness, the entire nation obsessed with good looks and money. As wealthy reputations became more important than ever, Americans grew increasingly materialistic and craved the "good life"– a life with big houses, fancy cars, and lavish parties. The highest level of success was not derived from a hard work ethic as in the olden days, but instead from this new, gaudy American Dream, a dream focused neither on happiness or satisfaction, but instead solely on the attainment of wealth....   [tags: looks, materialistic, wealth, happiness]

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Power Is Money; Money Is Power

- Power is Money; Money is Power Power is money and money is power. There are many more examples of this now than anytime in the past. One of the most obvious examples is politics. Ross Perot was an unkown multimillionaire and his money is the only reason that he made it into the presidential election. If a man who earned a standard salary wanted to run for president, he would have almost no chance at all unless he was backed by people with money. Every four years when the U.S. Presidential election is held, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Witch Crazy

- In England, during the 15th and 16th centuries, the previously underground and ignored practice of witchcraft became an offense that was punishable by death. Women were the majority of the citizens who were tried for the crime of witchcraft. The belief that they were given their supernatural powers by the devil and aimed to crush all Christian values and people caused their excessive persecution.1 This paper will explain why most individuals accused of witchcraft in England were women and will be backed by primary sources from a variety of historical individuals and also secondary sources from various historical backgrounds....   [tags: European History ]

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Witch Encounters

- Paranormal activity also known as Parapsychology is “ the scientific study of interactions between living organisms and their external environment that goes beyond the physical laws of nature” (Center, 2013). Parapsychology is a branch of the study of the mind. Parapsychologists study five main areas: Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Precognition, Psychokinesis, and Survival Studies. (Center, 2013) What distinguishes the field from others is that it uses the scientific method to learn about new paranormal activity....   [tags: parapsychology, paranormal activity]

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Retirement Money Management: The Time Value of Money Method

- Larry R. Frank Sr. is an advisor in Roseville California and is trying to explain how you can use your retirement money and make it last longer through the time value of money method. Some people when they retire, follow the advice that withdrawing 4% of their savings yearly will help save their money and make it last even longer. However, there is no doubt that this method can work but there is one important aspect to look at. Time. It is the most important factor everyone is cautious of and if well managed, produces great results and provides even more time....   [tags: 4% rule, recession, inflation]

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Salem Witch Hunts

- Exploring, the historical references of the Salem Witch Hunts will reveal insights into the cultural makeup of this colonial society during the seventeenth century. Questions that present themselves are, were there a sense of mass hysteria or were there some other sociological phenomena that explained the social construct during that disturbing time frame. In the winter of 1691-1692 Salem Village was not a happy-go-lucky place to live; the cold, damp, and dreary town of 600 was divided and afraid....   [tags: culture, witches, trials, society, God, US]

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How Money Was Created And The Basic Political Ideology Of Money

- As a child the world seems so simple and one dimension. There is nothing of importance beyond recess, toys, and friends. Aspects of reality such as car payments, work, or college deadlines have not yet pocked their head into our minds. At a young age I was unaware of exactly where money came from. I mean I knew how money was created and the basic political ideology of money. However, it never crossed my mind of what exactly I was giving up for something in return. Well I should say I never knew what my parents were giving up to get me something....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Parent]

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

- There was a light ahead of her not a few inches away where the back of the wardrobe ought to have been, but a long way away. Something cold and soft was falling on her. A moment later she found that she was standing in the middle of a wood at night time with snow under her feet and snowflakes falling through the air.” So begins an adventure that throws four children into a magical country unlike any our world has ever seen. It is an adventure that will fling them into the very palm of evil itself and ultimately deliver them into the heart of good....   [tags: Symbolism, Bible Comparison]

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Salem Witch Trials

- Salem Witch Trials In 1692 events that took place in Salem, Massachusetts led to the best known witch trial in America. Today these witch trials are known as the Salem Witch Trials. More than two-hundred people were accused of practicing witchcraft. A witch to them was someone who could do harm through magical means, they could curdle milk, hobble animals, and even cause young children to sicken and die (Aronson, Witch Hunt 31). People believed the Salem Witch Trials happened because English rulers started a war with France....   [tags: american history, ]

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European Witch Hunt

- The epoch of Medieval European history concerning the vast and complicated witch hunts spanning from 1450 to 1750 is demonstrative of the socioeconomic, religious, and cultural changes that were occurring within a population that was unprepared for the reconstruction of society. Though numerous conclusions concerning the witch trials, why they occurred, and who was prosecuted have been founded within agreement there remains interpretations that expand on the central beliefs. Through examining multiple arguments a greater understanding of this period can be observed as there remains a staggering amount of catalysts and consequences that emerged....   [tags: European History ]

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Salem Witch Trials

- During 1692, in a small village named Salem Village, in Massachusetts, tragedy broke loose. A rave of the belief of witches was flying through the small village, making death and tragedy almost a normal and daily thing. Not only was it big in Salem Village, but the word got around to many towns and villages surrounding them. Many were accused, many were accusing, and very few were lucky enough to not be bothered with this crazy belief. It all happened in one year. It started when two young girls seemed sick, but were making awkward sounds and outstanding body movements....   [tags: religious beliefs and mass hysteria]

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Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem witch trials occurred in Salem, Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. There were over 200 people who were accused of witchcraft, and about twenty were executed. Today, we do not necessarily take as severe of actions on those whom are different, but there are witch hunts occurring every day in our society. Both in the 1600s and today, humans fear the unknown, or unconformity. People take their personal values, and combine them with the values of their society, and “witch hunts” begin to form in the society....   [tags: Eating Disorders, Sexual Orientation]

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The Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trails of 1692

- During the 1600's, our country was young and starting to grow. Man believed in the paranormal and thought my things were either and act of God or Satan. The pilgrims believed the Devil was alive and planned to destroy the pilgrims. At that point in time, those who practiced Christianity believed that the Devil could give his worshipers special powers to harm others in return for his loyalty; they were called witches. In 1692, dark times shadowed the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, it was the beginning of the dreaded Salem witch trials....   [tags: court, death, beliefs, devil]

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Modern Witch Hunting

- Evaluate the role of gender in early modern witch-hunting. During the early modern period Europe experienced a phase of vicious prosecution of the people accused of the crime of ‘Witchcraft.’ There has been an estimated death toll of up to 50,000 people during these Witch-hunt crazes, although the exact figures are unknown. What is known is that overall 75-80% of those accused were woman although this varies in different states. In this essay I will discuss the role of gender in witchcraft and why the majority of people executed as Witches were women....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women, Witches]

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Salem Witch Trials

- “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” M.L.K. Jr. (Walkman). Just imagine seeing hallucinations everywhere, believing that witches are everywhere doing horrible things. That seems terrifying but not as terrifying as what happens to the people who were accused. If they were accused it is practically a death sentence. The scary thing was that people believed the little girls of Salem who were accusing people....   [tags: American History, Witchcraft, England]

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Factors and Influence of the Salem Witch Trials

- The Salem witch trials transpired in the late 1600’s and caused uncertainty and controversy throughout the society. The town of Salem is where most of the trials occurred, and practicing witchcraft, and our American government forced over a dozen citizens to pay with their lives. The witch trials happened because of conflicts dealing with religion, fear, and feuds. The trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of adolescent girls claimed to be possessed by the devil and they accused several local women of witchcraft....   [tags: Hysteria, Giles Corey]

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

- ... Also, the portraying of the White Witch character through her appearance and manor didn’t meet my expectations. C.S. Lewis, author and creator of The Chronicles of Narnia did a phenomenal job with the majestically theme of the book and moral of the movie, although he didn’t produce it. “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond,” I think that C.S. Lewis was trying to tell his readers that it’s okay to have an imaginative ingenious mind no matter the age, young or old....   [tags: C.S. Lewis, film adaptation]

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Primary Sources for the Salem Witch Trials

- ... The ‘black man’ has often been interpreted as the Devil. Not only was there a social division between classes but between men/women and children as well. Salem was spilt into two key places Salem Village and Salem Town. The residents of Salem Village were poor famers who made a meagre living cultivating crops on poor soil . Salem Town on the other hand was a busy and prosperous port town, where many of its inhabitants where wealthy merchants. It is also worthy to not in connection with this the fact that most of those accused lived in the wealthier area (Ipswich Road) near to Salem Town, where as the accusers lived in the poorer areas of Salem Village ....   [tags: mass hysteria]

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The Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare

- During the 1950s, the United States was afraid of the communist party. This caused the U.S. to quickly judge anybody who was assumed to be a communist. A similar story was the struggle John Proctor had. John Proctor lived within a super proper society, with many of the people in it being superstitious with the Witch Trials going on. The Salem Witch Trials were filled with the lies of people being witches that would eventually destroy their reputations. The United States was in a state of scare when they feared that communist agents would come and try to destroy our government system....   [tags: communist party, john proctor, mccarthism]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

- In C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis emphasizes the three points of philosophy, themes, and symbolism throughout his writing. Lewis was a strong Christian man, and wanted to make children see and understand all the stories of the Bible. Therefore, he put Christian elements through his books, but with fantasy characters as well. Especially in this story, Lewis conveys the differences between good and evil. Aslan is represented as Christ just as the White Witch represents the sense of evil....   [tags: Literature]

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C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe"

- C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, which is now Northern Ireland, on November 29, 1892. In 1916 he was accepted to University College, which is the oldest college at Oxford University. After enrolling he volunteered for active duty in World War I. Following the end of the war he returned to Oxford and graduated with first-class honors in Greek and Latin literature, Philosopy, Ancient History, and English Literature. After graduation, he taught at Oxford for 29 years before he became a professor of Mideval and Rennaissance literature in 1955....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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The Chronicles Of ' Narni The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

- William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis-- for decades, authors have been writing about the development of the psychological mind through the actions of their characters. One of the most common themes is the idea of nature versus nurture; the difference between acquired traits and honed characteristics. In the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, based off of the novel written by C.S. Lewis, Edmund Pevensie struggles with his role as a human being and the temptations of power....   [tags: Human nature, Nature versus nurture]

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The Unfairness of Witch Hunting in Medieval Europe

- It is said the only proper way to kill a “witch” is death by fire. This has been the stance for hundreds of years, and during this era, an uncountable number of people were put to death by this same notion. Nevertheless, was it fair. Did they truly have a fair trial or was it used to eliminate innocent people for some kind of gain. Pope Innocent VIII (1484), Johannes Nider (1437), and an excerpt from Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witches, 1486), elaborates on stories of witchcraft, signs of witchcraft, and punishment for the highest considered form of heresy....   [tags: the hammer of witches, formicarius]

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