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Accusations of Biological Warfare by the US in Korea

- Accusations of Biological Warfare by the US in Korea In the 1950s, allegations surfaced that the United States had experimented with biological weapons in remote areas of Northern Korea. “The US government denied the charges of biological weapons use, and this denial was generally supported in the West by eminent scientists who challenged the Needham report. The allegations are still a matter for study.” (Guillemain, 2005, p. 100) The scope of this paper is to neither attempt to solidify the convictions of the accusers, nor is it to vindicate the American government of the time....   [tags: US government, german scientists, lawyers]

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The Senators Deny The Accusations Of The Group Anonymous

- The Senators deny the accusations of the Group Anonymous According to the KKK articles, they all identify what went on and how this incident had occurred to everyone. The authors, all describe how the situation happened in different ways, but they all hold at least some truth in them. One main thing that all the articles have in common is who it happened to. All the articles talk about the group “Anonymous” and how they were to blame for what had happened. On October 31st, 2015, the group “Anonymous” announce that they would be releasing information regarding members who may be involved to be part of the KKK....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan]

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Sanctions, Accusations, And Coups : The Central Divide

- Sanctions, Accusations, and Coups: The Central Divide The Eastern world has been at odds with the western world for a long time. In the past, many conflicts have arose between western countries and eastern countries. These conflicts included: The debates of Islamic interpretation, U.S. relations in the middle east, World War I and II and the fall of the soviet union. The fall of the Soviet union in 1991, was just the continuation of a never ending game of hearsay between the United States and Russia, which most scholars render the title:The Cold War....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, World War II, United States]

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False Accusations in Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

- The play “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley began with a sermon by Father Brendan Flynn, a well liked and enlightened neighborhood priest, who says, "Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty". (Shanley 6) Sister Aloysius Beauvier is a strict traditional nun, who was declared to protect and secure St. Nicholas Church School. Father Flynn seems to be the protagonist in the play and Sister Aloysius is the antagonist. The whole play, sister Aloysius Beauvier suspected Father Flynn of molesting a 12-year-old boy named Donald Muller, who is the first African-American student in the St....   [tags: molestation, priest, innocent]

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Isabella's Accusations in Measure for Measure by Shakespeare

- Near the end of all plays there is the climax, the part of the play where all the action comes together, the most important part of the play. Near the end of Measure for Measure, Isabella confronts Angelo in front of the Duke. This is the climax of the play. Although there are many important parts in Measure for Measure, by William Shakespearem, Isabella's accusations of Angelo is the most important because of the language used, the charactor development that comes out, and the emphasis of the plays themes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Encumbrance of Females Through Accusations of Witchcraft

- The Encumbrance of Females Through Accusations of Witchcraft Her feet dangle wildly beneath her, hoping to brush upon any stable object. Inches away, the platform beneath taunts her. All the blood is gushing to her head, at any moment she thinks it will explode. Her eyes are straining, searching for a friendly face in the crowd that has gathered around her, but there is not one. She sees the judge that convicted her, she sees the Inquisitor that accused her, and she sees her husband that once loved her....   [tags: Papers]

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Detrimental Effects of Hysteria, Rumors and Accusations Depicted in Miller's, The Crucible

- The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a timeless piece of work that is applicable to many societies. The Crucible was written to criticize the outrageous behavior of Americans in the 1950’s. The McCarthy Era in the 1950’s parallels the witch hunt in Salem. Miller’s work is still relevant for political situations today even though it was specifically written to criticize that time period. Both the McCarthy Era and the Salem Witch Trials display the danger of collective hysteria, the speed of rumors, and the inability of accusers to stop the accusations once they have started....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Salem Witch Trials : Everlasting Accusations Towards Women During The 1950s

- The Salem Witch Trials: Everlasting accusations towards women during the 1960s Throughout history, many attempts of accusations were settled in place against women. There were some cases where men were involved, however, women were the main targets behind the witch craze. When the topic, witches, is brought up in a conversation or writing a paper many, but not all, people think of the witch craze as an act by women to gain higher authority above men. Which could lead to things like, riding a broom stick, afflicting pain onto others, making potions, or sending animals out to kill....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Magic, Witch-hunt]

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Exploration of Accusations of Selective Justice Regarding the ICC Made by the African Union

- Introduction This paper explores accusations of selective justice regarding the ICC, made by the African Union. It argues that the ICC can effectively contribute to peace and peacebuilding, so long as it involves a comprehensive approach to international justice that extends beyond criminal trials. The argument is reinforced through utilization of African case studies where the ICC has not been entirely effective. Furthermore a solution focusing on progressive initiatives of restorative international justice is outlined....   [tags: Rome Statute, Legal Precedent]

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Joseph McCarthy and Communism

- Communism is everywhere. And many people were involved in communism around the world especially during the 1950’s. One main person involved in american communism was Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy, although negatively, was very much involved in the search for communists in the United States of America. Joseph McCarthy was born on a country farm in a little town called Appleton in the state of Wisconsin. He was born on the fourteenth of November in 1908. He grew up with parents who were very devout Catholics....   [tags: accusations, government]

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The Trial and Untimely Death of Socrates

- ... As you could imagine Socrates was very confused by this and wondered what is the riddle or there are many wiser people in Athens alone. He then, as he puts it “in service of the god”, went out and questioned and studied the wise men to see if they were wiser then himself. No matter who he went to see and talk to he came to the same result, that each person was wise in their own fields while believing they know things on other subjects. To each person he tried to help by showing them, or humbling them as we would put it today, that they were not as wise as they believed....   [tags: innocent, defended, accusations]

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Contributions to teh Miscarriages of Justice

- What causes contributed to the miscarriages of justice. The main causes that contributed to the miscarriages of justice were perjury or false accusations from jailhouse informants, and prosecutorial misconduct. Jailhouse Informants/False Accusation: Jailhouse informants are inmates who provide incriminating information or testimony during criminal proceeding against another inmate. The prevalence of jailhouse informants is quite high because competition among informants is tough, information gathering techniques are quickly being modified, many inmates want to manipulate cell sharing or transfers in exchange for their testimony, many inmates have made careers out becoming informants, loss o...   [tags: False Accusations, Prosecutorial Misconduct]

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The Puritan and Persecution Predicament in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller about the 1692 Salem witch trials. Arthur Miller tells the story of John Proctor; A man who is trying to save his wife and friends from wrongful accusations of being witches. He also tells the story of a misguided court whom are innocently accusing people of witchcraft in Salem. Within this play, Arthur Miller highlights main themes that occur during the trials. The Salem witch trials created many innocent deaths. In his play, Arthur Miller shows the two main themes on why the Salem witch trials caused so many deaths....   [tags: Hysteria, Witchcraft, Wrong Accusations]

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Senator Joseph McCarthy and Communism

- ... The final vote was 67-22 against the Senator. While McCarthy was found not guilty of the fraud charges against him as a result of the false accusations made against officials and the military, the censurship remained in effect. This led to being removed from his position as chairman, but remained a Senator until his death on May 2, 1957 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The cause of death for Joseph McCarthy was complications from alcoholism and hepatitis (Schwarz). An in depth look at the trials of Senator Joseph McCarthy shows just how much the man thought of himself during his time in the position of Senator....   [tags: accusations, nonexistent evidence]

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Anonymity for Defendents: Keeping Everything Private

- ... They printed ramdom headlnes about him, quotes of pupils calling him 'weird' and 'creepy' crept their way to the front pages, with the one purpose of dragging his name through the mud. After Tabak's conviction Jeffries accepted substantial damages for defamation from the Scotsmn, the Sun and several other newspapers. Despite it being clear that Jefferies is innocent he will always be known for the case. This isn't the only the time something like this has happened. It has now become quite a common occurence for to see people accused of crimes in the tabloid and them to later be cleared....   [tags: innocence, media, accusations, system]

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The Case of Anne Gunter

- The case of Anne Gunter fits the modern stereotype of witchcraft accusations and the trials that resulted from them; a young girl falsely claims that an older woman or women are causing her harm using supernatural abilities they have gained through nefarious means, sending the community into an uproar. Hysteria runs rampant through the community and the poor women are harshly punished – the formulaic story plays out similarly throughout popular media, must notably in Arthur Millers’ ‘The Crucible’....   [tags: modern stereotype of witchcraft accusations]

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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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False Accusations in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

- By definition malpractice is “the improper or negligent treatment of a patient, as by a physician, resulting in injury, damage, or loss.” (1) Malpractice can range from a physician disclosing patient information to a doctor using un-sterilized tools during surgery. There is constantly news about doctors and hospitals facing malpractice lawsuits and doctors loosing their practicing license because of a malpractice incident. I believe there is a certain extent that malpractice law should go in order to protect patients....   [tags: patients, physicians, insurance]

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What are Stereotypes

- Stereotypes are thoughts and ideas perceived about groups of people and their actions. These actions are not always seen as true. The dramatic assumptions and accusations create stereotypes and their origin. The most common stereotypes are about race, and people in every race can be judged before they have the opportunity to prove themselves if their stereotypes precedes them. Even though stereotypes and stereotyping is wrong, if one must it should be based off of that person’s personal experience, with lots of people....   [tags: dramatic assumptions, accusations]

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Wrongful Accusations Do Not Necessarily Lead to Wrongful Conviction

- Wrongful Convictions Introduction There is no true way to know the amount of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted (Neubauer, 2011). Contrary to popular belief, justice and law are not coexisting (Gershman, 1993, pp. 502-515). Most individuals feel and believe that the Criminal Justice System would have steps in place to catch and rectify this issue (Neubauer, 2011). The advent of DNA testing not only generated more attention for, and research about wrongful convictions (Gould, 2010, pp....   [tags: criminal justice system, DNA]

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The Witch Trails of Salem in The Crucible be Arthur Miller

- ... The unknown and vast darkness of witchcraft blind’s the eyes of Salem, making logic utterly useless. The narrator directly shows the silliness of the village’s decision to blame her: “As for Rebecca herself, the general opinion of her character was so high that to explain how anyone dared cry her out for a witch-and more, how adults could bring themselves to lay hands on her-we must look to the fields and boundaries of that time” (Miller 26). The phrase, “how adults could bring themselves to lay hands on her” shows that adults would have to force themselves to hurt her....   [tags: shock, accusations, religion]

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The Spanish Inquisition: Trials and Accusation

- Essay: Analysis of Inquisitorial Trials As demonstrated by scholars such as Kagan and Dyer, Homza, and Kamen, The Spanish Inquisition was a highly organized and secretive institution used to police religious and social order. The trials of María Gonzalez and Pedro de Villegas demonstrate the dedication with which Inquisitors sought to persecute those who were outsiders in society and manipulate them into confessing their religious offenses. However, they also show that the Inquisition was not completely unmerciful- it operated with a legal process that afforded the accused an opportunity to provide evidence that would prove they were not guilty....   [tags: Religion, Culture]

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Themes of Power and Authority in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Explore Miller’s dramatic presentation and development of the theme of power and authority. Even though The Crucible is not historically correct, nor is it a perfect allegory for anti-Communism, or as a faithful account of the Salem trials, it still stands out as a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance, hysteria, power and authority is able to tear a community apart. The most important of these is the nature of power, authority and its costly, and overwhelming results. “But you must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or against it,” says Danforth conceitedly....   [tags: religious, hysteria, accusations]

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Good Versus Evil in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... Putnam accused Rebecca's spirit of 'tempting her to iniquity,' a charge that had more truth in in that Mrs.Putnam could know" (26). This shows that Rebecca was an easy scapegoat. They can easily accuse her for something that she didn't do. Mrs. Putnam saw that her daughter accused her, so she decided to accuse her too. It shows that they were just naming people, so that their story appeared real. Rebecca was taken to jail and they wouldn't let anyone see her. Francis said, "For murder, she's charged....   [tags: witchcraft, lying, accusations ]

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The Outreaching Effects of the Red Scare

- The Red Scare is referred to as America’s fear of communism and American radicals. The first Red Scare started in the 1920’s. WWI may have ended but the paranoia had lingered on. WWI had not gone very well for Russia and the burdens of losing the war forced the Czar to resign. Russia needed to form a new government and in November of 1917 Lenin led the Bolshevik workers revolution to form the communist party. Karl Marx’s idea’s had been well known throughout the world since 1848 but had never been successfully implemented....   [tags: communist, rivalry, accusations]

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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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Race Stereotyping Leads to the False Accusation of Kabuo Miyamoto

- Race Stereotyping Leads to the False Accusation of Kabuo Miyamoto David Guterson based his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, during a racially charged time of history. This book takes place during the time period of 1940 to 1955. The setting of this novel is a small town, Amity Harbor, on the island of San Piedro. This is a small island, and Amity is the largest town on the entire island. This island is home to Japanese strawberry farmers and one-man gillnetting boats. This novel is based around the murder trial of Carl Heine Jr....   [tags: Snow Falling Cedars Essays]

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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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Witches of Salem

- In Boston on October 17, 1711, an act was “made and passed by the great and general court or assembly of her majesty’s province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England.” This act was to “reverse the attainders of George Burroughs and others for witchcraft.” In other words, the act was to restore honor or civil rights to those accused and prosecuted for witchcraft by proclaiming them as innocent. This act added to the interpretation of going to extreme lengths to accuse people of things and trying to get other people in trouble for crimes they may or may not have committed....   [tags: justice, acusations, punisment]

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The Structure Of Salem And Its Puritan Society

- 1. The structure in Salem and its Puritan society is that those who are working for the government are considered to be at the high rank because they have more power. This is because they can all whether or not someone is a witch or not. Danforth, a judge, portrays the kind of power that he has. He says, “And do you know that near four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature” (Act III page 1190). Also he says, “Remove that man, Marshal” (Act III page 1187). The things that he says help show the audience that those who work for the government have power over the people....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Accusation]

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The Accusation of Witches in Puritan, New England

- The American weakness in times of trouble is the instinctive act of finding a scapegoat. Stemming from the Calvinistic religious beliefs of the Puritans who immigrated to America, anything that strays from the predestined lives of these puritanical people is the result of sin. The ideas of "original sin" and "predestination" are at the heart of Calvinism. Thus, the Calvinist Puritans have their lives planned out for them by God before birth and anything that disrupts that plan must be eradicated....   [tags: Salem Witch Trials, Witch Hunt]

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Cold Blooded Murder Is The Accusation Of The Trial

- Cold blooded murder is the accusation of the trial. Andy Dufresne, who is played by Tim Robbins, is charged with the murder of his cheating wife and tennis pro, Glenn Quentin. Andy is sent to the Shawshank prison, and is eventually friended by the character “Red,” aka Ellis Boyd Redding, a guy that could get items. Red is played by the well-known actor Morgan Freeman. Andy has asked for Red to retrieve a rock hammer for him, because he was a rock enthusiast. Dufresne is instantly liked by a large majority of the prison, maybe a tad too liked....   [tags: Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption]

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The false accusation (story)

- The False accusation Jimmy was a short and a big headed kid. He was very smart and had brown hair. One day, he was walking in the long and narrow hallway between his classes with, his autographed football and work books in his hand, when his friend Sheen approached him. Sheen was Jimmy’s best friend. He was tall and had black hair. Sheen was considered by Jimmy, to be slow in the head. “Where’s our next class?” Jimmy asked. “What?” asked sheen. “Where’s our next class?” Jimmy repeated. “Oh, why didn’t you say that....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Paul Farmer´s AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame

- The content of Paul Farmer’s AIDS & ACCUSATION: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, was very boring to begin with. Quite literally, I was sleeping while reading the beginning of it. However, it did pick up towards the middle as it caught my interest; I found that the book was particularly funny. Before reading this book, I had no clue what I was in for other than the title and who would’ve guessed; the title says it all. It was actually about what the title said. The United States blames Haiti for the AIDS and vice versa....   [tags: america, haiti, aids, voodoo]

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Franz Kafka's The Trial

- ... Gleefully, Josef proclaims he is nothing of the kind, but the chief financial officer of a bank, and proceeds to make a lengthy speech about how badly the entire trial was being run, how incompetent the legal system is, and how absurd the entire ordeal is because he is mostly certainly not guilty. Somewhat ironically, at no point does he ask the judge what he's been accused of, so certain is he of his complete innocence in all matters. Once Josef's speech ends, the judge makes a rather interesting response, saying, "I just want to draw your attention to the fact...that you have today deprived yourself - although you can't yet have realized it - of the advantage that an interrogation off...   [tags: joseph, accusation, book analysis]

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Deception in Apuleius´ The Golden Ass

- Deception has been a ploy as long as time has been account for as what may use as an explanation of what they are unable to fully understand, or what may be deemed as inexplicable. It is to been believed by many of past, present and most likely our distant future, there are indeed powers, beings, at work that we can not understand. In Apuleius’ “The Golden Ass”, these deceptions, play an important role in the lives of these societies, in their everyday lives. There is one common thread in the stories shared with in “The Golden Ass”, where the practice of deception, which was referred to as magic and/or witchcraft, which seems points the finger a one member of the society, women, and their s...   [tags: role, magic, accusation, women, desires]

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The Use Of Technology For Cyberbullying?

- Our school was very strict on the use of technology for cyberbullying. If found guilty of the accusation, you are immediately suspended for three days. Social media was and probably still is a common form of commutation at our school. Clubs and groups use Instagram accounts to post on upcoming events or urgent information they need every member to know. Our own leadership class had nearly all of the popular social media platform’s accounts available. We even introduced a new postion to maintain all of our accounts updated....   [tags: High school, Thought, The Elected, The Accusation]

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Salem Possessed : The Social Origins Of Witchcraft

- In order to understand the outbreak of the witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, authors of Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, explore the social and economic divisions and tensions within Salem and the surrounding communities. Both Boyer and Nissenbaum have a strong background in history. Paul Boyer (1935-2012) was the Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a cultural and intellectual historian who authored several other books....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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The Crucible: Reverend Hale's Metamorphosis

- All of a sudden there was a witch outbreak in Salem Massachusetts. The following day the girls were found in bed inert. The doctor attempted to figure out the sickness the girls could have. However, he could not give the sickness any name. Then Reverend Hale was called in to help the town cure its unnatural problem. Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments. At the beginning he believed the court was doing God’s job. Towards the end his character changes and is less in favor of the court and more in favor for the people being wrongly accused....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, was not highly accepted at the time of it’s release, in 1952. The book itself is an allegory and was not intended to teach and inform about the Salem witch trials. It is, in fact, about Mccarthy and the people during this time, but to keep it hidden, he used the comparison of the two events. Hysteria, power and greed are what drove the people of Salem to false accusations of the innocent puritan people. People like Abigail, Putnam and Danforth blew the accusations out of the water with the power that was given to them by the provence....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Funeral and Burial Customs in Egypt

- To embalm means to treat a dead body so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs, or balsams; also, to keep in memory and to cause to remain unchanged. A funeral is a ceremony which is often a time when loved ones can say their final goodbyes and talk about the good times they had with the person who has died. In Egypt, embalmment and funerals are combined to form an ancient custom that seems to blow the minds of many. Egyptians believe that the dead must be treated with great care. They also believe that the way someone lives their life determines how good their afterlife will be....   [tags: informative, Egyptian history, mummification]

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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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Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello Jealousy is described as someone who is feeling or showing envy of someone because of their achievements and advantages. Jealousy plays a major role in Shakespeare’s play Othello. There are many instances throughout the play that show jealousy between the characters. Throughout the play, jealousy is used for destructive purposes only. I believe that Iago longed to get revenge on Othello for previous issues. This only results in a long line of accusations and disputes between the characters in Othello....   [tags: Analysis, Shakespeare, Othello]

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Illegal Immigrants Of The United States

- Have you ever seen or heard someone discriminate against another person just because they were an illegal immigrant of the United States of America. The Ignorance of the majority of the american people is unreal. They are selfish and do not understand how to think in a way that betters the world. The American People and their government have declared that immigration comes in two forms. A legal and illegal form. How can these people whom have came from a long line of immigrants and people who forced other people to migrate elsewhere and have blood on their hands from all the ones they killed....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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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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Anti-bribery laws in the U.S: Ethics and Airbus

- ... This may be an ethical stance, however, a problem occurs when not all competitors, like Airbus, abide by the same rules and are able to use bribery, kickbacks or sheltered offshore accounts, swaying either political officials or other persons in a position of power able to purchase their planes. What is legal in one country might not be in another. Greasing the wheels in Latin American countries is common practice to move government paperwork through faster or gifting officials helps expedite a business through red tape (Cateora, Gilly & Graham, 2013)....   [tags: international business, culture, politics]

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The Witch Theory Of Salem Village During The Year 1692

- Late summer and early fall in Salem Village during the year 1692 was extremely hectic and controversial. Throughout four months, nineteen men and women were taken to Gallows hill where they were faced with execution either by hanging or an extreme method of torture, which resulted in death. To this day Gallows Hill exact location is unknown, it is known to be a hill located somewhere in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem during this time was faced with an Indian war less than one hundred miles away which put most of every residence on edge and kept the thought of death and the devil in their minds....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Religion's Precedence Over Realism in Depicted in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Sometimes people are so narrow-minded that they do not see the whole picture. People see what they want to see because they cannot handle the actuality or do not like the truth. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Danforth refuses to come to the truth that the witch trials in Salem were the result of a cover-up, and that the court hung a handful of innocent people because of a lie. Miller once said, “The tragedy of The Crucible is the everlasting conflict between people so fanatically wedded to this orthodoxy that they could not cope with the evidence of their senses.” In other words, the tragedy of The Crucible involved the theocracy’s failure to control Salem’s witchcraft mania....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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"A Delusion of Satan": Great Insight Into the Past

- A Delusion of Satan was written in 1995 by Frances Hill, and published by Da Capo Press. Frances Hill, an accomplished writer and journalist from London, has been writing for a decent period of time. Aside from publishing two novels, Hill has written fiction reviews for The Time (London) and has worked as a reporter in in both New York and London. With such an accomplished journalist, reporter, and writer, we are due to receive a good read in A Delusion of Satan. Set in the Colonial American village of Salem in Massachusetts around the year of 1692, A Delusion of Satan opens by describing, in depth, the puritan lifestyle....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Arthur Miller 's The Crucible

- Every character in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible had their fair share of sins throughout the play. There is betrayal, lechery, lying, death, and cowardice. Arthur Miller displays elements of mass hysteria through the town’s large number of accusations. Even though a person knows they are not guilty when or if they are accused, they still get worried. People act differently independently versus in a group because in a group they can accuse another person or say that someone else is to blame. If someone is alone they have no where to hide....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, John Proctor]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Written in the 1950s, Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible delineates the situation of the McCarthy conflicts in America while the plays’ events revolve around the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. In the play, two major characters are Reverend Hale, an expert on witches sent to Salem for investigation, and John Proctor, a man known for his leadership and hard work. Proctor and Hale, in addition to both being Puritans, are alike in their actions and motives since they both see the depravity of the court and seek to protect people from it....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Witchcraft]

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Memoirs Of Reverend Hale.

- Jordan Inglis Ms Armstrong ENG 3U October 23, 2014 Memoirs of Reverend Hale Here I write in the closing days of my life. My life has been full of many wonderful experiences, and I thank God for that. However, the events of almost ten years ago are a black mark on my legacy, an event that will forever haunt my spirit, while it walks the Earth within my body and when I have ascended to heaven to be with the Lord. The unjust hangings of many of God 's people, including the honourable John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse, was a regrettable moment in my life and all of New England....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, John Proctor]

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Witch Trials : The Court System Broke Down During The Middle Ages

- Witchcraft burned tens of thousands of people in the Middle Ages. Just in Salem, Massachusetts, the citizens accused over one hundred and fifty people of witchcraft. As a result of these accusations, the court hanged twenty of these supposed witches. How much evidence was there to convict the supposed witches. Not enough to select death as the punishment. However, the court sentenced the accused to be hanged if they did not confess which causes another problem: why hang when one could confess to a lie and live....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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The Blame Game

- A witch hunt is usually thought of as a search for witches or practitioners of black magic. Throughout history however there have been many witch hunts, although those who were persecuted were not always called witches. Other names for them were communists, spies, and heretics. The arrests spawned from these witch hunts were usually based on false accusations, and the fates of those on trial, such as those portrayed in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, were usually decided before the trial even began....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Hysteria Creates Unexpected Actions in Arthur Millers' "The Crucible"

- Hysteria is characterized as an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often portrayed by irrationality. Hysteria supplants logic and enables people to believe that their neighbors, whom they have grown to trust, do things that one would normally find anomalous much like in Arthur Millers The Crucible. Wherever hysteria takes place, it fosters distortion of truth, unfathomable actions, and false accusations causing communities to rip apart. People who died in the haste of fear and uncertainty were unnecessary because fear clouds the judgment and perception of a person....   [tags: Hysteria, Arthur Miller, Crucible, ]

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John Procter in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... The people of Salem make these accusations because it is a great source of power. When the play starts, John has had a past affair with a young and beautiful Abigail Williams, she was his servant and he took advantage of the situation. His wife, Elizabeth Proctor is very forgiving of his sin, but John has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of ruining his good name, and reputation. The affair between John and Abigail resulted in the start accusations of witchcraft and the major accusations of working with the devil....   [tags: salem, power, bible, honest man]

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The Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism in Arthur Miller´s The Crucible

- Telling lies, making false accusations, having suspicion, betraying others and creating fear in others are just some of the factors that caused McCarthyism in the United States. Named after Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism is the false accusation of someone being a communist. Numerous playwrights are recognized as an allegory for McCarthyism. Arthur Miller, born in 1915, was one of America’s greatest writers for his diversity, his courage, and the influence that he has made on readers all around the world....   [tags: Communism, Play]

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The Clouds By Aristophanes, The Apology And The Republic

- The Clouds by Aristophanes, the Apology, and the Republic by Plato collectively demonstrate the hazardous relationship between the philosopher and the city. Each work reveals how Socrates’ method of dialectic inquiry and search for wisdom hindered Athens’ city structure and order. The tension between the city and the philosopher ultimately leads to Socrates’ death. Yet, the jury’s decision does not denounce Socrates as a pious individual. The decision merely represents Socrates’ unwillingness to conform to the Greek traditions and beliefs....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, The Clouds]

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Hysteria of Life in "The Crucible"

- Hysteria is characterized as an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often characterized by irrationality. Wherever hysteria takes place, it seems to condone distortion of the truth, unfathomable actions, and illogical accusations causing communities to rip apart. Hysteria supplants logic and enables people to believe that their neighbors, whom they grown to trust, do things that one would normally find anomalous. People who died in the haste of fear and uncertainty were often unnecessary because fear clouds the judgment and perception of a person....   [tags: Hysteria, the crucible, aurthur miller, fear, psyc]

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Speech Analysis : ' The Apology '

- The speech title may be deceiving to the eye, this speech isn’t even an apology, and it’s more of defense speech. Socrates uses the speech to defend his accusations against him. In the story, “The Apology” Socrates is on trial for accusation like, “corrupting the youth” and “impiety.” Through this following essay, I would like to convey the following: what Socrates means by knowledge or wisdom and why he thought that knowledge/wisdom was the best means of happiness and perfecting the soul, what kind of knowledge is the best, how did he react to the oracle, and what we thought about his accusations in the court and do we think he deserved his punishment....   [tags: Plato, Knowledge, Oracle, Delphi]

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How to Cheat

- How to Cheat I love procrastinating and then cheating and plagiarizing to get my essays and research papers complete on time. The only drawback is a website called Teachers use to check for plagiarism in submitted papers. This website often indicates plagiarism when all the writing is completely original. This is called a "false positive". Although a "false positive" has no negative impact at all on the owners of, it can destroy a students academic future....   [tags: How to Cheat]

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The Crucible and the McCarthy Era

- Arthur Miller's The Crucible, depicts the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 but is analogous to the McCarthy trials of the 1950s. In both situations, widespread hysteria occurs, stemming from existing fears of the people of that particular era. The Salem witchhunt trials parallel the McCarthy era in three major aspects: unfounded accusations, hostile interrogation of numerous innocent people and the ruination and death of various people's lives. The unfounded accusations that Joseph McCarthy and the girls in The Crucible make are what fuels the widespread hysteria in both situations....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Joseph Raymond McCarthy and Communism

- ... Once war broke out between North and South Korea, along with China’s intervention, it acted as proof to McCarthy’s claims since North Korea was a communist nation as well as the Chinese who intervened. This increased McCarthy’s accusations’ popularity and gave him more of a reason to continue with the wild accusations against anyone he pleased. McCarthy was censured in 1953 due to accusations against the US Army, when McCarthy started to turn his focus in that direction (Ferrell and Peter). McCarthy appeared on “Face the Nation” on November 7, 1954 on CBS to respond to questions on the censure....   [tags: cold war, world history, historical figure]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- During the time period The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was written many people contained the feeling of guilt. Confession was what determined their verdict of being guilty or not. Many people during this time period were being accused of many false accusations, and then proven guilty. These false accusations are what encouraged the people of this time to not make any comments to the accusations, and ended up not confessing. Three of the main character, John Proctor, Reverend Parris, and Abigail Williams, were examples of how The Crucible portrayed injustice....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, John Proctor]

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The No Fraternization Policy Is Important

- Workplace romance is an issue that has been causing employers to create and enforce a No-Fraternization Policy. A No-Fraternization Policy is sometimes called a “Love Contract,” according to Kathryn Taylor from Society for Humans Resource Management (2008). A love contract is a policy that is signed by those involved in the relationship and the employer. This contract is a testimony stating that the relationship is consensual and voluntary by both. Many employees would say this is an invasion of their privacy but to others, including myself, it’s a protection for them and for the company....   [tags: Productivity, Employment, Knitting, Force]

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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 Tragedy Of Genghis Khan 's Killing Spree, The Holocaust

- All across the globe and in every section of time, horrific examples of what humanity truly is. Genghis Khan’s killing spree, the Holocaust, and more recently, 9/11. All cases were humans hurting other humans for different reasons. This case however, took place in a little town called Massachusetts in the beginning years of of the United States. Salem, which was a little town that was prominent in 1692, had a horrific series of events happen that caused the deaths of many young women. These tragic events were due to many factors, from wealth to belief, but the most notable are: The struggle for power, the need of recognition, and the gullibleness of the masses....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Magic, Salem]

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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 Crucible: Assumptions, Mob Mentality, Fear, and Blame

- A crucible is defined as a container made with metal or refectory material used for heating substances to a high temperature, but it can also be defined as a severe test or trial. So, how do witch hunts relate to both definitions. Back in 1641 England made witch craft a capital crime, so in 1692 when Abigail Williams claimed that she had seen women in her village working alongside the devil you can only imagine the hysteria and problems that came along with the false accusations and the beliefs of the puritan lifestyle....   [tags: Arthur Miller play analysis]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Arthur Miller's The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a thought provoking tale of the madness of the Salem witch trials. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods, which led them to rebel against the society they lived in. However, there were other factors, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, who was a married, well respected farmer of Salem; the secret grudges that neighbours held against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Crucible And 9 / 11

- 9/11 is a horrific moment in history, and is well recognized for it’s spawn of mass hysteria in America. Because of this, The Crucible and 9/11 are highly similar in that both situations caused people to become so fearful and paranoid to the point where they began to treat others unfairly, and become more vulnerable/gullible to people’s selfish schemes. In the Crucible, the people of Salem wished for there to be safety in their town and in their religion. However the fear of witchcraft interfered with that, causing a mass hysteria to flood throughout the town....   [tags: Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Witch-hunt]

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Essay on The Crucible: Motivations for the Trials

- Motivations for the Trials in The Crucible       In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods. However, there were other factors as well, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, the secret grudges that neighbors held against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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An Overview of McCarthyism and the McCarthy Era

- An Overview of McCarthyism and the McCarthy Era This is the first definition ever of the word McCarthyism, first published in 1954. The basis of this definition is the life of lawyer, judge, and senator of the United States of America, Joseph R. McCarthy. If one takes a look at the actions of this man, it is not very hard to understand where this definition comes from. Joeseph McCarthy was a master of media and public manipulation for the purpose of his own notoriety. Throughout his career as a politician, he used many issues to gain him attention, the most well known, of course, being his anti-communist crusade/witch hunt during the early 1950, of which he was the leading spokesp...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Good Night and Good Luck

- In Good Night and Good Luck, director George Clooney follows the conflict between outspoken television journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy during the hard times of the Red Scare. Murrow uses his television show to expose McCarthy’s fallacious arguments, while providing his own opinion on the matter. He begins by defending former Air Force pilot Milo Radulovich as not being the Communist agent McCarthy charges him to be. Due to his radical messages against McCarthy, advertisers begin pulling their advertisements....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

- Thomas Jefferson created a mastery of word precision in writing the Declaration of Independence. The document, although having over 1300 words, is economical in its verse by enlisting the use of descriptive and connotative language throughout. In the Declaration, Jefferson readily charges King George III of tyranny, the Kings’ government of despotism and their British brethren of ignoring their pleas, while subtly appealing to the world for empathy and understanding in their predicament. The Declaration of Independence is not only Jefferson’s formal announcement of freedom from British rule, but also his justification for the birth of a new Nation....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Abigail Williams in Act One of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Abigail in the Crucible Act 1 Within the Crucible, there lies a complex story involving the accounts and happenings surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Act 1 of the Crucible sets up the unfolding of events which lead to witch accusations and increasing superstition among the puritan community. The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be insurmountable odds....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Ethics of Belief by William Clifford: The Moral Obligation to Justify Your Beliefs

- It is crucial that every belief must be thoroughly explored and justified to avoid any future repercussions. Clifford provides two examples in which, regardless of the outcome, the party that creates a belief without comprehensive justification ends up at fault. It is possible to apply the situations in The Ethics of Belief to any cases of belief and end up with the conclusion that justification is of utmost importance. Justifying beliefs is so important because even the smallest beliefs affect others in the community, add to the global belief system, and alter the believer moral compass in future decisions....   [tags: decisions, system, community, ]

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The Importance of Context in The Crucible by Aurthur Miller

- Context influences all texts, whether it be a novel, play or movie. It is the reader’s knowledge of the historical and cultural background influencing a text, which allows enrichment of reading and understanding that can be gained from a text. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play which is a fitting example of this statement. This is due to the multiple references Miller has made to both the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and to the McCarthy era, the period in which the play was written. Although Miller states “this play is not history”, it serves as an allegory for both time periods and it was the appreciation I had for the historical and cultural context of these time periods which enriched...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The Death of a Tragic Hero in The Crucible

- The development of McCarthyism in the 1950s due to the increased fears of communism led to the imprudent accusations of disloyalty and treason to the United States. The Salem witch trials during 1692 were hearings and false accusations based on the views of McCarthyism. Arthur Miller’s knowledge of these events in history greatly influenced his writing of the Crucible. He included the imprudent accusations that were being greatly used by Joseph McCarthy and gave these traits to a group of girls in Salem....   [tags: mccarthyism, communism, corruption]

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Origins, Consequences And Legacy Of The Salem Witch Trials

- From June 1692 to August 1692 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony more than 30 individuals (mostly young girls) cried out under spells and in pain and accused about 200 neighbors, relatives and friends of being “afflicted.” These 200 individuals (primarily rich, independent women) were suspected and charged with witchcraft, then punishable by death (Campbell, “The Salem Witch Trials”). Fifty-two were tried. Thirty were condemned. Twenty were executed, most by hanging; one man was crushed to death with stones....   [tags: Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Witch-hunt, Salem]

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