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The Unfair Prosecution of Women: Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

- Introduction and Research Process Malleus Maleficarum was written 1486 by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger concerning the prosecution of witches. The purpose of the work was to prove that witchcraft was indeed real, and that it was primarily practiced by women. It is widely believed that approximately 60,000 people were executed and somewhere around twice that number were put on trial. The question is why did witchcraft become such a common crime, and why did women become prosecuted for being witches....   [tags: Malleus Maleficarum, Heinrich Kramer]

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Injustice in Arthur Miller´s The Crucible

- Imagine that someone is accused of doing a crime and went to jail and died there, but then new evidence came up and that person was proven innocent. The people in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, would have the same fate. The play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1700s, during the witchcraft trials. People were being convicted of being a witch, just like what happened to John Procter during the Salem witch trials. Injustice of the courts is shown in Miller's The Crucible as well as in the unfortunate case of Robert “Bob” Doyle....   [tags: trails, fate, convicted, court]

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How does Miller Create and Maintain Tension in Act II of ‘The Crucible’

- Miller exacerbates tension throughout Act II of ‘The Crucible,’ which was written to incriminate the corrupt trials taking place in the McCarthy Era in America during the 1950s. In the Salem witchcraft trials accusations were made without evidence and this led to the death of those with unfortunate fate in 1692 as a result of the mass hysteria in the Salem community and Miller’s play ‘The Crucible’ is an allegory of these trials. Salem, Massachusetts, was a strict puritanical society and during the witch hunts in Salem, nineteen people were hanged under accusations of being witches, one was pressed to death and thirteen died in prison....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Nuremberg Trials Rewritten

- ... Most would say that “If I were them” but there are no “If I were them” because if you were them and they all fell for it it’s the only logical that anyone else would fall for it. Why is that nobody ever finishes what they started. The reality was after a certain amount of people and thirteen years the Nuremberg trials were put to a stop. The most important thing though is that men were convicted for things that they might not have actually done. Why it is that only the leaders, judges, and doctors were tried and sentenced at court when there were other key players....   [tags: Treaty of Versailles, not guilty verdict]

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Clinical Trials in India

- CLINICAL TRIALS Clinical Trials in India are regulated under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, respectively. Rule 122 DAA of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945 (“D & C Rules”) defines clinical trials as a “systematic study of new drug(s) in human subject(s) to generate data for discovering and/or verifying the clinical, pharmacological (including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic) and/or adverse effects with the objective of determining safety and / or efficacy of the new drug”....   [tags: pharmaceuticals, policy, marketing]

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Impact of Religion on American History to 1877

- Evidence throughout American history confirms religion has significantly contributed to the evolution of our culture. Multiple events have contributed, including politics, people and weather. Politics and people are widely impacted by religion. Religion is the primary cause of most wars in countries across the world. Many historians believe America was formed on the basis of religion. In this research paper, I will illustrate the impact religion had on American History to 1877. Specifically, it will examine: 1) Major events impacting traditional religious beliefs in America, 2) Religious disputes which impacted land development, and 3) The impact religion had on slavery....   [tags: Religion in American]

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- Witchcraft Many religions have been misunderstood by people. Sometimes their ignorance and beliefs cannot be opened up to the truth. Witchcraft is one of those religions. The majority of people have sometimes compared Witchcraft to Satanism or any religion dealing with the occult. In fact, Witchcraft is sometimes referred to as the "Old Religion", and is completely different from the misconceptions of people. It is certainly one of the most misunderstood religions. It will continue to remain to be misunderstood if people insist on keeping a closed mind on the subject and believe the stories and rumors that have been misconstrued over the years....   [tags: Papers]

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Three Trials for Murder

- Three Trials for Murder Police found Katie Eastburn and two out of three of her daughters stabbed repeatedly with their throats slit. Mr. Cone, a janitor the night the Eastburn woman was murdered, positively identified Timothy Hennis as the suspect. Hennis is a United States army sergeant who recently bought the Eastburn’s dog the night the girls were murdered. An eye wittiness identified Hennis as the man leaving the Eastburn’s home the night in question. Upon receiving a warrant, law enforcement searched Hennis’ home in search for any evidence....   [tags: katie eastburn, testimony, double jeopardy]

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What Influenced Nathaniel Hawthorne to Write The Scarlet Letter

- What influences an author to write a novel. Many authors use their personal experiences to influence plots and events in their novel. They sometimes also use their ancestry background through themes or relationships in their different works. The events in an author’s life affect the style and content of their literary works which is exemplified by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. One of the most influential parts of history that helped Hawthorne write is The Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: influences, motivation, personal experiences]

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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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- Witchcraft In general witchcraft is sorcery, the magical manipulation of the supernormal forces through the use of spells, and the conjuring or invoking of spirits. Wicca is the most common witchcraft. During the middle ages and the renaissance, it was defined as evil magic. This is the very reason Joan of Arc was burned at the stake; she was accused of being a witch. Although many think that it is a religion that worships the devil, Wicca does not have anything to do with worshiping the devil or Christianity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Witchcraft in the 17th Century

- Witchcraft in the 17th Century Witchcraft in Europe during the 17th century was common. It mainly took place in Germany, but also took place in England. Witches were associated with evil; it was believed witches inherited magical powers from Satan in exchange for the witch’s soul. Some of these magical powers included outrageous claims such as flying, being able to transform and cursing bad luck on others. It was extremely dangerous to be accused of being a witch as the most common punishment was death, often by beheading or even being burnt at the stake....   [tags: Papers]

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Witchcraft in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Witchcraft in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Witchcraft is one of the main aspects of the of the play, Macbeth. To reveal this, forshadowing is used in the first part of the play. The three witches were predicting the fate of Macbeth's and Banquo's furtures. In addition predicting whether or not that Macbeth would be king, and that Banquo's sons may play a part in the vision. Macbeth would be a fool to believe these wretched hags, they were only pretending to lead him on....   [tags: Papers]

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Witchcraft and the Town of Groton in 1671

- Elizabeth Knapp sat perched on a small three- legged stool in front of a roaring fire in the hall of her family's home as the last late October light faded through the yellowish oilpaper windows. The wind had already picked up a taste of the winter bite that the early Massachusetts Bay colonists had grown to despise, and tonight it whipped down the chimney of the eight foot wide fireplace with a shrill, devilish whistle, causing the shadows projected by the bayberry wax candles to shimmy and waver against the rough hewn rafters....   [tags: History Historical Witch Essays]

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The Role of Witchcraft in Macbeth

- The Role of Witchcraft in Macbeth Throughout Shakespeare's life, witches and witchcraft were the objects of morbid and fevered fascination. A veritable witch-mania characterised the reign of Elizabeth I and persecution reached terrifying proportions. Between 1560 and 1603 hundreds of people were convicted as witches and executed. Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in 1606 for King James I who was obsessed with the supernatural and had even gone as far as to write a book on the topic titled Daemonolgie....   [tags: Papers]

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Witchcraft, Zombies, and Music: The Case of Khulekani "Mgqumeni" Khumalo

- Summary of the Event South African Zulu folk singer Khulekani "Mgqumeni" Khumalo died in 2009. Last week, a man claiming to be Khumalo appeared in Khumalo’s hometown in the KwaZulu-Natal province in Southern Africa. Speaking to a crowd of thousands, he announced his “resurrection,” explaining that a witch had abducted him and kept him in a cave with zombies, where he was forced to sing and ate only mud (causing his weight loss), and that he would have become a zombie himself had he not escaped to Johannesburg....   [tags: The Occult]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... Because I may not have another in my life. Because I lie and sign myself to lies. Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang. How may I live without my name. I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” Proctor wants to keep his name good because it has been “blackened” by adultery and will worsen with his witchcraft confession. Proctor believes that his name is the only thing he has left. In the Puritan belief, children are to be seen, and not heard. This is ironic when the young girls of Salem seek attention and are able to manipulate the entire town of Salem into doing whatever they desire....   [tags: story analysis]

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John Proctor as a Heroic Figure in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- John Proctor as a Heroic Figure in Arthur Miller's The Crucible In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, there are many characters, of which John Proctor is very important. Arthur Miller has tried very hard to create John Proctor as a heroic figure throughout the play especially in act 4. This essay will describe and explain whether or not Arthur was successful in doing this. The play was written by Arthur Miller in 1953, at the time of the anti- communism in USA....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Witchcraft in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Witchcraft in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Works Cited Missing In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, witchcraft plays a huge part. The whole play is strung together by the prophecies the witches make. The play was most likely written between 1605 and 1606 and produced between 1606 and 1611. Throughout Shakespeare's life, witchcraft was a big fascination. Persecutions reached terrifying proportions between 1560 and 1603, hundreds of people, mostly women, were convicted as witches and were executed....   [tags: Papers]

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Witchcraft in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Witchcraft in William Shakespeare's Macbeth At the beginning of the play we hear that MacBeth is a noble warrior he was one of the main leaders in Duncan's army he was away at battle for Duncan, after they defeat the Norwegians he was on his way to his wife when he comes across three witches they tell him a prophecy that he will become thane of Glamis they then say that one day he will become king of Scotland this sets Macbeths mind on nothing else but the title of king. He then returns home when a messenger approaches him and gives him the title of thane of Glamis this proves that the witches prophecies are true this sets his ambition on becoming king he then wri...   [tags: Papers]

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The Witch Hunt in The Crucible and During the Time of McCarthyism

- The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller during an era known as McCarthyism. McCarthyism was a search, or “witch hunt”, led by Senator Joe McCarthy, for Communists in the United States Government during the nineteen-fifties. This “witch hunt” indirectly shed light upon “ of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history”: The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a drama of the true story which took place during the seventeenth century....   [tags: Senator Joseph McCarthy]

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In Darkness and Secrecy: The Anthropology of Assault Sorcery and Witchcraft in Amazonia

- Magic can be a dangerous and mysterious force for those who believe. Those faithful who reside in the Amazon are always wary for the perceived effects of magic. Whether it be assault sorcery, dark shamanism, or witchcraft those that hold to these beliefs are ever watchful. Shamans however can also bring light and understanding to the people of their land. They heal, guide, and protect those they love and cherish. The book In Dark and Secrecy allows us to read the observation of Dominique Buchillet who observed the Desana shamans and people of the Upper Rio Negro Region of Brazil....   [tags: shamans, magic]

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Monotonous Rainbow Fork

- Sorry Michael Jackson, it does “matter if you’re black or white.” There was once a time when cookies and cream didn’t always form a perfect concoction of frozen creamery goodness; in other words, blacks and whites didn’t always mesh well together. Besides racial ethnicity, moral values can also be black or white. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the townspeople of Salem are morally segregated by their belief and conformity to suspicion. A person is either a hundred-percent bonafide eviling of the Devil or an angel sent down by God to cleanse the world of sinful dirt....   [tags: the crucible, racial ethnicity, salem]

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé

- As the story of Tituba unfolds, it reveals a strong and kind hearted young woman, very different from the Tituba we meet in The Crucible. I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem unveils for the reader, Tituba's life, loves, and losses. Her long and arduous journey through life is inspired by her many female counterparts, yet also hindered by her insatiable weakness for men, who also press upon her the realities of life. Tituba's life is one full of magic and wonder, yet also fraught with suffering....   [tags: Maryse Condé]

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Clinical trials

- Introduction Clinical trial is biomedical or health related research studies in human being that follow a pre-defined protocol. Research is an activity designed to test a hypothesis that helps in concluding and developing knowledge. It is a protocol that has an objectives and procedures to reach those objectives (1). There are two types of clinical studies. One is interventional studies in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured....   [tags: interventional studies, observational studies]

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The Devils Shadow

- The Devil's Shadow Time Setting: The Devil's Shadow by Clifford Lindsey Alderman took place in the late seventeenth century from 1692-1693. This is the time period that the Salem Witch Trials took place. The main plot of the story rested on the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials, the trials themselves, and the aftermath of the trials. Detailed accounts of witch executions, the actual trials, and the events that caused the trials were discussed in the story. Place Setting: Most of the action in this story took place in Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Scottsboro Trials

- In the 1930’s segregation was strongly enforced and whites were superior to blacks. It didn’t matter whether you were poor or rich, if you were white you had more respect and trust than any black person did. So when white girls accuse blacks of raping them, something big is about to happen. Trials that were meant to only take a few days, turned into months, and soon it became years. Before people knew it, something as simple as rape trials was altering the countries future. The Scottsboro Trials were conducted in a way that gave us long-lasting effects....   [tags: American History, Segregation]

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Nuremberg Trials

- The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals that took place from November 20, 1954 to October 1, 1946. They were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany was responsible for the Holocaust, a program of genocide that consisted of “the deliberate annihilation of approximately 6 million European Jews before and during WWII” (Seltzer 512). As Telford Taylor, the Chief Counsel for War Crimes, wrote in 1949, “Nuremberg has been both hailed as a milestone in the evolution of international law and morality, and condemned as a wreaking of vengeance by the perversion of justice.” The legacy thes...   [tags: Nazi Germany, military, international law]

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The Trials of Othello

- The Trials of Othello In Shakespeare's Othello there are three main trials that build the plot of the play. In each of these "trials", Iago though not always the judge tries to be the puppet master. He does this by focusing on each characters fatal flaw. In the play the three main trails go as follows. First there is Othello's trial were he is being judged by the Duke and Brabantio regarding what happened with himself and Desdemona. The second and main trial is that of Othello judging Cassio, though it is not much of a trial per say because Othello is merely listening to what Iago has to say and does not even confront Cassio....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Hysteria, Evil and Hope Depicted in The Crucible

- In “The Crucible”, there are words that have different meanings based on their context such as hysteria, evil and hope, which applies to the content of the play. Hysteria destroys the people of Salem, evil is within the Devil, and hope is when the characters confess. “The Crucible” displays hysteria in many ways throughout the play, but the main act of hysteria was that it wrecked the people of Salem. Hysteria is an exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion, which is mainly demonstrated by divisions of society....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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Witchcraft, Magic and Rationality

- Witchcraft, Magic and Rationality Social Anthropology seeks to gauge an understanding of cultures and practices whether they are foreign or native. This is achieved through the studying of language, education, customs, marriage, kinship, hierarchy and of course belief and value systems. Rationality is a key concept in this process as it affects the anthropologist’s interpretation of the studied group’s way of life: what s/he deems as rational or plausible practice. Witchcraft and magic pose problems for many anthropologists, as its supernatural nature is perhaps conflicting to the common Western notions of rationality, mainly deemed superior....   [tags: Social Anthropology]

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The Trials at Nuremburg

- The Trials at Nuremburg November 20, 1945: The beginning of the Nuremberg trial of Nazi War Criminals The opening day of the Nuremberg trail of Nazi War Criminals began on November 20, 1945. Lord Justice Lawrence, the British president of the international tribunal, oversaw the proceedings against the surviving major leaders of the Third Reich. In his opening statement, he called the trial "Unique in the history of the jurisprudence of the world" (Opening). And thus, the case of the United States, French Republic, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union against Germany was opened in Nuremberg, Germany....   [tags: Papers]

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Hysteria in The Crucible by Arthur Miller and in the Red Scare

- What is hysteria. By definition, hysteria is a state of intense agitation, anxiety, or excitement, especially as manifested by large groups or segments of society. In a broader sense however, hysteria is a killer, the delitescent devil. Hysteria was the main cause of nineteen deaths in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Years later, hysteria was responsible for countless ruined reputations and lives during the era of Senetor Joe McCarthy. Hysteria does not just appear out of nowhere though. There are driving forces such as revenge and abuse of power that bring about the irrational fear that can take over society....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Witchcraft In U.S. History

- The religion of Witchcraft dates back about 25,000 years, to the Paleolithic Age, where the God of Hunting and the Goddess of Fertility first appeared. Out of respect for the overwhelming power of Nature grew a belief in beings, gods, who controlled the winds, the seas, the earth and the fires (Rinehart). People have been slaughtered for ages because they had different belief systems or they simply were not liked. Whether they were witches or not, hundreds of thousands of people have been burned at the stake, dunked in freezing rivers, or otherwise tortured because people accused them of being witches....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Outsourcing of Clinical Trials to Developing Countries

- This paper explores outsourcing of clinical trials to developing countries focusing on current trend and providing brief overview of the clinical trials. The paper covers major reasons for outsourcing of trials to developing countries especially focusing on India with ethical and scientific concerns raised in conduct of clinical trials at foreign sites, throwing a light on growing career opportunities in developing countries and steps for ethical conduct. Introduction: Clinical Trial Outsourcing: Global Drug and Medical Device makers based in developed countries are now focusing on developing countries to carry out their clinical trials....   [tags: Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medication]

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Comparing the McCarthy Hearings and McCarthyism with The Crucible Witch Trials

- Throughout the history of mankind, the misapplication of power, marring of souls have been a part of life. How does this affect us, why does it happen. Human emotion plays a major role in prejudice and the politics that surround it are evident in today's society. Many things can define persecution. No matter how it is defined, it is a tragic event. About three hundred years ago, the witch trials of Salem were a hot topic. Two young girls deceitfully accused a slave, Tituba of witchery. Soon, callous accusations flew and the joke became a sad, sad reality....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Randomized Controlled Trials

- There are some key distinctions between Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) in a psychotherapeutic context and a medical context. There are key differences between the design of an RCT to evaluate a new drug and an RCT to evaluate a new form of couples’ therapy. However, it is important to begin by defining and understanding the importance of RCT in research (O'Brien, 2013). O'Brien (2013) defines RCT as a research technique that has been through the ages. It first was applied in medical studies....   [tags: psychotherapeutic context, medical context]

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Human Cloning Trials

- As technological advancement grow, scientists begin to speculate the realistic doing of human cloning, as this happens opposing groups and organizations raise their voice against it and create the question whether scientists should be allowed to clone humans, the promise of cloning at any level can revolutionize the world, and change it for the better, but are we are not ready for human trials. If successful, cloning can have a lot of positive technological advancements that would help humanity....   [tags: technology, regenerative medicine]

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Justice in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Justice in The Crucible by Arthur Miller The question that I have chosen is Question 5, What do you think this play has to say to the audience about Justice. After a summary of the Crucible I shall answer that question. The Crucible, a historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, takes place in the small Puritan village of Salem in the colony of Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials, as Miller explains in a prose prologue to the play, grew out of the particular moral system of the Puritans, which promoted interference in other affairs as well as a repressive code of conduct that frowned on any diversion from norms of behaviour....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Exploring Witchcraft

- These are terms that may help you understand my essay better. · Wicca- the natural religion of the world; not a Christian religion. · Pagans- followers of a non-Christian religion, that focuses around nature. · Spells- magical workings that change the present; mostly considered negative workings by the Church of Wicca. When I was a little girl I wanted to control storms. I loved the rolling, dark clouds, swollen with rain and the wind that made little dust tunnels on our gravel driveway. I prayed for tornadoes to come so I could watch their natural ferocity through the basement window....   [tags: Wicca Essays]

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The Nuremberg Trials

- The Nuremberg Trials On June 22, 1945 representatives from France, Great Britain, Russia, and the United States started to plan the prosecution of the main Axis war criminals. These representatives had to establish a fair way of trying the criminals because the world had never seen a situation like the one at hand. The result of the meeting was the International Military Tribunal. The Tribunal’s constitution set forth the principles the defendants were subject to. The panel of Allied representatives decided to hold the trial in Nuremberg....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Scottsboro Trials

- The Scottsboro Trials Racism wasted the lives of nine young, black men. In a trial where the only plausible evidence proved their innocence, they were still convicted. They were accused of rape, but all it was was an accusation. There was nothing to back it up. They endured many trials almost all of which had prejudice juries. This is the story of nine young men who had little, and then had everything taken away from them. On March 24, 1931, nine black youths were accused of raping two white girls; Victoria Price and Ruby Bates....   [tags: Papers]

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The Scottsboro Trials

- Imagine being a black teenager in the south amid the great depression. It was hard enough for whites to find jobs during this time; I can’t even begin to fathom what it would be like being black seeking a job. Many blacks sought hoboing as a common pastime seeing it as an adventure to get them from one small job to another. And this is where the story of the Scottsboro Boys begins. Aboard a southern railroad car was a young black youth named Haywood Patterson. He clutched to the side of the car as it careened back and forth over the rusty tracks....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Individuals Achievement Of Self-knowledge

- An Individual's Achievement of Self-Knowledge An important theme is an individual's achievement of self-knowledge as a result of undergoing an ordeal. As Rev. Hale sits through the proceedings of the court in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, his views change drastically. When Rev. Hale first arrives in Salem, he is very objective about the whole situation of witchery. He questions Tituba and Abigail about all the events that occurred in the forest such as the girls' dancing and the frog in the kettle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Nuremberg Trials

- The Nuremberg Trials The Nuremberg trial was built up to be the trial of the century. In the word's of Norman Birkett, who served as a British alternate judge: it was "the greatest trial in history" . The four most intriguing characters of this trial were of vast contradiction to each other; there was Herman Georing the relentless leader, Joachim von Ribbentrop the guilty and indecisive follower of Hitler, Hjalmar Schacth the arrogant financial wizard of the Rich and Albert Speer the remorseful head of armament and munitions....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

- Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" 'The Crucible' was written in 1952 by the twentieth century American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-.) Miller was born in New York and educated at the University of Michigan where he began to write plays. Most of Miller's plays are set in contemporary America and on the whole offer a realistic portrayal of life and society and the theme of self-realization is re-current e.g. John Proctor in 'The Crucible'. 'The Crucible' was the third play Miller wrote. It is a play about the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Essays]

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Witchcraft Ideas And Their Parallels Across The World

- Witchcraft is said to be the most widespread cultural phenomenon in existence today and throughout history. Even those who shun the ideas of witchcraft cannot discount the similarities in stories from all corners of the globe. Witchcraft and its ideas have spread across racial, religious, and language barriers from Asia to Africa to America. Primitive people from different areas in the world have shockingly similar accounts of witchcraft occurrences. In most cases the strange parallels cannot be explained and one is only left to assume that the tales hold some truth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Changes that John Proctor and Reverend Hale go Through as the Play Progresses

- The Changes that John Proctor and Reverend Hale go Through as the Play Progresses "The Crucible" symbolises the events in 1950's America when anyone who was suspected of left wing views was accused of 'Un-American' activities. "The Crucible" was Miller's inventive way to criticise the paranoia surrounding a too conservative American government. After appearing before the committee numerous times to defend himself of suspected Communist activities, Miller used his pen the greatest weapon to confront the silly attacks purposed upon him....   [tags: Papers]

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The mass hysteria between today?s society and the Salem witch hunt

- The mass hysteria between today’s society and the Salem witch hunt can be compared through Freedom , Religion ,and the killing of innocent victims. Mass hysteria has caused a lot of destruction in society throughout the years. It has brought about a lot of chaos in both Salem as well as the present society. Mass hysteria has brought out a lot of fear in people in both Salem and present society. Freedom in today’s society is totally different from back when the witch trials were going on in Salem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of The Crucible Today

- In Miller's, The Crucible, he describes a New England town in the midst of Salem witch-hunt hysteria during the late 1600's. His play not only recounts the historic events but also specifically sheds light on the rationalization for this hysteria. In Miller's running commentary he describes the intent of the Puritans particularly accurately. In one specific statement, he says 'they [the Puritans] believed, in short, that they held in their steady hands the candle that would light the world. We have inherited this belief and it has helped and hurt us.'; This statement proves itself to be particularly profound, for it manages to both accurately describe the actions of the Puritans, and relate...   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller The Crucible is a fictional retelling of events in American history surrounding the Salem witch trials of the seventeenth century, yet is as much a product of the time in which Arthur Miller wrote it, the early 1950s, as it is description of Puritan society. At that particular time in the 1950s, when Arthur Miller wrote the play the American Senator McCarthy who chaired the ‘House Un-American Activities Committee’ was very conscious of communism and feared its influence in America....   [tags: The Crucible Salem Witchtrials Essays]

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McCarthyism and The Crucible contain many similarities and differences

- McCarthyism and The Crucible contain many similarities and differences in their persecution and accusation of people who are identified as criminals of their societies. McCarthyism and The Crucible contain many similarities and differences in their persecution and accusation of people who are identified as criminals of their societies. Both events in history contain extremely similar circumstances, including the accusation of one person leading to a mass hysteria enveloping a society to be overly suspicious of their fellow people....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctor says, I'll tell you what's walking Salem, vengeance is walking Salem. Discuss the real evil in Salem, who contributed to it and their motives who do you blame the most. John Proctor says, "I'll tell you what's walking Salem, vengeance is walking Salem." Discuss the real evil in Salem, who contributed to it and their motives who do you blame the most. Before I begin to tell you my opinion on who was to blame, and my reasoning for saying so, I will give you a brief insight into the real point of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible....   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Essays]

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Establishing Excellence

- The year 1620 marked the beginning of a new nation. Regardless of where they lived, the early colonists seemed to have one thing in common a tough, rugged individualism characterized by an independent nature and a desire for self-government Emigrants from England set forth across the Atlantic Ocean, on the Mayflower, embarked on their quest for better life. The Pilgrims founded the Plymouth colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts in December of that year. Fear and danger masked their hopes and dreams while conquering obstacles such as starvation, disease, and harsh winters....   [tags: American History, Colonists]

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The Numerberg Trials: A Victors Justice

- The Numerberg Trials Were Unfair After World War II, the victorious Allies decided to hold a trial for the defeated Nazis. These trials lasted from November 20, 1945 till October 1, 1946. Although the victors claimed that they would give the accused a fair trial, upon closer inspection we can see that in reality, these trials were biased and were a “victor’s justice.” After the war, each of the Allies leaders had their own idea for how they should deal with the Nazi’s. Stalin suggested that they should have trials, but here everyone is guilty and afterwards is shot....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Alice Kyteler Sorcery Trial

- Alice Kyteler Sorcery Trial The sorcery trial of Alice Kyteler was an important aspect and a contributing factor of the European With-Hunt. The trial helped to set a precedent and a point of reference for later witch-hunts and later trials. The trial of Alice Kyteler helped make the link between heresy and witchcraft, helped in making witchcraft a crime punishable under heretical laws, helped define what the acts of witchcraft are, and allowed for the authority of the church in matters of witchcraft, such as torture, to be defined....   [tags: Witchcraft European History Essays]

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The Puritan Influence in Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Puritan Influence in Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” (repr. in Thomas R. Arp, and Greg Johnson, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 8th ed. [Fort Worth: Harcourt, 2002] 316) is a short story with strong Puritan influence. Puritanism is a religion demanding strict moral conduct and strong faith. Puritans held that Christians should do only what the Bible commanded. Analyzing “Young Goodman Brown” is dependant upon understanding the Puritan faith....   [tags: Papers]

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The Changes Proctor and Hale Go Through as the Play Progresses

- The Changes Proctor and Hale Go Through as the Play Progresses In this play I will be analysing the changes that Proctor and Reverend Hale go through. 'The Crucible' is a tragic play that reflects the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials which contemplates the key figures caught up in the persecution. It powerfully portrays people and principles under pressure. "The Crucible" is a cross between a parable and an allegory. Miller wrote the Crucible in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of pro-communist beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Teenager

- The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Teenager As a teenager, life explodes into a cosmos of complications. You're suddenly allowed to do this, but not that. People expect you to take on a more adult role, yet still treat you as a child. However, it's easy to what teenage society expects of you. Many adults don't fully understand the complexity of teenage society, but who can blame them. It makes complex microbiology look like a lesson in the finer art of tying your shoelaces....   [tags: Papers]

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The Trials of Odysseus of Homer's Odyssey

- The Trials of Odysseus  Homer's epic poem The Odyssey was written after his Iliad which told the tales of the Trojan War. This Odyssey told of the wanderings of a prominent warrior and ruler, Odysseus. Odysseus fought in the Trojan War and, after the Greeks claimed their victory at Troy, began his prolonged journey home. During his travels Odysseus faced many obstacles which he had to overcome. Through his wanderings, Odysseus had to prove his valor, intellect, and determination. Incorporated into The Odyssey are many current-day characteristics of man including a constant dependence on others, the presence of a greater vision, or lack there of, and the essence of a sensitive side behind...   [tags: Odyssey essays]

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Trials and Tribulations of Ariel Dorfman

- Trials and Tribulations of Ariel Dorfman In the late 1950’s Chile was fighting a political war. Ariel Dorfman wrote many stories and essays dealing with the political oppression. Ariel Dorfman was exiled from Chile because of his writings, and struggled with his writing in Paris. With ambitions to return to his country he became one of the most significant Hispanic writers in the 20th century. Chile was going through a time of change. After the death of President Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet took over....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Trials Of Toilet Training

- The Trials of Toilet Training Toilet training is difficult for both parent and child. Based on the research of two psychologists, Nathan Azrin and Richard Foxx, the average child can be fully trained in less than four hours. They began their training with mentally handicapped adults and successfully taught 95% in three days. With the added emphasis on language and verbal rehearsal they attempted to teach children and were astounded at the results. Their methods eliminate the fear damaging the child's psyche by making toilet training a pleasant experience....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Using DNA in Criminal Trials

- Using DNA in Criminal Trials DNA evidence is extremely helpful in criminal trials not only because it can determine the guilt of a suspect, but also because it can keep innocent people from going to jail. The suspect must leave a sample of their DNA at the crime scene in order for testing to occur, but DNA can be found in the form of many things such as semen, blood, hair, saliva, or skin scrapings. According to Newsweek, "thousands of people have been convicted by DNA's nearly miraculous ability to search out suspects across space and time… hundreds of innocent people have also been freed, often after years behind bars, sometimes just short of the death chamber" (Adler )....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Title of The Crucible

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play written in response to the “communist scares” in America in the 1950’s. Miller chose “The Crucible” as the title because the definitions of the words match the play perfectly. A crucible is a container that can withstand high temperatures, often used to melt, and change the shape of metals. The town of Salem can be compared to the container that melts metals. The witchcraft trials can be compared to the severe tests or trials. Also, the severe tests or trials can be compared to how people are fighting themselves, and making moral decisions....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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Trials of Howard Roarke

- THE TRIALS OF HOWARD ROARK I. INTRODUCTION There are some literary beginnings so well-known as immediately to call to mind the books in which they appear: “Call me Ishmael”;1 “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times”;2 and, increasingly, “Howard Roark laughed.”3 So begins the novel, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Published in 1943, The Fountainhead continues to sell 100,000 copies a year.4 For millions it provides the introduction to a philosophical/social movement known as “Objectivism.” It has been suggested that Objectivism provided intellectual grounding for the decline of left-liberalism and the expanding influence of a libertarian shift in American culture.5 Yet despite...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Trials after the Holocaust

- Trials after the Holocaust The Holocaust had lasting effects on the relationship between the individual and society. Society put individual Nazis on trial for the actions they took in the Holocaust during World War II. The main trial was the Nuremberg trial and there were other subsequent trials as well. These trials were essential in showing the concern that justice and fairness should prevail for the victims. Therefore, the trials that took place after the Holocaust, especially at Nuremberg, involve and impact society as well as the lives of many people....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Problems With Rape Trials

- Problems With Rape Trials * It is proposed to replace the current s.38 of the Crimes Act (Victoria) with the following definition of rape: * s.38 A person commits rape if - * (a) He or she intentionally sexually penetrates another person without that person's consent and * (b) (i) Is aware that the person is not consenting or might not be consenting; * (ii) A reasonable person would, in all the circumstances, have been aware that the person was not consenting or might not be consenting....   [tags: Papers]

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Through Trials and Tears

- Through Trials and Tears What is America. A young girl in a distant land asked her mother this question in a whisper as they were hiding among produce and goods on the docks trying to find a way our of their county. A way out of their life of poverty, persecution and even death. Looking for a new life in a new world, America. Some Americans don’t fell the meaning of this life, a life of freedom, a life of peace. To those in other countries like this family, it is something nearly impossible to reach, something only reached in a dream....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Interruptions and Delayed Explanations in Act III of The Crucible

- The Crucible Essay In act three opportunities constantly arise for the whole problem of the play to be cleared up satisfactorily, but these are always frustrated. Show how this act is one of interruptions and explanations which are tragically delayed. The crucible is a play written by Arthur miller and concerns the mass hysteria, which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials in the U.S.A. At that time the people who lived in Salem believed in witches and the devil. They believed that the bible told them that witches should be hanged and they were required to live by strict puritan laws....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Salem Power Plant

- The Salem Harbor power plant is a serious threat to the public health – and it may only get worse. There is a severe concern about toxic air emissions from the prior waste disposal practices. That is why Bush’s energy plan doesn’t quite work. In the Salem Evening News it says that, “The Bush plan only pays lip service to the threat of global warming, the greatest environmental danger of our time.” (Kert Davies) The Bush plan may of solved the threat of global warming, but in reality Pollution from oil- and coal-burning power plants kills more people in Massachusetts every year than homicides and drunken driving combined....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Theme of Justice in The Crucible

- The Theme of Justice in The Crucible The crucible was set in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. The play is based on true facts about events that actually took place. It is about a small secluded town that relies strongly on their religion to keep them feeling safe. Their enemy is the devil and they are always scared of the devil and constantly looking for signs that the devil is there. “We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house.” The fear of the devil gets so strong the town’s justice system take strong actions to keep everyone safe....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller Witchcraft Essays]

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Salem Telephone Company Financial Analysis

- Salem Telephone Company Financial Analysis In 2001, Salem Telephone Company created a subsidiary, Salem Data Services (SDS). The intent of creating SDS was to provide a revenue stream to subsidize the telephone operations and alleviate the need for a rate increase. Unfortunately, after 3 years, SDS has not met profit expectations. In fact, SDS continued to experience losses at the rate of $40-$45k per month making it necessary to reassess operations. While providing services to both internal and external customers, SDS found that their computer system had surplus capacity to support additional commercial sales....   [tags: Business Financial Analysis]

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Comparing The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Puritans had a heavily important part in the formation of early America, as well as a religion that influenced our early American society. This society has been the target which many authors have picked to set their novels in. The topic of Puritan life contains a broad list of aspects that can be easily compared to one another in several different books. Two selections that go into detail about some of the different aspects of the Puritan people are The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, and The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Abigail Williams relationship with John Proctor

- Look at Abigail Williams relationship with John Proctor. The crucible by Arthur Miller Look at Abigail Williams relationship with John Proctor. What effect does this have on his relationship with Elizabeth. What dramatic effect does her actions have. The Crucible is a play that is based on a true story by Arthur Miller. It is set in 1692, in a small village called Salem. In this essay I am going to examine the affair between Abigail Williams and John Proctor, and what effect this as on his relationship with his wife Elizabeth....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible The Crucible, takes place in the small Puritan village called Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials grew out of the moral system of the Puritans. This split the town into two, those who were considered witches and those who wanted good. The play begins at Reverend Parris' home, whose daughter Betty is ill. Parris is living with his daughter and his seventeen-year old niece Abigail. Parris believes that is daughters illness is from supernatural causes, so he sends for Reverend Hale....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Arthur Miller's The Crucible Arthur Miller demonstrates the familiarities of the life he lived in the 1950's and of everyday life we live in through his plays. He communicates through his work to the way people are in society. The extreme witch hysteria deteriorated the rational and emotional stability of its citizens. This exploited the population's weakest qualities, and insecurities. The obvious breakdown in social order led to the tragedy that saw innocent souls hang on the accusation of witchcraft....   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Essays]

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Morality In America

- The reading by Johnson starts out with a married lady by the name of Katherine Watkins complaining of rape by a black slave. Throughout the remainder of this section, depositions are given by other black slaves and people who claim to have witnessed the occurrence. Most of the accounts indicate that Mrs. Watkins seduced the slave into a sexual act and then blamed it on him in order to stay out of the trouble that her Quaker husband’s beliefs would have brought on her. The other section in this book is the sermon by John Winthrop entitled, A Model of Christianity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Witches Children

- Witches Children For the month’s reading assignment I read the historical novel called Witches Children: A Story of Salem by Patricia Clapp. Although at times it was somewhat repetitive and the characters under-developed, it was historically accurate and deepened my understanding of the witch trials to a greater extent. When we were assigned the reading based on this topic, it mentioned the victims (usually young girls) who were thrown in convulsions and visions of witches. The book raised these “victims” to a much more personal level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American novelist lived from 1804 to 1864. Hawthorne’s works are deeply concerned with the ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825 and returned to his Salem home living in semi-seclusion and writing. Hawthorne’s exploration of these themes were related to the sense of guilt he felt about the roles of his ancestors in the 17th-century persecution of Quakers and in the 1692 witchcraft trials of Salem, Massachusetts....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- Hysteria is a very unique and abnormal mental disease. What makes it so interesting is that it causes physical symptoms that someone would not normally experience. &#8220;Mental conflicts are unconsciously converted to symptoms that appear to be physical, but for which no organic cause is found';(Hysteria 1). One major outburst of hysteria occurred in 1692, resulting in the deaths of twenty-four innocent lives. &#8220;By the time hysteria had spent itself, twenty-four people had died';(TWHSTSV 2)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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