Free Salem, Massachusetts Essays and Papers

Sort By:
Satisfactory Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Powerful Essays
Best Essays

Free Salem, Massachusetts Essays and Papers

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Ergot poisoning in Salem Massachusetts

    • 735 Words
    • 2 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited

    Nobody can actually tell us what happened during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. We can go over websites and read as many books as we want but everyone has different theories. A different outlook on the Witch Trials from someone else’s perspective is a huge help to curious minds. No matter how many times someone says “oh I came up with a theory to the Salem epidemic”, nobody can actually say what happened in Salem, one of the possibilities was Ergot, a fungus found in rye. Some would say ergot poisoning

    • 735 Words
    • 2 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Terrorism, inequality, losing your home, or injustice? Salem, Massachusetts during the seventeenth century feared injustices among the government. Individuals hid and lied to keep safe from being condemned as witches. This era of history is known as the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible explores the Salem Witch Trials while following the lives of several individuals. The fear and mistrust among the seventeenth century Salem society can be directly related to today’s twenty-first century

    • 732 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    In February of 1692, over two hundred people were accused and tried for using witchcraft in New England. The most infamous of these witch trials were performed in Salem Town, Massachusetts. Even though there was little to no evidence that the accused were actually practicing witchcraft or had “signed a contract with the devil, there were a few erratic outbursts, and weird happenings in town that people said were a result of demonic activity and someone had to be blamed. That is how the trials

    • 982 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    powers to harm others in return for his loyalty; they were called witches. In 1692, dark times shadowed the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, it was the beginning of the dreaded Salem witch trials. Even though this event is called the Salem witch trials, other counties such as Essex, Ipswich, and Andover in Massachusetts participated as well. It all started in Salem Village when Reverend Parris' daughter Elizabeth and niece Abigail started having unexplained fits. The children would scream

    • 851 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    a spell on others. No matter how a witch is looked at, it’s all about mystery and magic. In Massachusetts there are two Salem’s, Salem town and Salem village. The villager wanted to be separated from the town. The accusing began in the village at the Parris’s home because of Reverend Parris wanting to accuse people. Then the Parris’s allies the Putnam’s started to get accused of witchcraft. In Salem people were accused to be witches because they were different or an outcast in the community. Tituba

    • 1212 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • 1932 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 6 Works Cited

    The seventh commandment of the Ten Commandments states “Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14). Adultery, according to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, is “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband.” Some people may think that adultery is only an occurrence in the 21st century, but it also occurred frequently in the 1600s as well. For example, in The Scarlet Letter, written by

    • 1932 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 6 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The House of Seven Gables, was born on July 4, 1804 in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. He was a proud son and grandson of New England seafarers. His father pass away leaving his mother widowed. Hawthorne and his family consist of his mother, and his two sisters. After finishing college, he returned to Salem determined to be a writer. He fought twelve years to perfect his literary skills. Then in 1851, he wrote The House of Seven Gables. On May 19, 1864 Nathaniel

    • 773 Words
    • 2 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    that embody great moral questions appears strongly in his short stories.” (Bloom) To begin to understand the mind of Nathaniel Hawthorne you must first know a little about the magnificent man. Nathaniel Hawthorn was born in Salem Massachusetts during the time of the Salem witch trials. His father and grandfather took an active role in these trials. His interest in the parallel between sin and evil is very evident in the tale of “Young Goodman Brown”. Nathaniel Hawthorne is said to be first American

    • 1035 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    War Explored in Literature

    • 1345 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited

    War Explored in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, and Leap to Freedom by Kasenkina “Now every road and highway…was littered with the corpses of human beings and animals…the wounded were left to die. Children ran frantically, shrieking for their mothers…there was no food, water, soap, or medical supplies. Like polluted waters became carriers of disease (Kasenkina 93).” This is a typical scene of war demonstrated

    • 1345 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The House of Seven Gables does not really have a good beginning. It starts with Hepzibah Pyncheon living shut away in her house for over 30 years while her brother Clifford Pyncheon is locked up. You would think these stories would have a different type of intro. Its okay though, because later on in the story, it will all be put together and make sense. This story has so much emotion shown in many different ways. Most of the story takes place in the house. Why do you think it’s called the house

    • 530 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
Previous
Page12345678950