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    WITCH

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

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond Kit Tyler, the main character of Elizabeth George Spear's book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, must leave her carefree life in tropical Barbados, and go and live in Connecticut. She learns that playing is what is to life, but hard work. She learns that if people do not know you, that they pre judge you. She also learns that if you don't live up to the Puritan life style, that they will look down at you. Kit must learn to cope, and learn from all these changes in her life

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    Salem Witch

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    Paranoia Paranoia is the underlying factor of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Samuel Parris had a great terror of Satan arming his foes to destroy both him and his church. He was obsessed with any sinfulness that he saw. Although it was not just Reverend Parris that had these beliefs. It was the paranoid society, which he was a member of. The Puritans were paranoid of being different. Conformity was a large part of their life because they were all driven into the same religion. Originality is a

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    Witch and giant

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    until it reached a little white witch that lived with her little witch-folk in the same kingdom. You have to understand that while her sorcery was forceful, she never used it for evil and so she was a white witch. She spent her days speaking good of both giants and witches and through her words folks came to admire the ones that she spoke about. She lived in her little world undisturbed by dreams of grandness and power. She was happy to be just that, a little, white witch. One day, as it usually happens

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    Witch Crazy

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    followers believed that witches were a threat to him and all other Christians.2 Reginald Scot became one of the few opposed to the accusations of witchcraft and he detailed his beliefs in his book, Discoveries of Witchcraft, written in 1584. When the witch- hunts were coming to end, hundreds of mostly English women would be tortured and then hanged. The accusations would generally cease by the 18th century, when people became tired of the false accusations, unnecessary tribulations, and the deaths of

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    Witchcraft, Witch Trials, and Witch-hunts Witchcraft, witch-hunts, and witch trials have been around for the longest period of time. There are so many rumors about witchcraft and black magic, so there are lots of innocent people found guilty, then killed. Throughout the years, there’s been many witch-hunts and witch trials, but the most famous event that has happened is the Salem Witch Trials of 1962. Many people think witchcraft and witches are just a legend, to scare kids on Halloween, but is there

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    Witch Encounters

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    Retrieved May 6, 2014, from Halloween Express: http://www.halloweenexpress.com/history-of-witches-and-witchcraft.php Strickler, L. (2010, August 2). Strange Mexican Witch Stories - Inexplicata. Retrieved May 8, 2014, from Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranorma: http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2010/08/strange-mexican-witch-stories.html

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    witch trials

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    couldn’t trust the priests, who could they trust? When this new absence of trust was joint with the orthodox belief in witchcraft and magic, the result was mass hysteria in Europe. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the delirium now known as witch-hunting began affecting the lives of thousands of Europeans. Some began to look upon people they feared or did not understand as possible witches and even questioned their own faith. This also presented an opportunity for people to act out against

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    The Blair Witch Project

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    The Blair Witch Project As writers and producers saw the amazing popularity and success of the movie Scream many other copy cat versions were made. Movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend all followed the same teen slasher format. Nothing is being left up to the movie viewer’s imagination anymore. Everything for the past thirty years was spelled out and given to the viewer, leaving the identity of the killer as the only form of mystery. The genre of horror was losing

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    Salem Witch Trials

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    The Salem witch trials began with the accusation of people in Salem of being witches. But the concept of witchcraft started far before these trials and false accusations occurred. In the early Christian centuries, the church was relatively tolerant of magical practices. Those who were proved to have engaged in witchcraft were required only to do penance. But in the late Middle Ages (13th century to 14th century) opposition to alleged witchcraft hardened as a result of the growing belief that all

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