The Salem Witch Trials occurred during a time where tensions were high and strong Puritanical beliefs ruled the way of thinking. Salem-Village was a relatively isolate area, being far enough away from any other town that they had to travel to the town of Salem a few miles away through the woods just to be able to go to church. This seclusion led to mass paranoia and a fear that they were in constant danger of the devil’s influence. The fears brought about by these circumstances caused a massive witch
An infamous episode in American History, the Salem witch trials of 1692 resulted in the execution by hanging of fourteen women and five men accused of being witches. The trouble in Salem began when two young girls, Betty Parris, age nine, and her 11-year-old cousin Abigail Williams, asked a West Indian slave woman named Tituba to help them know their fortunes and over the next few months the girls began to show strange behavior. Throughout the spring, the number of accusers grew, and the jails continued
In 1692 colonial Salem, Massachusetts, 20 people were accused of witchcraft and later were executed. It all started in January of 1692; the daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris fell ill. When they noticed that she wouldn’t improve, Dr. William Griggs was called in and what he diagnosed was bewitchment. After the diagnosis, witch hunting started, and therefore, 19 men and women of a young age were found and set to be trialed. Years after the execution, after the case had been meticulously investigated
Salem Witch Trial DBQ Essay Why are two young girls accusing me when I didn’t do anything?! What Bridget Bishop, a Puritan who lived in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, didn’t know was that that was only the beginning of the witch paranoia. So, what caused the fear of witches in Salem, 1692? The Salem witchcraft trials were caused by poor, young girls, who acted possessed. The accusers ages were mostly under twenty, they lived on the poor, western side of town, and they pretended to be possessed.
Gallagher The Causes of Hysteria of Salem Witch Trial Salem was a village in New England back in the year 1692, which is now known as the town of Danvers, Massachusetts. Back in the 1692s witchcraft beliefs in New England and Europe was spread all over. This essay will discuss specifically what caused the hysteria of the Salem witch trial of 1692 that hit the coastal town of Salem village. The first cause that was articulated to be the cause of Salem witch trial was teenage boredom. This revolves
Crucible and Puritanism Essay Prompt #6 Just like any author, Arthur Miller has his own style and rhetoric use of diction in order to convey a message relating the Salem witch trials of 1692 and the communist trials during the Red Scare in the 1950’s. Miller uses multiple quotes from his play, The Crucible, and his own experience with dealing with communism to portray how he finds the Salem witch trials and the Red Scare are related. First of all, Miller uses the ideology for The Crucible to convey
The Crucible Essay Do you find it strange that a man named John Proctor would have rather died than live knowing his family and friends thought he did witchcraft? I do. The Crucible was a play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. Written in 1953, it is a play based on the Salem Witch Trials with some added fictional characters. It takes place in Salem and surrounding towns and builds up to a court where many were tried and executed, and many were falsely accused by teenager Abigail Williams
9-26-14 In the story “The Crucible” there is not many characters. Yet still there is a lot of depth to each character. This play is an allegory and a crucible starring the good farmer John Proctor. This is his story of dealing with the Salem witch trials. This essay will be on prompt number three. The first female character in this story we really get to learn about as well meet is Abigail Williams. Abigail is a young 17 year old girl who used to work for Proctors. Abigail is the niece of Reverend