Salem Witch Trials In The Crucible

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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were a dark time in American history. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft and 20 were killed during the hysteria. More than half that were killed were innocently accused. The Salem Witch Trials tore apart the town of Salem due to a decline in church morals, greed for more land, jealously of others, and the power of suggestion causing fear. The church’s morals at this point were nowhere to be found. There were many people accused in The Salem Witch Trials, among them all were specifically females. However, the interesting point is that, when and if accused, these people were not given a chance to prove whether they actually were guilty no matter if they denied the charge or gave proof, once titled a witch, they stayed a witch. With this kind of merciless policy of the church it’s obvious it’s corrupted. Now we have the saying, “Everyone always innocent, until proven guilty,” if only Salem did. Amongst the people that are accused you have the people you would never think are witches. Well those people were probably accused because they had land. It’s said that back then when someone is taken into custody, then any land they own is split up with everyone in the town. During this dark time of Greed, Envy was no exception we are shown this in the movie “The Crucible.” In the movie Abigail…show more content…
So when the girls fell ill of convulsions and hallucinations they thought it was of the devil. The Puritans believed everything they didn’t understand was of the devil, making them very closed minded. Due to this they believed someone or something bewitched the little girls. Because of the Puritans fear they tend to jump to conclusions and others just go along. They make things bigger then what they really are. Their fear of the devil is so great they are blinded by it. Their courts systems were run by this power of suggestion and
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