Tituba And Sarah Good: The Salem Witch Trials

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The theory behind the witch trials that I find to be the strongest would be religion. I say this because during this time religion was a very strong topic and if people didnt agree on the same type of reliogion, believing in the Devil or God, people wouldnt like you and try to accuse you of being a witch because you didnt have the same beliefs as them. Bridget Bishop was one of the first accused and was hung on June 10th. Mr. Hathorne, Salem judge, questioned Bishop but she had claimed she “was as innocent as a chid” (Middle, p. 103). Sarah Good was the first of the three, other two being Tituba and Sarah Osborne, to be accused of being a witch. Osborne died while in prison, while Good was sentenced to trial. Goods husband confessed that Sarah…show more content…
Williams’s claimed that “she hath been much afflicated with pains in her head and other parts and often pinched by the apparition of Sarah Good” (Top, p. 74). It was this kind of evidence that was used to accuse and convict innocent people and take their lives. Tituba was an “Indian” slave for the minister, Reverend Parris. Tituba was accused because she was accused of haing some kind of connection with the Devil. This is, how I stated previously, why many people were being killed. People didnt like it when other had a different religion or belief. Also, lthough Tituba was accused by many girls, like Ann Putnam Jr., who would testify claiming that this slave would always be “pricking and pinching me most dreadfully” (Top, p. 91), she still ended up confessing in the end that she was a witch and stated that Good and Osborne were her accomplices. John Proctor, one of the few men accused, was tried on August 5th and hung about two weeks later. Elizabeth Booth, neighbor of Proctor, acclaimed that Procter would torment girls, including herself, by “pinching, twisting, and almost choking them” (Bottom, p.

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