So when Abigail Williams was asked who afflicted her cousin, Betty, she was quick to point fingers to her uncle’s Barbadian slave, Tituba. Due to the actions following, Abigail realized she had gained a voice in society and she, along with a group of three other girls, began accusing multitudes of others during the fifteen month time span. Several innocent people were hanged in Salem village, all because four young girls had caught wind of power. Due to the social structure of Salem, Massachusetts, the witch trial hysteria thrust into action. The social structure is to blame for the witch hysteria ever occurring in Salem because if the girls had not been so attention starved, due to lack of power, then they would have never thought to even begin
Abigail and the Salem girls' pretense caused an uproar of mistrust and allegations towards innocent people, which caused their reputations and lives to go down. For instance, when in the presence of the court, Proctor, and Mary Warren, Abigail pretended that Mary's spirit was above them with wings. She and the other girls continued this act by running outside and saying that Mary was flying down upon them. Her actions impacted the viewpoint of the court, especially Danforth's, towards Mary. She was then accused of witchery; however, Mary escaped the possible consequences by saying in public that she loved God and blamed Proctor for threatening her to kill her if she did not help him retrieve his wife and overthrow the high court.
The murder of Jarvis is especially important, as it launches Kumalo’s initial quest for redemption. This is directly caused by the fact that it was his son who committed the murder, which led him to run originally. Kumalo’s son murdered Jarvis, then fled, thus launching Kumalo’s journey and eventual quest for forgiveness. Kumalo’s journey throughout the continent forces him to meet several individual people and tribes. With each new greeting, the new events force him to realize just how differently the various cultures are treated, and directly catalyze his eventual spiritual realization.
In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the social hierarchy was dependent on the “code of honor” and the amount of wealth each family held. Throughout the book, Marquez states that the Vicario Twins murdered Santiago; however, his writing subtly plays with the concept that they are not truly guilty. Instead, he implies that the society forced Santiago to meet an early end is what is truly guilty. He poses the idea that this society, where family honor was more important than life and money was the only symbol of power that mattered, was the root of the problem. The idea that the town was responsible for the murder of Nasar was created because of how the social structure was framed by its citizens’ social
The second set suggested that Simpson had in fact used his opportunity to kill his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman. The first group of witness included relatives and friends of Nicole, friend of OJ and a 9-1-1 dispatcher, all produced to demonstrate Simpsons motive and his history of domestic abuse. Nicole’s sister, described seeing OJ at a dance recital for his daughter, on the day of the murder. She testified that Simpson looked “scary” like a “madman.” The night of the murder, OJ grabbed his ex’s wives crouch stating, “this sis where
When I got the project finish, I was confident that it was a good researched project, that I knew the information was all true and of good quality, and was confident that I would do well on it. The experiences was wasn’t complete or incomplete because I think personal because even now I’m still learning to critical think, yes I have got some critical thinking stills but I’m still learning. I know that it’s a very important skill to have and think I am learning to be a critical thinker, and think I will become one, as in my course it’s very important to be
Abigail told him in the beginning of the story that all of the witchcraft was a sham, and he refused to tell anyone else. If he had just been open about the lies from the beginning, rather than waiting for more craziness to break out, then perhaps the judges would have been more lenient and not as quick to hang people, no matter the accusations. “ I think you must go to Salem, John. You must tell them it is a fraud.” (1163) Unfortunately, John Proctor did not listen to his wife and kept the secret to himself. In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft.
These deaths are the fault of court official Danforth, integrity of John Proctor, and the lies told by Abigail are the reason these people were hanged. The lies and deception throughout the play were big factors causing the hangings of the twenty innocent people. Early on, she realizes that she is in trouble about the witchcraft, but she recognizes that she is able to confess to her wrong doing, of committing acts of the devil, if she did not confess she would have been hanged. In effect she will accuses other people, but the name were mentioned by Thomas Putnam earlier, so she said what Putnam wanted to hear. Subsequently Abigail confessed, “I want to open myself!