More witchcraft pamphlets were printed in the 1680s than any other decade. The pamphlets described witchcraft in all its forms textually as well as visually. After the Bideford witchcraft trial there was a pamphlet created to tell the story of the three witches. From 1670s onward, the Church of England would associate Roman Catholics with witchcraft. This type of propaganda caused people to continue to accuse Catholics of being witches.
The late 1600s bridged a time in the New World where religion was highly valued and superstitions (established from a previous time) ran rampant. Over several centuries ago, from the 1300s-1600s, England was experiencing its own type of “witchcraft craze” as it went through the process of executing thousands of people for their supposed misdeeds. ENTER INFO ABOUT ENGLANDS CRAZE. Due to the past exposures of hysteria and the already traumatic events occurring in the area, neighbors became quick to turn and accuse one another of the Devil’s magic, witchcraft, on the slightest of provocations. It was at the tail end of this phenomena, that Salem (and its surrounding villages) underwent its own sort of man hunt.
The citizens felt it was their duty to destroy the witches for the good of the community. More than one hundred and fifty people were charged and jailed. Twenty were executed. However, most of the folks accused were sincerely innocent. The real causes of the Salem witch trials were quite the antithesis from the handiwork of Satan and his “employed witches.” Today, the origin of the calamity is believed to be a combination of a few different factors.
REVIEW OF LITRATURE A.) SUMMARY SOURCE A Although the whole book had information on the Salem witch trials. The introduction, chapter 1 and 2 and the conclusion had information regarding the research needed • Introduction: states what the Salem witch trials where and who they accused. How two little girls (Abigail and Betty) where the first to suffer from fits of hysterical outbreaks and how many accusers came forward and described how they or their animals had been bewitched. It mentions the court cases and how there were more woman than men accused of practicing witch craft.
Their practice of witchery in the 15th century contained awful things which included devil worship, baby eating, destruction of crops, and even murder (Cheung 539). “The early modern period (1400-1700) became a popular time of where the most witches existed. About 70,000 to 100,000 souls killed for doing work for the devil” (Bio Staff). “Early witches were people who practiced witchcraft— they used magic spells and called upon spirits for help to bring about change. Most witches were thought to be Pagan’s doing the Devil’s work.
One woman even said she felt like it was a vampire bite instead of a bug. As ridiculous as this sounds in sent America into a state of fear. Just as it did to the people of Salem during the trials. There has been many cases of mass hysteria and it still happens today. The Salem witch trials is a warning of what can happen if we panic instead of
“The Lottery” in the story was set up on June 27th. The whole community would go to the center of the town for the event. It would begin at 10 in the morning and only last for two hours so that the villagers would be able to go home in time for dinner. In the story Jackson writes that, “The lottery was conducted-- as were the square dances the teen club, the Halloween program-by Mr.Summers, who had time to devote to civic activities.”. The head of each family, particularly the men, had to go to the box and pull a piece of paper; if they received the piece with the black dot on it, every member of that family had to pull and whatever member choose the piece with the black dot would have to be killed by stones.
Salem Witch Trials The year is 1692 and everywhere you go, you hear rumors of people being witches and others being bewitched. News spreads around your small town of Salem, Massachusetts and sooner than you know your friends and family are being accused of witchcraft and being killed. How would you feel if this was happening to you? Would you think it's a good lawful execution , or a bad unlawful monstrosity? In a small period of time over 100 men and women were accused of witchcraft and out of the 100, 20 were executed by the Jury and countless others died in jail.
The Salem Witch Trials were a notorious case of mass hysteria that quickly spread in the village of Salem Massachusetts. The trials were a series of prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft that occurred between February 1692 and May 1693. The community-wide hysteria led to more than 200 people accused of practicing witchcraft and 24 unfortunately died. According to “Journal of the Early Republic” eventually, the community admitted the trials were a mistake and ended up compensating the families of those convicted. Since then, the Salem Witch trials has become synonymous with
The trials were held in Salem, Massachusetts. Twenty people were executed and fourteen of them were women. All victims but one were hanged in front of an audience. It is a common misconception, however, that the victims were burned on a stake. This was just a myth.