The Salem Witchcraft Trials had many effects on the town of Salem, Massachusetts. A lot of the effects were negative, destroying the community, government, even individuals. The Witch Trials affected the community of Salem in multiple ways. The witch trials created many tensions between several families in the town. The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s.
Giles would soon be crushed by large stones because he would not give up who told him. Some people would be freed from prison like Elizabeth Proctor, others however like her husband John would be hung for not confessing to witchery. Overall the Salem Witch Trials should never even happened, innocent people died in the hands of vengeful parents and crazy children. Many people believe that the Salem Witch Trials lasted several years but in reality it only lasted a few months. Barrett Wendell states in an essay on Cotton Mather’s journal, “It was the great tragedy of witchcraft”.
Abigail Williams is a major character who was one of the main reasons the Salem Witch Trials took place. These trials ended in a gruesome manner and there were multiple conflicts that led to these trials. Abigail Williams was largely to blame for the actions of the Salem Witch Trials
They used fear in order to convince people to confess to witchcraft. People were being hanged in front of the town, and as those accused did not want to meet the same fate, they confessed because they were in fear. This was very effective in the Crucible as it was able to create tension among the town of Salem. It caused people to fear, and turn against each other and create mass tension. Fear was a very important type of propaganda in the Crucible, but there is one more very important
Proctor will hang! This is what everyone was astonished about in Salem during the witch trials in Arthur Miller’s book, “The Crucible”. John Proctor decided that he wanted to prove a point to everyone about witchcraft. He did this by, not signing his name on the paper that he confessed on because he wanted to be able to keep his name. How he started to lie to the court about everything such as being a witch.
n The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the play involved various themes. A very popular theme in the play is lies and deceit. The small town of Salem was all fouled that witchery was happening by a group of girls. Many people got involved in the court cases, and some people had very bad consequences then just being blamed. Lying only leads to the truth being told and having worse consequences for the people committing the lies.
Back in a time where everything is black or white, good or evil, one is either with the church or a witch this leading to the persecution of those against “good”. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the belief that the church is always right and evil is always lurking caused many to die due to fake accusations. The church, wanting to help, begin to kill of those who were considered impure. There is a danger in having a profound belief in something, one becomes close minded and with time carry on actions that contradict that very belief. In Salem, a small town where it is believed that evil souls are roaming, teenage girls are given the authority to determine whether one is possessed with evil spirits.
The Salem Witch Trials, with lies, manipulation and so much more. Abigail should be held responsible for the imprisonment and execution of innocent people. Abigail was spreading rumors and messing with bad spirits, also lying about Elizabeth haunting her during trial. At the beggining of the story, she spreads rumors of the so called bewitchment instead of denying it and saying that all they did was run into the woods. The religious people in town started hearing more rumors.
The death penalty should be put in place for the sole purpose of punishment for people such as Hitler for he was responsible for the killing of many men,women, and children. He is also the one who started a historically horrific atrocity, the Holocaust. If the criminals that commit severe crimes are penalized for their actions, other people that are thinking of committing similar crimes will think twice due to the consequences they might suffer. Violence is only justified in such cases since the death penalty is a requisite for those who cause major damage to society or have major capacity to harm innocent
Back in the 1400s, if you weren’t a Christian, it meant you were against them. So when Pizarro saw Atahualpa`s reject the holy book and throw it to the ground, Pizarro used that as the reason to start the attack because that meant they rejected Christianity and Pizarro did not like that. You only had one choice, Christianity or Death. In the Incan Empire, the Spanish destroyed a culture because they rejected Christianity and to save himself from death, the ruler gave them all the gold and silver from his land. The ruler had later refused to convert to Christianity completely and the Spanish killed him for this.
They had persuaded the jury to believe that George Zimmerman had killed Trayvon believing he was a danger to himself or others. 19 year-old Rachel Jeantel was the last person to speak to Trayvon. They believed that the witness was “Ghetto Trash.” The prosecution did not get the jury to believe that the case was a murder. George Zimmerman was not guilty and created many angry protesters. He won by the sole witness of the case.
Therefore they did not believe a word the accused said. Now since this has happened we learned that witches do not exist and later in the book it says that some of the accusers lied and now there is a law that makes sure that everyone has a fair trial. The trials in 1629 were not fair because the judges did not listen to the accused, the court used spectral evidence, and the judges already had their mind set on what they were going to do in court. Many people were put to death because of these
When present, fear can often be exploited for one’s personal gain. The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, which exemplifies the power of fear due to the imaginary idea of witchcraft in the small village of Salem. During the time this play was written, the United States was overcome by the fear of communism, which had led to the government accusing many innocent people for ridiculous reasons. Miller uses The Crucible to show how many of the accusations in the Salem Witch Trials, a similar event, often had underlying, selfish, and personal reasons behind them. In the play Abigail Williams, and Thomas Putnam’s take advantage of the pervasive fear in the village, allowing them to fulfill their selfish and exploitative motives which are what truly fuel the Salem Witch Trials.
Once the individual confessed they were no longer facing execution, but they still faced imprisonment. Multiple accused individuals died while they were in prison, due to the terrible conditions. During the time of imprisonment the accused people were said to have been tortured and even denied water to try and get them to confess to being witches. One common story that is spoken with the Salem Witch Trials really shows how far they went with the situation. That story involves a man named Giles Corey, who was accused of being a witch, but unlike the others he refused to plead in any way.
(Diaz, 144,191) Anyone who didn’t follow order was usually killed, for example on the march to Mexico when Cortes finds out that some of the caciques and papas were secretly betraying him he killed several of them. “Then Cortés told them that the King’s law decreed such treachery should not go unpunished, and they must die for their crime….they received a blow they will remember forever, for we killed many of them, and the promises of their false idols were of no avail.” (Diaz, 199) Cortés’ campaign was fueled by violence and false promises of brotherhood, there was never going to be a bond between Cortés and a bunch of uncivilized people. Cortés wanted power and wealth and he succeeded in doing