You think food poisoning would have nothing to do with accusations of being a witch, but the evidence is really compelling. Rye was the stable grain of Salem at the time, and in the summer of 1691 it was said to be incredibly wet. Extremely wet conditions when growing rye causes a poisonous fungus to grow on it called Ergot. If someone were to eat Ergot the side effects are incredibly similar to the outbreaks the girls were having. “Ergot poisoning can progress to gangrene, vision problems, confusion, spasms, convulsions, unconsciousness, and death.” (WebMD) In the summer of 1962 the town is said to have experienced a very dry period, which would be more satisfactory conditions to grow healthy rye in.
Most all people who accused others for being witches were young girls. Many people were put to death because of these people accusing them. After the trials were done they were very deeply regretting their decisions when they found the women that were accusing were lying and found guilty. On February 29, the girls blamed three women for cursing them: Tituba, a slave; Sarah Good, a homeless woman; and Sarah Osborne, an elderly woman. Not until 1957, 250 years later, did Massachusetts apologize for what they the Witch Trials did.
Goodwife Cruff’s husband accuses Kit of being a witch and they lock her in jail. They ask Kit why she has Prudence’s name on one of her books thinking that she is trying to cast a spell over the little girl. She tries to explain that Prudence wrote it but they do not believe it because they believe Prudence is halfwit. They decide to
(Schanzer 50). The trials started when the daughters of Reverend Samuel Parris starting acting strange, he took them to the doctor and he said the two girls convulsions were caused by witchcraft. Later that week an old beggar came up to Samuel Parris’s house to ask for food, and he gave her something and the beggar mumbled under her breath. Parris thought she was being cantankerous, so he accused Sarah Good because he thought she was ungrateful for what he gave her. “Maybe their tormentors were the usual suspects, people their family did not like or respect” (Schanzer 27).
The only reason the doctor could come up with was that the supernatural had to have been playing a part in the girls swift and abrupt change in behavior. Later on, the girls that were bewitched became known as the “afflicted girls.” Two men named Jonathan Corwin and John Hathorne began interrogating the girls about who or what had came to them. After being pressured by the men, the girls accused three women of afflicting them: the Parris’ Caribbean slave, Tituba; a homeless beggar, Sarah Good: and an elderly impoverished woman, Sarah Osborne. All three of the women accused were social outcasts, so people willingly believed that they could be involved in witchcraft. All three of the accused women were found and taken into custody.
How he started to lie to the court about everything such as being a witch. Also because of what he found out by asking Elizabeth about people who have confessed. Reason number one behind John Proctor’s decision to be hanged is, his decision to not sign his name. At the beginning John says to the court, “Damn the village! I confess to God and God has seen my name on this!
And Goody Osburn…”(Miller 46-47) This moment shows the Putnams large role in the blaming of witchcraft because after they ask about a name people respond with those exact names although the blaming wasn’t real. Another person who contributed to the witchcraft hysteria is Reverend Parris. Samuel Parris was quick to blame and quick to make bad remarks about people he didn’t like. Most of all Parris wants to keep up his reputation so if word got out that he niece was acting like a barbarian in the woods he would be shamed upon. In the play Parris says, “If you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.” This quote
(“Salem Witch Trials”, 1). The first witch case involved Reverend Parris’ daughter Elizabeth, age 9, and his niece Abigail Williams, age 11, in January 1692. The girls were accused of having “fits”, that means that they were contorting their bodies
Celiac disease was discover in the second century but it only get identified on the 20 century. he Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder disease that is caused by a problem in the digestion of protein foods such as wheat (which includes spelt and Kamut), instant noodles, and rye. Which affects the intake of nutrients sign include bloating, and weight loss, and tiredness. Therefore, the immune reaction to eating gluten leads to a damage in the small intestine gradually as well as it could product in affecting a number of different organs. Furthermore, The Celiac disease has two other names known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue.
They were privately married in January 1533, but the marriage did not become known until Easter of that year. Anne Boleyn was the mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I, born in September of 1533. During their marriage Henry quickly lost interest in Anne and began to have affairs with other women. All Anne had to do to save their marriage was provide a male heir for the King. After two attempts she failed.