Those who would admit to being a witch would go to jail, but for those who denied having interaction with the devil would have been trialed and hung, so really, anyway you put it it’s a lose-lose situation. Things like politics, religion, imaginations, and fear of people were just some of the main factors of what aided people into believing that Satan was upon the town of Salem. They believed that the humans were with devil and doing as he said which in turn gave them the power to harm others. One girl named Tituba was trying to save herself by confessing to witchcraft. She didn’t just confess but she also accused many other women about being witches and she said that they all were in the “hands of Satan”.
A question that’s been asked throughout the ages; are people good, evil or are they just misguided. The play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, is about the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600’s, early 1700’s, where countless innocent people lost their lives due to false accusations of being a witch. During this time in the provincial town of Salem, Massachusetts, the mass hysteria over witchcraft had everyone in the small puritan town turning on one another. Their religious beliefs and intolerance during this time lead the puritans to extreme decisions about their neighbors. If one were to give into desires of any kind that did not follow the strict limitations of their religious faith, they were considered to be “evil”; they were doing the Devil’s work.
Throughout the movies and novels evil was represented in many ways. The action of being evil was shown differently each time. Each character portrayed being evil stronger or weaker than others. For example, Stanley Kowalski was the most evil by his bluntness and way of not caring about others feelings. O’Brien was second evil by him being secretively.
Evil and Villains Throughout history man has had to struggle with the problem of evil, as it’s one of the most serious problems of the world and the greatest challenge to man’s faith. Actually, the world of villains is similar to the heroes’ world as it’s full of dreams, challenges and insistence on reaching the goal. The difference is that one fights for evil and the other fights for good. Human beings are confused whether they are inherently good or evil at birth, or they are nurtured to be so. Therefore, we need to know the meaning of the word “evil”.
Love and affection are demonstrated by her efforts to teach her family the gospel. This shows that she only is looking out for the welfare of her posterity. Many efforts were made by her to keep her children safe from the effects of the witch trials, “When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft-it will frighten them” (). She says this portraying the love she has. The first thing she says after her arrest is the concern for her children's safety.
There is certainly a lot for her to be worried about as the creation of the devil and bearer of his child. However, she is thinking. Those thoughts could be reflection of her situation or even her trying to think of a way out of hell. I find the idea of her thinking, pondering, interesting
The first sign the reader sees of good vs. evil is in the very beginning of the book. The beginning of the book starts off with the children and their mother running to safety in their bomb shelter. At the time of book, the children live in the middle of World War two. As the story goes on there are many more good vs evil elements show. The main battle between good vs evil is when the children must fight against the White witch and her army.
The witch hunting, struggle for women's rights, the relationships of power, anger, and the repression of women by patriarch standards are the major themes. Poverty and prejudice were considered minor themes. The themes were introduced through the actions of the characters and the events of the play. As the play is based on historical events and the issue of the witches, the theme of witch hunting is very significant in the play. Churchill introduced the theme of witch hunting through the characters of Joan, Alice, and Ellen.
Good and evil is a subject that has been debated countless times by people who are philosophers to movie critics. It’s easy to think about when talking about the extremes: a murderer is evil, a saint is good, but what is a normal person? In reality, good and evil is extremely hard to determine. People commit small acts of good and evil daily but there are no numerical values to help us determine how evil or good that makes them. Authors like William Golding and Kahlil Gibran allow us to grasp a better understanding of human nature through their works.
Despite this, the idea of the Demon being of bad nature is just the surface description of the character since he “sowed evil without enjoyment”. This creates a new depth to the character and begins to highlight the idea that he isn 't content with the way he is “living” and seeks something deeper. As the story develops, we begin to see that the Demon is motivated to cause terror by very real, human characteristics and begins to project them. The Demon has the desire to break free of his isolation and sees the chance to do so when he is captivated by his love interest