Abigail is in love with John Proctor. In the past, John had secretly gone to Salem and slept with Abigail even though he had a wife. Abigail hated John’s wife, Elizabeth. So when she was at the conjuring, she wished Elizabeth dead so she could be with John. John began to feel guilty for what he had done, though, and told Abigail that he will no longer be seeing her.
The church is included simply because it was thought to not be holding the same control over the parishioners anymore. The greed being that people just wanted land and property owned by the ones they accused of being witches. It is also because of the girls that began behaving weirdly. They had had seizures, screamed extremely, and acted dazed. The Crucible is a playwright about the witch trials in Salem.
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
The Salem witch trials was a period of time when the village and town of Salem held a series of trials for people suspected of witchcraft. They finally ended when the people of the court admitted that the trials were a mistake. Abigail continues to accuse people until her accusations were suspected to be false. Her actions were based on the same reasons. They were to gain power and respect and to save herself from accusation.
The kids that were hanged didn’t really understand why the were being hung because they do anything wrong. Also it was the fact they were related to them and they thought that their mom or father was teaching them witchcraft. The crucible was a tragedy because no one was safe and everyone was scared that the girls were going to point at them next and they would hang. The trials were unfair because if the denied witchcraft they were hung for saying that they weren’t and if they admitted they were put in jail and would confess their sins to the
One of the day Cinque led a revolt, killing the captain and the cook of the ship, they prisoned Ruiz and Montez for them to take them over again to Africa but instead they went opposite direction and landed in the United Sates where they went to jail and to a trial with the charges of murdering. There were a lot of things happening during the trip in the Amistad. But we are going to start in when Cinque, led the revolt. First of
American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman who Defied the Puritans is a biography of Anne Hutchinson written by Eve LaPlante who is a direct descendant of Hutchinson. The book follows her life and gives some insight into the lives of people she was surrounded by. As the book progresses, the reader can better understand who Hutchinson was. It begins with Hutchinson being summoned at her trial at the courthouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts for heresy and sedition. The men of Massachusetts accused her of being possessed by the devil and using witchcraft.
Witch trials were prominent throughout Europe. Witch trials created panic which caused many people to become paranoid (Bailey, 12). They were afraid that their neighbor would turn them in, so they turned their neighbors in, falsely, to be safe. This gave the church the idea that there truly were witches out there, although they did not know the true reason why so many people were being brought in. Additionally, witch trials began with one group of people.
This can be a representation of Historical Force as history repeats itself once again from The Salem Witch Trials to almost 300 years later during The Red Scare and from the 2001 fear/accusations of middle eastern people. A form of Historical force in The Crucible is Abigail and her control and manipulation over the people in Salem by imprinting the idea of witches and the devil being amongst the townspeople. Then 243 years later it is Joseph McCarthy who in Wheeling, West Virginia proclaimed that he
What he doesn 't know, is that by cheating with Abigail, he partly started the Salem witch madness; John makes Abigail very envious of his wife, and thus, she begins accusing others of dark sorcery and witchcraft. John, at first, is very reluctant to tell everyone the truth about why Abigail and other young girls are accusing his wife and other older women of being witches because he fears it will ruin his good name and reputation. However, after he realizes that the situation has truly gone out of control, he tries to confess his wrongdoing, but is only imprisoned and accused of witchcraft as well.