Later in the story Tituba under the pressure of the court confest which ignited a hunt for witches. in both the salem witch trials and the red scare people where both paranoid of something. At the time of the witch trials the people were afraid of evil spirits, and the devil if you were accused of being a witch you would lose almost everything you owned. With the power of the church the people of Salem where easy overpowered by Propaganda and hysteria, with this people started so claim any was a witches for power, land, and even political strength. “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!”( Arthur Miller.)
It has come to belief, that Betty and Ruth have both been placed into coma-like symptoms by the “Devil” a disconnected with the outside world. This idea that the Devil is prevalent in Salem causes a rapid spread of fear throughout the town. This sickness then transforms into the first idea that the Devil is able “control” others, ultimately aiding the Devil’s authority and control over the townsfolk. As well, as Abigail accuses Tituba of calling to the spirits, Parris and Putnam threaten her with death in spite to discover the truth. After listening to such violent repercussions, Tituba comes to admit that she “don 't desire to work for him”(44) though implying contact between the Devil and herself.
After viewing ghosts and floating daggers, one would believe that the mental disorders within Macbeth go far beyond an oversized ego. There are just too many instances where Macbeth made a bad decision for it all to be defined as caused by a single broken link in the chain of Macbeth’s morals. From believing the witches to murdering an entire family to “just make sure,” there is something far worse than intense selfishness within
Like Abigail, each of those girls has her own cause to be angry and simulate to kill her victims. For instance, Betty Parris, the daughter of the clergyman could have done so because of her father 's hypocrisy and talking about nothing other than the horrors
In our world today, we can still see the effects of the Salem Witch trials through accusing those who are on the margins of deeds we don’t want to take responsibility for. The first victims to be accused within the Salem Witch Trials were those who didn’t fit the social norms of society at the time. From the beginning, Abigail Williams has power over those who are below her. Not only does she possess this power, she lords it over those who are seen as valueless in a society built for the rich and for men. When placed in the hot seat after being discovered dancing in the woods, Abigail throws the weakest person she can find under the bus: Tituba.
The Witches words spark the conflict within the play. Words are also used to inspire people to bring an end to Macbeth’s tyrannical reign. King Duncan’s sons Malcom and Donalbain foresee the danger that Macbeth poses on their lives and they flee to England where they train an army to attack Macbeth at Dunsinane. When Macduff receives news that Macbeth has ordered for his family to be killed he is enraged with
The Salem witch trials are remembered as one of the most disgraceful acts a village has ever committed. One of the main causes of these events are the bibliocentric views of the community at that time. People often called witch on their neighbors to get more land, or cried witch at someone they simply didn’t like. There were 19 hangings during the Salem Witch Trials and one of the main reasons for this was Reverend Parris. At the start of The Crucible, By Arthur Miller, you see that one of the central causes of the witch trials was because he was more concerned with his own reputation than the lives of others.
Everyone in Salem is getting irked and bewildered with the witch trials. There is uncertainty within the court and the townspeople that riots will occur within Salem. Just as the laboratory equipment can be full of violent reactions, the Salem village was the same way with the courts and all the chatter of witchcraft. The court and people are just lingering for something to explode because of the fear of witches and the anger from people being falsely accused. Just
By spilling all these accusations, Abigail turned Salem into a boiling pot of rumor and hatred. Even more so, it’s sad to think that Abigail did all of it simply because she wanted John back, and was angry at Elizabeth for being kicked out. On page 1157, Abigail's accusations are put on display, “I saw Goody Sibber with the Devil… I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil… I saw Goody Booth with the Devil!”. Abigail couldn’t control her mouth, and ran around town accusing and denying to her content. Alan Kazdin talks about lying, “It is unlikely that lying will be completely eliminated, but with the right encouragement, it can be dramatically lessened”.
Though Macbeth was the one slaughtering all the people,Lady Macbeth is more to blame. This is because of her savage, and disturbed mind throughout all the murders committed by Macbeth. The first moment of disturbance seen within Lady Macbeth was her call upon evil spirits. The action of murder prompted her to call upon the evil spirits to remove her weakness and woman like qualities. She wants to be ruthless during the murders, she says “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness”(1.5.13-14), this is where she