Abigail is a mirror reflection to this point she is extremely talented to convince her innocence in a false situation. In the play crucible this was proved by many actions. Abigail started witchcraft; she was the one leading girls and convincing them to come with her. Yet she acted innocent in front of Danforth and reverend hale they believed her innocence and actually looked up on her. While witch crafting she held a dead chicken and called on Elizabeth to die hoping her wish would come true proctor knew about the situation, again it didn’t change his feelings towards her.
When Mary Warren is in the courtroom, she confesses to lying about seeing spirit she says, “I am with God now” (1200). When Mary Warren says this all the things Hale heard from Proctor turn out to be true. Up until this moment Hale had no strong evidence to support there were no witches in Salem, just his supsision. Now with this confession Hale is set on helping those under accusations from the girls. Hale’s opinion during the beginning half of his time in Salem was that there were in facts witches loose in Salem, and anyone could be a suspect.
Using this evidence it can be seen that Mary and the lamb both love each other. In conclusion, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a poem that describes the relationship between a girl named Mary and her lamb. The focus that was given to us was the love between Mary and her lamb. Our conclusion was that the lamb loved Mary immensely and our evidence were: The lamb lingered near Mary, everywhere Mary went, the lamb followed, the students also believed that Mary loves the lamb as in lines 7 and 8 in the poem, and it waited patiently for Mary.
This meant that anyone could be proven innocent by blaming someone else, causing multiple people to be accused. By the end of the play, nineteen innocent people are hanged due to the accusations (Dector 1). The accusations of the witch trials were to be taken seriously, but it was all controlled by young girls who did not know the consequences. Reputation was one of the major causes of the dispersion of hysteria.
Abigail believed that Proctor actually loved her and she waited every night for him. She was brainwashed to think he would leave his wife for her. The witchcraft accusation came from the beginning of the story when Abigail and the girls were dancing naked in the woods and chanting. She made false accusations that people in the village were worshipping the devil to cover what she had done. Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged.
Some people may say Lizzie iwas a wonderful woman. But was she really? For example, researchers make sense when they say Lizzie was to sweet of a woman to do such a thing,but she was actually a little crazy. In fact, she tried to by poison to kill her parents(Allard,2013). This shows that the people who think Lizzie is not crazy are wrong.
Joan of Arc has achieved many accomplishments throughout her life like becoming the heroin for the Hundred Years War for the French with the help of God and her visions. She was told by a couple of Saints that she needed to help with the duty to get rid of France from the English. Although Joan was young, she was determined to achieve the callings that were given to her and abide by her God. She provided stability and support to the troops of the army which shaped them into becoming better soldiers. To this day, Joan of Arc is viewed as one of history's most noteworthy holy people and an image of French solidarity and patriotism.
On May 23, 1430, Joan was captured by enemy. She was convicted for the church heresy. Her death penalty on May 30, 1431. After she dead, she was banned for French maid because her contribution to the French are indelible. Joanne has a huge impact on the French people after her dead.
Years later, he published a book commenting on the witch trials. Although the book never denies that witches are real, his book did say that the fear that everyone felt that people were compelled to believe the girls’ accusations, “Such was the darkness of the day, the tortures and lamentations of the afflicted, and the power of the former presidents, that we walked in the clouds, and could not see our way. And we have most cause to be humbled for error on that hand, which cannot be retrieved.” This quote shows Hale admitting his wrongs, and apologizing for his errors. He goes on to say that they may be stained with sin for all of their afterlives, and it would not be unjust, but that he wishes for God to blot out their sin because they were
Because such women are already seen as worthy of death, accusing and convicting them of witchcraft is not difficult. Every small gesture made by disreputable women is seen as evidence against them. Even Mary Warren tells the Proctors that the last woman convicted was condemned because, “she come to this very door, beggin’ bread and a cup of cider - and mark this: whenever I turned her away, she mumbled… It’s hard proof, hard as rock, the judges said” (Miller 57-58). Miller uses this place and time in history to aid his capture of how vital status is.
Ultimately, I believe that the Salem Witch Trials’ main cause was mass hysteria and paranoia among the group. I can predict this, because in Exhibit A, Cotton Mather states, “ I will prove that Witchcraft exists. Those who deny it exists argue that they never saw any witches, therefore there are none.” I believe this is strong evidence supporting the over exaggeration of most people towards the trials and how hysterical people can become towards an unrealistic assumption like witches and witchcraft. Another piece of evidence supporting mass hysteria as the cause of the trials would be in Exhibit B, where Abigail Hobbs a 16 year old girls pleads guilty.
Because of this, she is known as the patroness of musicians. She spent her life preaching and was able to convert over four hundred people. She was very close to God and prayed often. I am like Saint Cecilia because she is the patroness of musicians. I am a musician like her.
Mary’s exploitation of her reputation as something of a ‘witch’ was no fresh concept however. Another sorceress hailing from Yorkshire, Knaresborough based Ursula Southill, better known as Mother Shipton, had been famed for prophesying the future some three centuries previously. She exhibited prophetic and psychic abilities from an early age and, with her large crooked nose, bent back and twisted legs, to the superstitious her appearance was that of the archetypal ‘witch’. Though she was taunted by the local populace, they were nevertheless accepting of the remedies and potions that Ursula made from local flowers and herbs. But as well as her skill in making traditional remedies, Mother Shipton had another gift – she could predict the future.
The Salem witch trials of the 1690’s portrayed by Millers the Crucible parallel The Red Scare of 1920’s, both events revolve around the fear of foreign ideology causing hysteria. In the 1960’s few individuals primarily a band of girls accused innocent people of practicing witchery. These accusations were false, but the court believed them regardless of inadequate evidence. Why, because the church and state were one and whoever who stood with the devil was against the court making witchery a crime. “A person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there is no road between.”