During The Crucible, the Witch Trials caused many court hearings. A good deal of the court hearings consisted of people over exaggerating outbursts of demons inside of them just to get somebody convicted. The Witch Trails also affected the church in many ways. Reverend Parris’ already had a wicked reputation as their minister, and the trials made it even worse. People wanted him out of the church.
Most of cultural beliefs remain largely erroneous. In an economically disadvantage country such as Kenya psychiatrist in training will still hold such beliefs as mental illnesses are caused by supernatural causes even after medical training. The main problem of such beliefs is that they promote stigma, discrimination and isolation of people with mental illnesses which
The majority of the people being accused and convicted of being witches were people who missed church, had poor luck which was a sign of Satan, and were outsiders. Missing church for any reason meant that they belonged to Satan. When a person was sick or were unlucky people thought it was a result of the devil and these people with lousy luck were the first ones to be accused. As more people were accused and more people started accusing though there were more people who didn’t have terrible luck and had good respective names that were being accused. It may’ve continued because people realized they could claim that a person they weren’t fond of was a witch.
Besides the ergot outbreak, harsh winters “accompanied by Indian raids and smallpox outbreaks” plagued the area, consequently leaving people especially susceptible to manipulation from outside forces (Mixson 180). Without the advanced knowledge of today, people in the past relied on authorities as a source for answers and comfort during tumultuous times; in Puritan dominated Salem of 1692 this authoritative source was the church. One representative and priest of the Puritan church, Samuel Parris, expressed that the afflicted people acted as they did because “God was angry and sending forth destroyers in the form of witches” (Mixson 180). Such words from respected institutions incited fear in the population, causing residents specifically Samuel Sewall to write, “I prayid that God would pardon all my Sinfull Wanderings” as a reaction to the increasing hysteria (Sewall 361). Regarding the imprisoned that confessed to witchcraft, those under the influence of ergotism are considered “highly suggestible,” meaning that pressuring interrogators possessed the ability to easily manipulate the ill into seeing “religious scenes” without the sick separating reality from hallucinations
The descriptions of the area are dire racism, depression, violence and crime, mental illness and radical youth are just some features. The health conditions are also bad although Kaukab needs surgery urgently, there is no place at the hospital, and because of the overcrowded immigrant quarters and poor nutrition, tuberculosis has reappeared when the British authorities had thought that the illness was eradicated in the 1960s.
The prison were having trouble dealing with the mentally ill because they lack both the knowledge and training. They also had to provide some sort of medication or mental treatment which was also challenging given that prison were always short on supplies. In all the treatment advocacy center still didn 't give up they introduced a list of recommendations that would help the mentally ill in the prison system. Reformed prison laws for treatment of mentally ill (2) implemented and encourage new programs such as the mental health courts (3)
The Crucible also known as the Salem witch trials and the duke lacrosse case were both a turning point in history for America. Both of the events harmed many people in a number of ways. Although the crucible was a lot harsher, they both compare and differentiate in a plethora of ways. For example, they compare because of the lack of evidence used and the false accusations told upon the people. They contrast because of the way the accusers were treated at the end of it, and because of all the lies told.
The medical division of the Freedmen’s Bureau provided hospitals and doctors for newly freed people but their racist ideologies followed them, “... many Bureau physicians seemed to harbor beliefs that black people were inherently inferior and susceptible to certain illnesses…”(19). The medical professionals that were meant to aid emancipated slaves took a bias approach that made them incapable of actually helping them. These beliefs continued and the wide spread disease and illness that plagued newly freed slaves led some to believe that African Americans were ill-equipped to handle freedom (Roberts 633 of 4234). Despite the inaccuracy of this belief, it goes to show how the ideology of the United States was not prepared for the emancipation of slaves. This resulted in unequal services, segregated housing and inequalities in political representation which contributed to overall health inequities but more importantly it contributed to the foundation of the problems that Americans face
The psychological abuses of slavery: The author also mentioned about the physical brutality and how slaves were forced to endure deprivation. However, she mostly focused on explaining the mental problems of slaves caused by physical abuses. She and many other slaves suffered greatly from being denied their basic human rights, such as men and women were not allowed to marry, women were often required to sleep with their masters, and their children were sold to other owners, so families had to be separated. Therefore, the author emphasized that the mental cruelty of slavery was as devastating as its physical
An imagery that portrays love as a negative emotion is “my face turned pale as deadly pale.” This quote illustrates an image of the poet being so nervous that the powerful emotion turned his face pale. It conveys life taken away from him. Some people can even get sick; physically or mentally. John Clare is an example himself!
Some reforms that have been built around the promise of public interest are the prison institutions, businesses, political machines, and voting rights. Before their reformation, these systems were oppressing minority communities from thriving. Before there was a prison system, citizens who chose not to follow the law were brutally punished. Then during the 1800s, the early stages of prison systems were developed.
Throughout the Black Plague, the religious standpoint of the population changed, for some, it was a change that came drastically. Throughout the chaos of the plague, many started to question their religious beliefs. Many believed it was a punishment sent down by God directed towards the unfaithful and their wrongdoings. An eruption of religious violence and a period of persecution towards the Jews occurred because they were not Christian.
If patients misbehaved, they could get a form of “treatment” called thump therapy. Thump therapy wasn’t actual therapy, it was just abuse termed a different name (Mental: A History of the Madhouse). Beatings were common and persistent, especially with long stay patients. In an example, one patient who continually was pestering the nurses, got a bucket thrown at him. This patient kept on pestering the nurse, so eventually this nurse yanked him to a bathroom and repeatedly dunked his head in and out of the toilet bowl (Mental: A History of the Madhouse).
With A.D.D comes a lot of issues. The medication is the worst part of it all. During my time taking these meds It was hell, I felt sick all the time, I didn’t want to talk to anyone anymore, and my friends were noticing my changes too. I knew I had to value and compare my past life to my present life and ask myself what’s more important to me, friends... or grades. In this time of my life I found out the harsh realities of life and how not everything is fair.
According to psychologist Steven Reisner, physical torture affects the brain, but “psychological torture undermines the very ability to think, and it doesn’t leave any marks.” “Slavery” is a word that many people immediately cringe to when the seven letters are processed through their brains. This epoch in America’s history is one that this nation wishes it could forget, but this obviously cannot be done. The physical pain and mental suffering that slaves went through can never again be paralleled. This paper will mainly discuss the topic of psychological and physical torture that took place during the slavery era in the United States of America.