As I said, what they possibly though were witchcraft back then could be something treatable by now. Unlike in 1690’s, they didn’t have proof to back their hypothesis that it was bewitching. But now that the reason behind the said incidents were already established and proved wrong by people who studied what might have happened back then. People might still believe witchcraft does exist in present time solely because they have no idea that it might just be an illness that they had no idea about. That the reaction of people around toward something can affect greatly on how things can be
She should have spoken up when Parris was asking questions, instead of accusing Sarah Good and Goody Osburn. Tituba tells Parris “Aye, sir, and Goody Osburn” (Miller 595). This passage shows that she felt scared and agreed to the lies that Parris was harassing her with. The women accused of witchcraft had nothing to do with the dancing, the witchcraft, and the charming in the woods. Tituba was only worried about saving herself, if she would have told the truth their lives would have been spared.
Abigail is fearful that the town will find out that she drank blood so she tells the girls that if they say anything “[she] will come to [them] in the black of some terrible night and [she] will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder [them].” (20) Abigail can not risk having the town find out that she attempted to kill Proctors wife so she turns to threatening the girls in order to silence them. When Proctor confessed, he did not falsely accuse his friends or his enemies to make his confession more realistic, he did not need to hurt others like Abigail did. Abigail is concerned with what the entire town thinks of her while Proctor’s concern is what him and his wife think. Proctor turned to his wife for help when he was debating if he should save his life.
She also hid Homer’s body after she killed him. Emily wanted to keep him with her forever and did not let him say no to marrying her. She bought clothes and a bathroom set to
Loyalty, Silence and Disappearance “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is a short story about a woman, named Miss Emily, who seems to be a recluse, especially after the death of her father, whom kept her somewhat secluded as a child. However, as the story unfolds the author begins throwing hints at a mental illness, and even though the townspeople wonder what is happening within Miss Emily’s home they do not suspect that she would commit a secret crime. The story is set in a fictitious world created by Faulkner called Yoknapatawpha County that resembles the American South. This setting creates an interesting dynamic within the story. The author laces the presence of a man servant, Tobe, throughout the story.
No one had to ask could everything about Henrietta be released, but it was released without incident. But it took 20+ years for the information about Henritetta’s cells. It was still illegal for the doctors to take her cells and have their way with them, without her consent. These doctors and scientist did not really care about Henrietta because she was a colored women. Things would have a lot different if Henrietta was a white women with cancer.
She had torn apart relationships, families, and the entire town was against itself. With each new day came a fresh accusation about somebody who had been writing the letters. Mrs. Strangeworth caused it all. Mrs. Strangeworth truly was an evil woman, she had not committed any sort of crime, but she caused families to turn against each other and friendships and relationships to deteriorate. This is truly an evil deed as it has the potential to take the value out of somebodies lives.
The outcome of that wasn’t expected though, but who would want their family to suffer throughout the rest of your life because of a problem like the one Abigail caused? You can’t blame Abigail only because Proctor was apart of it, he led himself into getting with her; it works both ways. Abigail had went overboard with the lying, and the acting throughout the witch trials, and she didn’t realize that until after the bird scene. When Abigail realized what she was doing, she didn’t face her problems, she ran away because she already knew what was going to happen to her, she was dumbfounded. John Proctor wasn’t a bad person, but he wasn’t good either, he just made bad choices.
Elizabeth states, “I am sure she does---and thinks to kill me, then to take my place”(II.61) Elizabeth was strongly convinced that Abigail’s true intention was to have her wrongfully executed, even if it went against Abigail’s morals of doing good. Today, fear vs courage is a very controversial topic in the news. More and more people choose to act upon their fears rather than be courageous and stand up for what they truly believe in and
The purpose of a ghost story is to leave the reader feeling frightened and unaware of what the truth of reality is. Nguyen's Black-Eyed Women flips all our perceptions of what a ghost is and why they visit the living. The ghost stories told in this story affect the narrator by forcing her to confront the discomfort of her reality. The narrator realizes she has been ignoring discomfort about her brother dying for her, and s the guilt and that she lived. She loses her identify, and sense of security, however her brother's ghost arrives to mend this disconnect.
Some tried to stop while others continued to build up the hysteria. However, Abigail is the most responsible for the witch hysteria. Due to her selfishness and jealousy, she created this huge chaos and the people who did not want to get involved in this would get caught in the middle of it. Even after it was over, she did not show any remorse for it. Instead of admitting to the truth, she left the town because she knew how much trouble she would be in if she stayed.
The women are the rightful owners of the reader’s sympathy because they had often felt what Mrs. Wright had, the men had wrongfully acted in disrespect, and the women were written off as unhelpful before they ever had a chance to help. Because of the feelings of the women and the actions of the men, this case would grow cold and justice would not be
Both Clara and Polly Baker were accused of losing their virtue and becoming fallen women, while the men were not held accountable. In Wieland, Clara was accused with no evidence to support the accusation except for Pleyel, who informs her he only heard what happened. Clara is not able to defend herself against the attack against her reputation. While Miss Polly Baker, on the other hand is dragged before the court and given the right to defend herself. She is able to justify her actions and point out the inequality of the system.
First of all, the girls, including us, will be damned for working and dealing with the devil. This alone will make the people of Salem have a grotesque view of us and we would almost never be able to redeem our previous image. If we are accused, we either have to say we are guilty and live with our reputation or we deny the charges and get hung for something we did not do. Also, you must ponder on the question, if truth not told, how will it affect your relationship with John Proctor?