Even with the play’s puritan disguise Miller was still sent on trial for suspicion of communism. If “The Crucible” had been written at another time it probably would not have gained much interest and there would not have been something to bring people to the realization that McCarthy’s accusations and methods were really somewhat uncalled for. Both the Salem Trials and McCarthyism were cause by the spread of something that created fear and paranoia and allowed chaos and revenge to take
Dorothy Rabinowitz is correct in asserting that Amirault family was targeted and was a victim of public madness and obsessive psychologists. Additionally, my belief is that they were only one of the many victims including McMartins, Kelly Michaels and Bob & Betsy Kelly. Due to the massive augmentation in the abuse cases, people began to develop bias and they ended up losing their objective sense of judgment while making conclusions about the suspects and the ultimate goal of every psychologist or social worker including Susan Kelley, the school nurse in Amirault case, became to get a confession or proof of molestation from children to indicate their success in their job. Thus, leader examiner Nurse Kelley used several controversial interrogation techniques on children for long-term repeated sessions to prove that children in Fells Acre Day Care had been raped with sharp objects such as pens, magic wands, forks or knives somehow without leaving any trace of physical evidence; had been assaulted by a bad clown that is thought to be Gerald in a secret room; had been obligated to drink their own bodily fluids; had been involved in pornographic
“ I did confess; but I confessed a lie. I confessed that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins. … Ever since I was condemned, my confessor has besieged me; he threatened and menaced , until I almost began to think that I was the monster that he said I was. He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.”
Soon after, Mary agrees to Proctors demands that she come clean about all of the false accusations made by her and the rest of the girls. However, she cracks again when interrogated about the pretense and the girls show up again and claim to see a spirit. Mary fears that she will be condemned by the girls and reverts her statement about Elizabeth and in the midst of it all, John Proctor reveals his affair with Abigail Williams. Mary went back and forth between the pretense and the truth, breaking free for in a moment into the right, but the heat of the lies burned her and caused her to repeal the truth she once
The connection between the Salem Witch Trials and what happens to Bradbury in the Guardian Article is that in both scenarios, these people are being accused of committing crimes of treason because of the way they present themselves, the world chooses to believe that they are bad based on the way they look and present themselves. Society during both of these time periods had the ability to accuse others of horrible acts without any evidence linking the individual to the crime, the world was mostly just a free for all. In the Guardian Article, there is a statement saying, “He was out walking with a writer friend, and ‘a police car pulled up and the policeman got out and asked us ‘What are you doing?’ Bradbury explained that they were out walking. The
The nation can only protect itself to a certain extent but when it comes to terrorist they cannot protect themselves from such people so it is the duty of National Security to step in and to do so they use certain procedures like torture to gain information from the terrorists. If National Security did not use torture to retrieve some of the information it has, then many citizens would be in danger because of timed bombing, assassinations and planned attacks. Not using torture only makes it difficult for National Security to attain information because nobody would be afraid of the treatment they would receive from withholding important information and not only making it difficult but the process of attaining the information without using torture would take longer and for all we know there could be a ticking bomb. Torture is an advanced interrogation technique and people need to understand this. The world is developing and techniques will always change and become better just like technology does.
Therefore, in his attempts to force society away from the progression of intelligence, Kaiser is determined to imprison the whores of Mensa, the group of educated women, for providing intellectual stimulation to the population. For example, after he encounters one of them, Sherry, he threatens that she would do time for discussing Melville and she began to cry, “‘Don’t turn me in, Kaiser’ . . . ‘I needed the money to complete my master’s. I’ve been turned down for a grant. Twice.
The first problem with using these as viable sources is the fact that they are surveys and not reliable statistical data that should be used for arguing how gun control laws affect violent crimes. The author had intended to use this information to compare violent crimes in the U.S. and England/Wales as the laws on guns were different in each nation. A simple problem with the reliability of this data is the fact that these are surveys. The author even went on to explain that these were surveys and not all crime is reported through voluntary surveys. I don’t think surveys should be used in an argumentative article about violence or gun control laws.
When Proctor turns down Abigail’s advances towards him she uses a needle to stab herself so she can accuse Goody Proctor of sticking the doll so she would get hurt. Abigail Williams and Mr. Proctor had an affair which led to Goody Proctor kicking Abigail out of their home. Goody Proctor is arrested after Abigail’s accusations are thought to be true. Mr. Proctor then convinces Mary Warren to testify
In a distinctive manner, the perspective Attwood presents in the second passage focuses on the Judge in Odeysseus’ trial. When Odeysseus has finally arrived in the underworld and a trial is being held to either dismiss his sins or force him to atone, Attwood highlights how the Judge “chuckles” at the suggestion that the maids were being “raped without permission.” By doing this, Attwood highlights to her readers that the maids’ traumatic experiences are dismissed. This is further depicted through the Attorney for the Defence’s claim that the maids were raped “without permission of their master.” Through this, Attwood emphasises how the maids in Ancient Greek times were perceived as merely objects, which generally isn’t that unusual as it occurs often.