If Abigail had brought the accusations forward and the vulnerable adults wouldn’t have believed the hysteria wouldn’t have occured. The Putnams played a major role in the blaming of being a witch. Mr. and Mrs. Putnam have gone through their own trauma. Seven out of eight of their children have died before they were a day old and Mrs. Putnam is convinced that witches killed her babies. Mr. Putnam is only worried about gaining more land and if more people die that means there is more land for him.
Outline: African Americans * Immigrants* Rural Farmers Women of colour Extra: WASPS Prohibition Industry Women "All Americans experienced the boom of the 1920 's" In the United States, a popular belief is that all Americans experienced the boom of the 1920 's. However, minority groups were left out of the country 's economic success at the time. African Americans remained a minority group even with movements such as the 'Harlem Renaissance ' and the creation of the NAACP. Similar to African Americans, immigrants old and new were often below or just above the poverty line and were still 'last hired, first fired ' with hate being directed to their entry and existence from the people as well as the government. As the rest of the America moved forward technologically, rural and small time farmers were left behind as their industry 's popularity began to deflate.
This question would be what problems arose during the trials that lead to the continuation of mass hysteria in the community? I wanted to focus more on other problems that lead to the growth of the witch hunts rather than just focusing on the aspect of religion alone. Were those who were accused have similar traits or aspects to them? Did the Indian wars near the town of Salem impact the hysteria in the town during the trials? Using these types of questions I hope to find out what problems really had a major impact on the Salem Witch Trials that led to events that happened the way they did.
Witchcraft was second among the hierarchy of crimes which was above blasphemy, murder and poisoning in the Puritan Code of 1641. Since England had their own witch hunts, it was said that the anxiety spread to New England mainly because of a pamphleteer Cotton Mather. It started early 1692 when the daughter and niece of Salem local minister, Samuel Parris had strange violent convulsions and loud outbursts. The only local doctor of the village which only could read but not write, then concluded that the girls were bewitched. There were three primary “suspected” witches, the minister’s slave Tituba, Sarah Good who was a beggar, and Sarah Osborne, a widower.
Review of Literature The religiously motivated Salem witch trials of 1692 left a permanent stain on Massachusetts’ history, but one overlooked factor could have sparked the tragic ordeal. The trials are best summarized as an inexplicable and unforeseen frenzy of accusations, aimed at the social pariahs of the community, that led to multiple deaths in a previously tranquil place. An intense type of food poisoning known as convulsive ergotism provides a seemingly simple, yet understandably deceptive to the ignorant, explanation. Due to optimum conditions for the disease, the correlation between the bewitched and the expected symptoms, and the religious fanaticism of the time, one can conclude ergotism was an influence on the Salem witch trials.
It is a big inequality problem because it shows you can even be married but still be belittled and be completely under control of a male figure. Rochester locked Bertha in a closet for 10 years for his benefit, and by him doing this it literally changes her in almost every way, look and personality wise. Later on Jane even describes her as “vampire” when she is destroying Jane veil in the middle of the night- which means that Bertha was still sane enough to realize that her husband was going to marry someone else. So by Rochester saying she was completely insane couldn’t have been entirely true and he was forcing her to do what he wanted her to do, so he could go on with his life without having to be tied down by
Janie’s first marriage was to a man named Logan Killicks, which was forced upon her by her grandmother. Janie hated Logan with a passion from deep inside her heart. The marriage between Janie and Logan was the worst out of Janie’s three marriages. On the bright side of this relationship was that Janie had the security and protection her grandmother wanted for her. Janie describes her feelings for Logan by speaking about his body odor he carried with him to bed every night.
Even though it doesn't seem big, over population is a scary problem and a huge one at that. A couple of years ago, China and Mexico had too many people in their populations - so much so that their economies were suffering and their currency was rising. So both countries implemented a plan. China said that a family could only have one child, compared to seven or nine children per family, that was a large difference, but it took many years to see results. Now, China's population is in trouble because everyone wanted boys, no girls; if any family had a girl they would give her away or kill her when she was born, all because fathers wanted heirs.
If the trials would not have happened, they would probably be happening now because of modern day beliefs and cultures. People were scared of being accused due to the fact that they knew they would perish. Even families would turn against their own innocent relatives just for the money. This trials ended trust in society and had a big impact on people. The trials began with the American population’s beliefs in supernatural beings.
In 1692 the people of America witnessed the worst show of human greed and violence disguised in the veil of religion, The Salem Witch Trials. With the fear of divine punishment, these trials in the early courts of Salem prosecuted at least 185 thought-to-be witches on the basis of religious beliefs, leading to twenty public executions and 4 others to die in prison (Conforti, 2008, p. 1). What these Puritan colonists learned at the end of these trials impacted the lives of those present, and the course of American History. These trials brought about the Age Of Reason in America, changing how we interact socially, our skepticism, and our ability to think and live life without threat of divine power. The Salem Witch Trials ultimately helped shape the future of America.