She acts like a sympathetic person, but in reality she is cold and judgmental. When Hellen Crane shares her concern about her six month old infant not being able to walk or sit, Miss Strangeworth tells Hellen Crane, “[a]ll babies are different. Some of them develop much more quickly than others” (Jackson 224) and calls the baby “Her Highness” (Jackson 224). Later on, she writes a very unpleasant letter to the Crane family saying “DIDN’T YOU EVER SEE AN IDIOT CHILD BEFORE? SOME PEOPLE JUST SHOULDN’T HAVE CHILDREN, SHOULD THEY?” (Jackson 225).
The witches have full responsibility for Macbeth's downfall. Macbeth should have never listened to the witches because from then on, it changed him. The word ‘witchcraft’ has been derived from the word ‘Wicca’ which means ‘the wise one." During the Middle Ages, witches were considered evil, making pacts and connections with the Devil. It was even believed that witches engaged in
I never really fully cried, but I did loose a lot of sleep after my grandparents death. My mother was worried for a while because I would not sleep and my health was beginning to diminish. She ended up taking me to the doctor and they declared that I was suffering from insomnia. There was no explanation, but I knew that I was still grieving my grandparents, it was the only way that I could; since no one would know that I would cry in the middle of the night. About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear.
The first time her mother told her that a baby was in her stomach, Bonnie was so excited thinking that her baby sister was finally on her way. To her dismay, the baby she got was the brother that she never wanted. She cried and pouted that night and went to bed angry. In the coming year, another birth resulted in another yucky brother, and she shed more than a few tears. With time, Bonnie got use to her two brothers, even to love them, but they were very different from girls.
Peg stated, “For the first time since my paralysis set in, I realized there was something worse than having polio.” She is referring to having a family who couldn 't visit or abandoning her. Alice was abandoned by her parents at the young age of 3, Dorothy could not go home because there was no one to care and tend to her needs and her parents try to visit once a month, Shirley’s family live too far to visit often so come only once every few months, and Renee’s family also lived very far away (200
Nathaniel Nguyen The Crucible Arthur Miller English 2 Honors Period 2 Witch Hunting During the years 1692 to 1693, The Salem Witch Trials were a time of great fear and hysteria, as even neighbors would accuse one another of witchcraft just to lower the suspicion that they themselves were witches. Although many people nowadays are very well aware of what happened during this frightful time, most still don’t know how the Salem Witch Trials actually began. The Crucible by Arthur Miller captures the horrific experience of the Salem Witch Trials from their very beginning, to their ending when people began realizing that the entire situation had been a lie from the very start. The main character, John Proctor, may seem to be a normal, middle aged man living in the Puritan town of Salem, but however, he holds a dark secret: he cheated on his wife with a girl named Abigail Williams. What he doesn 't know, is that by cheating with Abigail, he partly started the Salem witch madness; John makes Abigail very envious of his wife, and thus, she begins accusing others of dark sorcery and witchcraft.
Prior to the early action in the play the only besmirching of Abigail’s name are the rumours of her secret relationship with John Proctor and this sparks conflict between her and Goody Proctor. “You are now seven month out of their house, and in all this time no other family has ever called for your service.” (Reverend Parris Act1 P.20) The conflict between her and Elizabeth destroyed her reputation as a house maid. This expresses how much a good reputation is for this time as one mistake that may not even be true can “soil” (Reverend Parris Act1 P.20) someone’s
Emotions like this led to the deaths in Salem. Fear leaves us afraid and frightened. Fear is unpleasant and it is only “human nature” to want to get rid of the feeling. Reverend Samuel Parris, before the Salem witch trials started, had the power to prevent the trials from happening, set things straight. But he feared as a Reverend the he was not setting a proper example, with Abigail his niece and his daughter dancing in the woods.
She hasn't let go of earth yet which prevents her from being happy, she feels isolated and alone in heaven well she watches everyone she loves gets to grow up she wants to belong back to earth. Along with susie her family on earth also feels very isolated each family member in there own way perhaps the most her mother. Susie's dad has figured out the man who killed his daughter and only focuses on him almost 24/7 so her mother starts to feel very alone and doesn't know how to deal with her daughters death, her mother turns to the police officer handling susies case Len, she starts depending more and more on him and susie see this till one day her mother just needs to get away from it all well susie watches from heaven she her “mother was granted her most temporal wish. To find a doorway out of her ruined heart, in merciful adultery”(197). Susie's mom describes what shes doing as a
Also, the last cause of the Salem Witch Trial was the lack of knowledge of the people. People was just accusing other people of witchcraft, but the accusers did not have an idea of what was going on in the town. For example in Document A says “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” but the people really did not know who was a witch and who was not a witch. This is lack of knowledge because that was not coming for the Bible or something it was just a version of King James, Puritans let other influence their beliefs and did not give a good knowledge about witchcraft. Other example is in Document B when it talks about all the things that happened and that all of that according to the Puritans was “Witchery” that was lack of knowledge because people really did not know what was happening.
However, no one actually knows the truth of what happened in the village of Salem during the trials except for the people who were actually involved. The Salem Witch Trials were such a terrible moment in history for the people of Salem, Massachusetts they eventually decided to rename the area to Danvers in hopes to forget what all occurred in that small village. In the end, the Salem Witch Trials could be considered a very lurid moment of history due to the fact that the villagers in that town went so far into their religious beliefs that they actually went along with the idea that the people they grew up with, the people they married, and even their families were involved in
The narrator says that babies under one year old know everything that is going on in the world. In her own first year of life, she knew her family was worried because she never smiled. She was also aware of all the events related to World War I, which was in its last year. She was aware that the women in her house had lost their sons and husbands. She understood that her uncle was alive but injured.
Brittany Maynard decided to slip into an irreversible sleep after she found out she had 6 months to live. No one should stand in a person’s way of making that decision, if they are emotionally and mentally unstable there may still be help out there for them. This also draws up the point of if you are alone with no one there for you anymore what then? There are many cases in everyday life where someone tries to leech off of another. When Maggie’s family was trying to take advantage of her new found health, that upset me.
Both situations spiraled out of control because of ignorance and the use mob mentality. A person who sympathized with Communists was persecuted, just as if someone tried to defend the accused witches of Salem. Parallel to the Salem Witch Trials, the McCarthy Trials accused hundreds of innocent people of being Communists without any proof. Like Salem, if the accused confessed to communism, they would be blacklisted from their community, but not jailed. Sir William Phips was the Governor of Massachusetts at the time of the salem Witch Trials, and he refused to stop the trials until one of the accusers targeted his wife.