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
One of the similarities between these societies is the banning of books. Back in the 1600’s books were banned in the US due to the content within the pages. Many of the messages in books have been misinterpreted and misjudged causing them to be censored. An interview by the PBS Newshour of newsela writes, “Is there ever a cause for
This man is a secretive character whose past and intentions are obscure, but is eventually found to be an evil character with a bad past that has wrongly caused harm to others. For these reasons, the reader would not find this character to be relatable or honest, something that particularly stands out due to Straker’s medical profession. However, having characters who are villainous and establish weak connections with the reader are still important, as they are meant to allow the reader to pick a side and distinguish between the good and bad. Though Straker may not be a trustworthy person, he has great significance in the
The conflict in this story is when Tom Walker realizes that he does not want to go to hell, so he makes a deal with the devil. Greed and manipulation does not get you far in life. Mrs. Walker’s disappearance in the story was quite interesting. During this time period there was a great amount of imagination, idealism and intuition which had a strong impact on the supernatural speculations that reflect this time period. A community in the present day we live in would go crazy if someone went missing.
The line between rational and irrational thought is often blurred for some more than others. Usually when we cross this line into irrational thought our brain will let us know that what we are doing isn’t within reason. While many believe that Christopher McCandless was crazy and his ideas were ludicrous; I believe that he saw the line between rational and irrational thought very clearly, and that all though some of his ideas may have seemed crazy to some, he carried them out in sane body and mind. Chris was an extremist, a radical youth with different ways of thinking, and often we as a society tend to identify someone as crazy when we cannot comprehend the reasoning behind why a person would do something. Chris was not crazy, but he was
The Crucible Essay Rough Draft Nathaniel Hawthorne and Arthur Miller have some similarities and differences in their books. The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne have some similarities and differences based upon humility and hypocrisy. Both writers in their stories express how the most religious lawful people aren’t as good as they seem. A difference would be the main characters in The Scarlet letter the characters are guilty, but have humility. The Main characters in The Crucible are wicked and get away with things in the ending.
The person accused of being a communist or being affiliated with one could have been innocent of the charges. However, during the hysteria the American people did not trust one another much like the people of Salem in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The Lack of trust was not the only thing in common between The Crucible and McCarthyism. A couple of the other traits that Arthur Miller’s play and the Second Red Scare, were the lack of evidence and the fact that if you confessed you went free and if you did not confess you went to prison or possibly worse. Since there was no proof that the accused were in fact guilty of communism or being a witch, numerous amounts of people were punished for an act of which they did not
“What can we do to accept one another through our differences?” Being different from one another is a positive thing because it gives us something unique or special, unlike a world that is full of boredom. In the book “The Chrysalids,” by John Wyndham, people who are identified as abnormal or have deviations are symbolized by the image of the devil. Therefore, they are either killed or abandoned at birth because of their abnormality that people disapprove of. The intolerance that people show in the story and the actions David displays against it reveals the definition of being human. Intolerance should not be permitted.
Oftentimes people’s actions can result in unforeseen negative outcomes despite the intentions that motivated the action. Whether this is because of a lack of understanding or simply because of the random way that things play out, the one who took the initial action will still often be accused for the uncontrollable subsequent events. This was as true in 1692 as it is today. During the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller’s character Reverend Hale from The Crucible experiences this very thing. Reverend Hale goes through a drastic change through events that he wasn’t accountable for and earns both appreciation and sympathy through his ultimate decisions.
The Red Scare had information provided by adults and many of them were adults. The Red Scare was a backlash threatening ideology and it did not impose religious standards upon society. The Salem Witch Trials and The Red Scare had many similarities but they were at different times and had different outcomes. Both movements targeted individuals on the basis of non proven testimonies provided by their