1. The irony in that statement is that their church actually did some wrong doings. 2. They were a time of “general revenge” because people would blame each other for supposedly doing witchcraft and then being punished by the church even if there was no actual evidence to consider them guilty. 3.
Who was the cause of the witchcraft in Salem in Aurthur Miller's play The Crucible? Tituba was the cause of the witchcraft because she was the one who first admitted to committing witchery. There were over two hundred people accused of witchery, twenty people were hanged. One person was truly guilty of the hangings and witch trials. I believe that they should keep Tituba in prison and pray for her, until they know that she is holy again or at least until she stops doing witchcraft.
Reverend Hale The witch scare of 1692, caused by a group of young girls, created insanity in the town of Salem leaving two hundred people arrested and twenty dead on the charge of witchcraft. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, many peoples beliefs on witchcraft change and develop over the course of this time due to the persecution of hundreds of people in Salem. Reverend Hale is among these people, originally coming to help the people of Salem as a master in the study of witchcraft but overtime changes his thoughts on the matter. Reverend Hale 's views on witchcraft are altered over the course of the play.
One could easily say Abigail was the one to blame for the hysteria in Salem during the witchcraft trials, but there is someone who was as much to blame as her. Tituba is to blame for the Salem witchcraft. “To Tituba! What may Tituba-? Tituba knows how to speak to the dead, Mr. Parris” (page 1095).
Richard Godbeer introduced “the salem witch hunt” in which he addresses various tragic dialogues occurring in Salem during the early modern period. During the course of Puritans, many followed strictly through the concept of catholic religious beliefs leading to apprehension in contact of compulsive behaviour influencing supernatural assumptions. Commonly the society detected this manifestation as witchcraft, overbearing that most poor, widowed and oddly conducted women were generally associated with demonic figures. During the trails mentioned in the authors book, we can sense a shift of emotion overbearing the figure being held in front of the jury and also to the people witnessing this horrific perturbation since most of women at the time,
Cruelty is a recurrent theme in literature that often acts as a critical factor in a novel’s development. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the occurrence of cruelty is seen to be gradually increasing as the story goes on from accusations of witchcraft that lead into chaos and death. Through Miller’s depiction of the merciless accusations and murders of innocent people, cruelty reveals a high extent of people’s animosity and vengeance that is greatly influenced by the attitude of the surrounding atmosphere. The accusations first began when the girls who were caught “dancing” in the forest were under pressure to confess what they were truly doing.
The author of The Crucible is Arthur Miller. In the play, there is a mass hysteria, which was that the people of Salem believed witchcraft existed. There are two characters that could have stopped the hysteria. Abigail and Tituba could have taken different steps that would have ceased the existence of the tragedies.
In the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, many unprecedented events occur in the period of The Salem Witch Trials, one of the most unprecedented being the countless accusations of villagers being accused of witchcraft. However, the fact of the matter is that not many individuals really thought about what drove society to do the unthinkable, or the influence that could have caused many other individuals to take decisive actions to no prevail. In a couple of ways, society unknowingly used the means of peer pressure and life threats to ultimately cause an individual to take decisive action. One way society unintentionally influenced the action of many individuals was through the excessive use of peer pressure. For instance,
REVIEW OF LITRATURE A.) SUMMARY SOURCE A Although the whole book had information on the Salem witch trials. The introduction, chapter 1 and 2 and the conclusion had information regarding the research needed • Introduction: states what the Salem witch trials where and who they accused.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy is the belief that “After this, therefore because of this.” This means that since A happened, and then B happened, that A causes B. "Abigail Williams, sir... without a word nor warnin she falls to the floor... stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out.... 'Tis hard proof! I find here a poppet Goody Proctor keeps... And in the belley of the poppet a needle's stuck." (Act II, p 71), in this quote, the post hoc fallacy functions to show how people can make brash accusations from false coincidences.
In January of 1692 a series of witch trials, caused by economical stress and fear of the devil began in Salem. The Salem witch trials included executions and trials that ended in devastation and the death of several men, women, and children. Causing people to flee, the King William's War began the economic stress in Salem. With the overpopulating town the people ran out of jobs to offer and living areas. Christians and religious people believed that the devil used this time of stress to overtake their religious society.