What Are The Effects Of Escaping Salem

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Escaping Salem
In the history of America, Salem witch hunt of 1692 was among the most famous events. The number of individuals accused of witchcraft as well as those executed for the same crime exceeded the total number of those in New England across the whole seventeenth-century. Individuals who struggled to live though the condition were later improved from the beginning of the colonies.
Women in particular, had a hard time to fit in the society as they were seen to be inferior compared to men. They were associated with witchcraft and all negative activities in the society. During the colonial period of New England, women learnt to silence their voices as they were expected to maintain their proper role of time. A woman would be at a high risk of being associated with witchcraft if she went against a man's though (Godbeer, 2004). Religious leaders also considered women to be weaker and thus associated them with witchcraft. …show more content…

Kate Branch had developed strange visions and blood-chilling yelps of pain and frights (2004). The two victims were put on trial for conducting witchcraft. The people of Stamford were confused since no one knew whether the visions and pain that Kate Branch had were natural or supernatural. Witchcraft was a serious crime in Stamford since its sentence was death. The only challenge was how to present the witchcraft evidence to the court. After Mercy Disborough and Elizabeth Clawson were accused of bewitching Kate, men especially Daniel wanted them to be hanged for practicing witchcraft. This brought an argument between men and women to an extent of men accusing women of cursing children, livestock or themselves by witchcraft. The reason behind women being accused of witchcraft was that they had gone against men point of

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