“Common history has painted Annand her young peers as selfish, vicious fakers who fueled the witchcraft trials out of boredom or spite. This portrait, however, is somewhat flawed as it appears that in Ann’s case at least, the parents of the afflicted must have a strong influence with the child, as did the other adult accusers. Initially, Ann was fed names by her parents and minister”(-Minerdescent). The girls that were tricked into believing that the accused were guilty were most likely convinced that this was pious and that God wanted them to accuse the innocent. Or the girls might be influenced by their religion, reverends, and ministers.
Her reason why was given after the trial. “ I did confess; but I confessed a lie. I confessed that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins. … Ever since I was condemned, my confessor has besieged me; he threatened and menaced , until I almost began to think that I was the monster that he said I was. He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.” (Shelley 94) The Crucible featured a trial in the third act where several characters accuse Abigail Williams, the main antagonist, of deceiving the court by falsely accusing people of witchcraft.
Jealousy is an ugly emotion, which provokes many human actions of destruction. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the main theme portrayed by the characters was a hate fueled by jealousy. But not everyone in The Crucible was acting out of jealousy, some genuinely thought witchcraft was real and feared it, after all witchcraft is written in the Bible. The good Puritan people of Salem, Massachusetts filled with jealousy, greed, and fear took the idea of witchcraft and used it for their own personal gain. Abigail Williams used witchcraft in her plan to replace Elizabeth Proctor and as a scapegoat, while Reverend Samuel Parris used witchcraft to protect his namesake, and Reverend John Hale used witchcraft to further build up his witch
The “A’” significance and manifestation all pertain to sin.The Scarlet Letter is a Book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that shows the true meaning of sin and guilt through another person's life in puritan society.Hester Prynne a lonely women departed from her ugly husband in england,commits infidelity or adultery with local preacher Dimmsdale and has a daughter out of the sin that was committed.To punish Hester she was forced to where a Large “A’” on her breast,to let everyone know what she has done.The Letter “A’” has different meaning to different people throughout the book.The letter “A’” takes on varied meanings in the story and manifests itself in multiple areas in objects and characters in the book. The scarlet letter on hester’s bosom stands for a varied of meanings throughout the story.In the begging of the book the scarlet letter’s significance is that it portrays Hester’s sin she committed with Dimsdale and that she was forced to where it as a punishment.Later in the strory the “A” changes from sin to Hester’s ability to overcome the sin she commited and wears the scarlet letter with pride for example in the book she makes her scarlet letter bigger.Toward the end of the book the scarlet
Samuel Parris, the examiner of Bishop, seems to shed a negative light on Bishop. Eventually, as stated in Document A, Bridget Bishop was the first witch to be hanged in the Salem Witch Trials on June 10, 1692. However, Parris happens to be the father of an “afflicted” girl that was enticed by a witch named Tituba. The one thing can be inferred from this document though is that Parris’s experience with witches most likely altered his opinion to be negative towards these people. Despite his bias, Document C supports the conclusion of family ties being the cause of the Salem Witch Trials.
His use of allegory and symbolism make Hawthorne one of the most studied writers. (https://www.biography.com/people/nathaniel-hawthorne-9331923)”. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories such as “young Goodman brown” it helps us relate to his up bring and his life living in Salem during the witch trials he expresses his feelings on them. In the short story of Nathaniel Hawthorne, he refers to himself as “Young Goodman Brown” who was once a great man who with time living in Salem now sees everyone as a sinful and bitter person because of the actions of them in the story. There are many assumptions to the story of Young Goodman Brown; some say he had a dream of walking into the dark forest and seeing everyone from his village/town at the witches sabbath and some say it happened and was not a dream.
parsonage. Even though the oppressed girls were among the main accusers during the trials, many historiographers believe the deranged girls parents, particularly Thomas Putnam and Reverend Samuel Parris, were inciting the situation with the girls and purposely influencing them to accuse certain people in the community they were not particularly fond of, to gain revenge or just out of spite. Cotton Mather was the minister of the Salem church, and truly believed in witchcraft. He had decided to investigate the unusual behavior of the children who belonged to John Goodwin, a Mason. John’s four children started complaining of sudden pains and began “…crying out together in chorus” (Silverman: 56).
In Salem, Massachusetts, Puritans were strong believers in the Bible. The Bible states, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” The Puritans beliefs led to them accusing 20 innocent people of being a witch, this resulted in their deaths in 1692. Even though the Puritans couldn’t see it at the time, their accusations were really based off jealousy, lies, and Salem being divided into two parts. One cause of the Salem witch trial hysteria was jealousy. This jealousy was created from other’s female gender, age and marital status.
“I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller 1357). This quote is said by John Proctor, a character in “The Crucible,” who is pleading to keep his name reputable when accused of witchcraft. Arthur Miller writes “The Crucible” to portray the Salem witch trials of 1692. The people of Salem have grievances in which they need a scapegoat. As a result, people begin to blame witchery on others whom they have vengeances with.
Arthur Miller based his play, The Crucible, on Salem Witch Trials, a real case that happened in the deeply religious New England region during the 1690s. The fear-of-witches is one of the most important elements that affects the characters’ actions and changes their minds due to the contentious time period that the play is set in. John Proctor is the main character in this play. His personality changes totally from the beginning to the end. Through the play, he goes from a selfish person who betrays his wife to someone who truly wants to make everything become normal and not violate his conscience.
The lying caused the witch trial hysteria.In 1692,In salem massachusetts.The puritans believed of what they read in the bible and becasue of the fales accusations twenty people died.One of them was a man and he was pressed to death.The three causes of the salem witch trails were the dividing towns,lying,and age. Another reason for the salem witch trial hysteria was the lying,acting,and Jealousy.Bridget bishop acting like she was in pain so people can believe her.she also moved in a weird way.Bridget did those movements so it can make her story more believable.Bridget bishop was intoxicated by her success people believes her.Later that same month she was hanged on the tenth of July. Also the reason for the witch trial hysteria