Critical Analysis How many people in the world have lied before? Lying is something everyone has done whether they admit to it or not. In the play the Crucible written by Arthur Miller it is based intolerably on lies. It is about a group of girls in Salem, Massachusetts who were caught dancing in the woods. Talks about witches were then brought up and the girls began falsely accusing people of being witches.
Tituba was questioned and she mentioned witch conspiracies in Salem. Another month passed and the girls tried to blame Martha Corey. Even as Martha were at a high level of the puritan community, they just believed that Satan dug that far in to Salem. Through the year, several people were executed by fault of being witches, even if they were innocent. By winter, the accusations stopped and 24 people had been killed in the process of the witch trials.
Myth-busting: Ergot Poisoning The years 1691 to 1692 mark an important date in Salem Massachusetts. A small village on the North coast of Massachusetts, Salem became notorious for their injustice and cruelty of their Witch Hunts, in which over 20 people, men and women, were executed in half a year. Surrounded by Religious Paranoia and uncertainty in their newfound community, people began looking at practices of the Devil as a scapegoat for unusual happenings. Believed to have been works of the devil for centuries, this idea has been rebuked in recent times, as a study in 1976 strongly suggested the effects of Rye Ergot Poisoning to be the main force behind the Witch trials. The main cause behind the Salem witch trials can be said to be Ergot Poisoning, also known as Ergotism, where a victim would fall to severe Muscle Spasms and the effects of a modern day LSD.
In a small place called Salem Village, Massachusetts, over 200 people were accused of being witches and 20 people were executed, 1 being pressed to death. One woman, a woman who dared to do the impossible, a woman who dared to challenge the government, a woman by the name of Mary Dyer, was executed for practicing her religion which was declared illegal by the Puritan church. Why? It was because of suffocating grasp, the theocratic government, or the Puritan Church, had over the people. It all would have been different if the Puritan society was introduced to a document, we, as citizens of the United States, are so fortunate to have, which is called the Constitution, but more specifically, if they were introduced to the establishment clause.
The Salem Witch Trials, with lies, manipulation and so much more. Abigail should be held responsible for the imprisonment and execution of innocent people. Abigail was spreading rumors and messing with bad spirits, also lying about Elizabeth haunting her during trial. At the beggining of the story, she spreads rumors of the so called bewitchment instead of denying it and saying that all they did was run into the woods. The religious people in town started hearing more rumors.
There are several incidences in history when someone was accused of witchcraft. Maybe they didn’t have anything to do with witchcraft but if someone said it, everyone believed them. Some many people’s lives were taken because of something they didn’t do not had a part in. From June – September 1692, 19 men and women have been convicted of witchcraft. They were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village for hanging.
Salem witch testing The year 1692 is when madness broke out in a small village called Salem. This disaster started when a group of young girls displayed unusual behavior. This group of girls claimed to be possessed and when asked who controlled their behavior the girls replied with the name of a slave. This led the village to accuse women of witchcraft. The small community then began to pray and fast to rid their town of the Devil’s influence.
Salem witchcraft trials started in New England and caused a lot of deaths and hysteria for the people of Salem, Massachusetts. Innocent women and men were hung just for being accused by their fellow friends and neighbors. Witchcraft in the 17th century was a big taboo that people feared. It started when a couple of girls from Salem encountered an African woman slave who knew about sorcery and fortune. After a few days, people noticed that they seemed different.
The Salem Witch Trials began in the spring of 1692. It began whenever two young women in Salem Village, Massachusetts started acting very strangely out of nowhere. Betty Paris and Abagail Williams screamed and threw fits making accusations that they could see and be controlled by spirits of the devil. A frenzy spread through Salem Village through the colonial Massachusetts whenever the two young women accused people in the town of witchcraft. They claimed that had seen these other people in visions performing the devils work.
In The Crucible why were people blaming one another? The Crucible by Arthur Miller, talks about people blaming each other for using witchcraft. Everyone in the town was getting accused by the people and they would have them in trial and ask them questions. In the Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the characters of Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams can be compared and contrasted through love, witchcraft, and Family. First of all, love in The Crucible, between Abigail Williams, and Elizabeth Proctor was interesting because John Proctor was married to Elizabeth Proctor.
In January 1692 in the city of Salem, Massachusetts a mass hysteria broke out. Eight girls began showing signs of a strange and unknown illness, with symptoms of delirium, impaired speech, convulsions, and screaming. The villagers wanted an explanation, so the doctor diagnosed the girls with bewitchment. Soon, accusations were being thrown out left and right. This lead to over 150 citizens accused of witchcraft, then sent to jail.
In the year 1692 the famous Salem Witch Trials occurred in Salem Massachusetts. The scare of witchcraft began with a small group of teenage girls, who claimed to be possessed by the devil. They believed that people’s spirits would come after them, and try to torment them. Hysteria broke out among the people in the town of Salem, and other parts of Massachusetts. Trials occurred for months to scrutinize who was considered a “witch” in the eyes of the judges and teenage girls.
Nineteen accused witches were convicted and hanged on Gallows Hill in 1692. One accused witch was crushed to death after he failed to plead guilty or not guilty. As many as thirteen other accused witches died in prison. During this time, the people in Salem feared that the Devil was trying to demolish their beliefs of Christianity. In addition to their fear of the Devil, the people