Those who would admit to being a witch would go to jail, but for those who denied having interaction with the devil would have been trialed and hung, so really, anyway you put it it’s a lose-lose situation. Things like politics, religion, imaginations, and fear of people were just some of the main factors of what aided people into believing that Satan was upon the town of Salem. They believed that the humans were with devil and doing as he said which in turn gave them the power to harm others. One girl named Tituba was trying to save herself by confessing to witchcraft. She didn’t just confess but she also accused many other women about being witches and she said that they all were in the “hands of Satan”.
This play was not only recreated for entertainment purposes, but to set as an example to us of how we as people can abuse our power and have actual consequences to those decisions. It shows that we can set someone to die just to save the skin on our own backs. Actual people died, not just these characters but actual human beings lost their lives because of a group or practically an entire community of people lied. It shows that we can gang up on the weaker link and have this mob mentality like a cult. The crucible also sets the example to make history not repeat its self as it has been doing in our country lately.
People wanted him out of the church. During the Witch Trials, Parris’ teachings also revolved more around Satan and a person’s sinful ways. Lastly, the final effect of the Salem Witch Trials was that it affected many individuals personally. Reverend Parris’ reputation became so horrible, they voted him out of the church. Then, John Procter was convicted of witchcraft and hung.
Reverend Parris was thought to be a hero because he called for Reverend Hale, who reads books about solving witchcraft hysterias but instead, Hale caused more chaos and panic “They say you’ve sent to Reverend Hale of Beverly?”(103) Reverend Hale then sent for Judge Danforth and he started all the real chaos. Danforth hung many innocents. Danforth gave two choices to the accused, confess and be spared or keep dignity and be hanged. Many people were hanged because of this lose:lose
Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials were a terrible event that happened in the history of the United States of America was when innocent individuals where accused and sentenced to death for the crime of witch craft. More than 20 people were executed by hanging and one man was pressed to death by stones being stacked on his chest. In England they would burn people at the stake or throw them in a body of water with stones tied on their feet and if they swam to the top, they were a witch is they drowned, they were innocent. According to (Jess Bloomberg) the puritans were a group of people who grew away from the Church of England and worked towards religious moral and societal reform. John Calvin writings gave a rise to Protestantism and
When someone dies they are brought to the incinerator and everyone seems like nothing happened. This is a warning because in the future violence could be over used and part of life, but no one would notice because violent actions would be used everyday. Secondly, in Fahrenheit 451 violence is amusing to their society. The government wants to put on a good show for everyone to enjoy. “The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.” (Bradbury 142).
Proctor motivates to learn how the truth can still not matter if it is not what the court wants to hear causing people to be killed and put in jail. John Proctor chooses to try to hide the affair between him and Abigail Williams , which causes half of the town of Salem going to jail for witchcraft. John is talking to Mary Warren when she is talking to him about the Devil being in Salem and they must find where he is:"I
If the accused were hanged for the dishonorable sin of witchcraft, their land would be auctioned off to those who had money, instead of the family of the accused keeping ownership over the land. This is why Giles Corey did not say he had done any witchcraft. He would be pressed to death instead, and his land would stay with his family. The dark force of greed is what lead the townspeople to accuse each other. Most of the accused confessed to the crime of witchcraft out of the fear of being hanged.
While he is looking for a way to escape, the audience is all in curiosity about the breaking out. This curiosity sense makes the audience be excited about what he is going to do for getting rid of this unexplained, haunted room. Besides the fiction, a setting is a crucial element for combined genres movies. It should adapt to the genres’ basic features with decors or symbols. For example, cozy and not very lighted places give the sense of darkness and make he audience feel gloomy.
There is a lot of connections for The Crucible to the 21st century. In the 1690’s it was when the salem witch trials started up. They was blaming people for being witches and people would get hanged for it. Some even took advantage of it, they would lie if they didn 't get what they wanted from the person so they would say that person is switch and they would be hung. If someone wanted land and they couldn 't get it, they would say that they are a witch and the person would get hung.
During the witch trials, the accused were interrogated and forced to plead guilty of witchcraft or die. Most pleaded guilty just to save their life, but they were also forced to give up the names of other “witches”. Blaming others could also direct the blame from the accused to someone else, this way the accused could escape the pain and shame of being called a witch. In Cotton Mather Biography, it is stated that, “As the trials progressed, and growing numbers of person confesses to being witches.” This portrays the on going snowball effect of blaming other people of witchcraft. This is also depicted in the McCarthy hearings, for accused communists were pressured to give up the other communists.
Murdering or sentencing one to death row is not just, even if the individual is guilty of treason. By saying the individual on trial shall not live because they murdered another, this reflects back on the decision makers. It deems those making the decisions hypocrites. The court members are choosing whether one lives or dies, and if they choose the death option they are performing the exact crime the individual could be on trial for. Murder.
Retribution is mainly a punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or illegal act. For instance, if a person did wrong, that person was punished by having the same thing done to them. In the past history, people used to revenge by taking the law into their own hands and punished criminals (Alarid,Cromwell., Del & Cromwell, 2011). Deterrence is using a punishment as a threat to deter people from offending. A historical example was the execution of Rainey Bethea in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1936 after rapping and killing a 70 year old woman (Durham, 2012).
If you do not know the history, how will you know what happened to all those poor people, what made people be so cruel? You need to know the history the true meaning of everything in order to fully understand what witches or not witches went through just because people thought in their minds that they were witches. Those burned are mostly male witches of the sort described. There be half the city implicated for already professors, lawstudents, pastors, canons, vicars, and monks have here been arrested and burned. It is a book that is written to help bring out the fact that witchcraft did exist.