The lies that are told shifts the belief of who knows witchcraft,(comma?) and Abigail Williams uses those lies to gain influence over other people. Two of the people who Abigail has the greatest influence over are Elizabeth Proctor and Tituba. The first person who Abigail has the greatest influence over is Elizabeth Proctor. One reason why Abigail has great influence
just like today, kids will follow along with their peers or parents. “And Lewis said it was all the fault of Martha Cory, the very same Gospel Woman that Ann had already accused. Like Ann, Lewis claimed that she saw Martha Cory’s spirit roasting a spectral man on a spit inside her fireplace”(Schanzer 45). If one person became afraid of another because they were seen doing strange things or wearing strange vestments, then they might convince others that the person is an imp or a witch/wizard. “Common history has painted Annand her young peers as selfish, vicious fakers who fueled the witchcraft trials out of boredom or spite.
Witches are essential figures in the play of Macbeth. The three witches and Hecate (The Queen Witch), present a menacing aspect and develop a strong connection to the audience of Shakespeare since utmost did believe in Witches and magic at the time. Yes, it may oppose some religions that oppose magic and witches', but the witches’ develop a strong connection to the audience. Symbols of fate, temptation, evil and the supernatural, creates an intriguing atmosphere, and the weird
When Someone You Love is Wiccan by Carl McColman is written in question and answer format for the purpose of educating spouses, family members, and friends of witches about the practice of Witchcraft. It answers the most popular questions and dispels the most popular misconceptions about the religion. Paganism, nature spirituality, Goddess spirituality, and Wicca are all names to describe the same religion. While they all describe the same overarching religion, they each have small differences- much like the denominations of a church. Wiccans like to call themselves a new religion, but they do draw their inspiration from Witchcraft.
The Crucible, published in 1953 by Arthur Miller is a very popular book written about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. While most people use the book to study the Witch Trials, with closer examination it is easy to conclude that it is a direct allegory to the Red Scare and the McCarthy era of 1950s America. An allegory is an extended metaphor in which the characters or objects in the story represent an outside meaning. The Crucible is an allegory to the Red Scare and the McCarthy era drastically by its plot, characters, and the flow and outcome of the court trials. To begin with, The Crucible is an allegory because the plot of the book closely resembles the events that occurred during the Red Scare.
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.
Montag seems horrified that Clarisse would ask him a question with such an obvious answer, but the truth is Montag is really curious as to what lies within these forbidden books. Montag wonders what makes people do it? Why would someone risk their life for some pieces of paper sewn together? It marvels Montag that a woman would rather die than part from her cherished books. “The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all and struck the kitchen house against the railing” (Bradbury, 40).
One of the many themes in The Crucible is mass hysteria. The witch trials are occurring because everyone in Salem is alarmed by the thought of Satan being among them. Miller uses mass hysteria in the book to show how simple it is to create disruption among a society. The theme is important because it “warns us of the dangers of reacting blindly because we are afraid of something” (enotes.com). When the judge asks Mary Warren to faint and she can’t, she says, “I heard the other girls screaming, and you, Your Honor, you seemed to believe them… but then the whole world cried spirits… I only thought I saw them but I did not.” Mary was alone the second time she went to court and that was why she could not faint.
When condemned for sinning Mrs. Putnam states, “‘for how else is she struck dumb now except some power of darkness,’” which exemplifies her belief -- an evil force is to blame for her babies’ deaths (Miller 12). Mr. Walcott, a humble farmer, is also suspicious of why his pigs have a low life expectancy. Instead of evaluating how he cares for the pigs and whether he cares for them properly, Walcott accuses Martha Corey of being a witch who kills the pigs to promote her own business. Both Mrs. Putnam and Mr. Walcott blame their own misfortunes on supernatural causes rather than their own faults; This fever in Salem to allege the presence of witchcraft leads to people’s desires to coerce others into declaring the presence of the
Girls! Why do you-?" (Miller 521) Danforth in the quote is petrified with fear from witchcraft and has no clue what is going on. Now he believes Abigail completely and this furthermore explains why he is unjust and only a puppet for Abigail's evil