4. Some students will say that Hale does believe Elizabeth Proctor is a witch because he is an authority on witchcraft, and he believes that the evidence proves that witchcraft does exist in Salem (lines 470-473). Also, he is truly shocked when Elizabeth says she does not believe in witches (lines 649-654). Other students may say that Hale does not
Furthermore, only women are accused of witchcraft. Although they are a very communal society, they are very frugal. This leads to the superstition to the overwhelming penchant of witch craft. Religious Environment: They are a highly religious community, in which their government is a theocracy, in which is ruled by the Puritans and the church. Previous action: The previous action of Act 2, which is the closing of Act 1, is Abigail and Betty in feverish ecstasy, since others believe their ridiculous stories.
“witch accusations” Many missionaries are working at a mission field where “witchcraft” is involved. And generally missionaries do not know how to deal with witchcraft. Most missionaries ignore it or regard it as satanic power. Aftertimes they are afraid of involving themselves with witchcraft. So I would like to give a workshop for my young missionary colleagues as I have learned in the seminary course I took on “popular religions” where readings and lectures discussed witch accusations.
Though the accused witches were not strictly female, the accused were predominantly women and more specifically older women, older women were seen as more fragile and impressionable so the devil could convince them to do his dirty work quiet easily.POV Two Dominican monks, Kramer and Sprenger, wrote a handbook used to identify witches by the Inquisition. In this book they explained that women are more credulous and carnal then men so they are more often found to be the devil’s workers. They think they know what they know because they are men and view women as a weaker sex. They are biased against women and are clearly sexist as they chose to blame women for being
Another reason their relationship is dangerous is that if John Procter were to prosecute against Abigail Williams saying that she is in fact a witch, Abigail Williams could very easily tell the entire town that she and Procter have been having an affair to get revenge on him. It wouldn’t really affect her too much, but on the contrary, it would ruin his reputation in the town and his relationship with his wife. Later in Act I, Abigail is being “interrogated” by Reverend Hale and she claims “I never sold myself! I’m a good girl! I’m a proper girl!” (Miller 40) in this statement, Abigail is defending herself that she never sold herself to the devil.
“Tony” learns from Ultima that there are powers in the world that are very different from what the Catholic religion believes. He soon finds that Catholicism is not the only religion out there and that there are many strange and different things in the world. He helps Ultima perform a healing that saves his Uncle Lucas’s life, who had been bewitched by the Trementina sisters, who were witches. Later, he witnessed another healing performed by Ultima and begins to understand the world differently. He learns to overcome his fears, especially his fear of change.
Miller argues that Salem’s teachings to the people amongst one another was wrong doing with the fact that few people such as Abigail saw them as too drastic or immorally wrong. Abigail’s hatred for Salem led to an eventual downfall of the town as it came to witchcraft. Another example of religious criticism
Many people were also accusing Ultima of being a witch since she didn’t use the power of the lord to cure people and instead used “magic” to do her bidding In Bless Me, Ultima, Ultima was pushed away from the people in the town because many believed she was a witch. They were merely mislead by others thinking that she used her powers for evil when she actually was at peace with the earth, maintained a religious catholic image by attending masses and praying, and using her herbs to cure the people of the curses placed by witches. The first day she made her appearance at church, people expressed their opinions in whispers. Some said “es una mujer que no ha pecado” (pg 33), she is a women who hasn’t sinned; one even called her a “hechicera, bruja (pg 33), a sorcerer or witch. Even after she cured Lucas of the curse the witches put on him, people were still skeptical saying “Hechicera, Bruja” (pg 104).
Example of Jean Bodin shows that even learned people believed in witches.“Now, if there is any means to appease the wrath of God, to gain his blessing, to strike awe into some by the punishment of others, to preserve some from being infected by others, to diminish the number of evil-doers… and to punish the most detestable crimes of which the human mind can conceive, it is to punish with the utmost rigor the witches…. Now it is not in the power of princes to pardon a crime which the law of God punishes with the penalty of death-such are the crimes of witches.” Witch Hunting: What is Witch Hunting? Began in Mid-1500s Witch-hunting is a search for witches or any type of evidence of witchcraft. This often involved moral panic and mass hysteria.
Initially, Macbeth does not find reason in the Sisters’ fortune, but their prophecies mystify him, and he wants to hear more. The Sisters say, “All hail, Macbeth: hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!” (1.3.51). Macbeth cannot believe the Witches call him the Thane of Cawdor because the title belongs