Although Anna plans to run to Mompellion for help, she is struck to the ground and is powerless to stop the mob hanging Anys. Before she dies Anys claims to have had sex with the devil and asserts that many of the village women have done likewise. Mompellion arrives, too late, and tells the assembled villagers that the real work of the devil is what they themselves have done in killing an innocent woman. He cause them to repent their actions. Key quote: “You are a good mother, Anna Frith ...
This is when the doctor diagnosed them with malicious witchcraft (The Lesson of Trials).” This is when the girls started freaking out and blaming the other girls that were dancing with them. Then Tituba was blamed and she admitted to being a witch. Zealous ministers argued about the witchcraft proving that New England is a holy place, since the devil cared so much in it. The ministers requested that all witches be removed from
The physical appearance of the woman concluded the examination and marked them as witches, due to physical signs left by the devil such as a "wart." Ann, and her parents accused many more townspeople, typically those who were enemies of the family. The accusation sent fear to the people as villagers believed that anyone could be a witch. By the time Ann's witch hunt was over, she had accused 62 people . Tituba denied to have practiced any witchcraft and was beated by Parris to confess as he would promise her freedom.
The play by Arthur Miller, The Crucible, is full of irony, false accusations and ignorance. The townspeople of Salem are so blind to the truth that they let a group of teenage girls destroy half their town simply by making up stories and accusing others of being witches. These puritan people were so obsessed with cleansing their town of evil that they let that fear of witchcraft run their lives, this also makes it very easy for people to get what they want very easily, whether it be land or revenge, these people were corrupted. There are many conflicts throughout this story Thomas Putnam is a wealthy farmer in Salem he is also greedy, and holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam’s brother-in-law from being elected to the office of minister. He wants the riches without the work.
So not only was Beau lying and hurting Docia feelings he was also cheating on his wife. Docia was heartbroken and set out to get even with Beau. She went to a voodoo doctor to kill Beau. Magically, Docia was able to kill Beau through the doctor’s supernatural mirror. Once again, Zora Neale Hurston shows how lies and cheating in a relationship or marriage leads to death.
The town doctor pronounce the girls bewitched after examination, which sent the town into frenzy. Residents even began to accuse their neighbors of being witches to acquire their land. The first three accused women were “women with few defenders.”: Sarah Goode, a poor woman known to beg for food; Sarah Osborne, a woman known for having an affair with her indentured servant and not going to church services; and Tituba, Parris’s slave. Once the frenzy started, it did not take long for greed and jealousy to come into play. The greed of one man in particular was what fostered the trials most.
Introduction "Almost as soon as it had begun, the hysteria that swept through Puritan Massachusetts ended" (Linder - page 1). The Salem witch trials occured in 1692 and ended in 1693. Women were accused of being witches and using witchcraft to harm other people in the village. The trials began when three young girls became ill with an unknown disease. A local doctor diagnosed the girls as being possessed by the devil.
So when the proceedings of the witch trials come to town the Putnam s take that as a way to take Rebecca down. They accuse her of killing their babies be conjuring up her spirit and killing them before they come out of the womb. Unfortunately for Rebecca she fall victim to the mass hysteria in Salem, and is thrown I jail because of it. So being the good Christian she is when Judge Danforth asks her to confess she does not. Rebecca Nurse one of the kind and innocent people in the Crucible fall from power do to the happening of the Salem Witch
In Tom Walker, both Tom and his wife are constantly arguing and always trying to cheat each other. They both also tried to make deals with the devil and had no qualms about doing so. Tom became very wealthy on the misfortunes of others that sought his help. In Goodman Brown we hear of how the elders of the church whispered wanton ideas into fair maiden’s ears. We are also told how women desperate to become widows would sometimes poison their husbands, letting them find eternal sleep in their arms.
English III AP 9/30/13 The Monster in Salem In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a town where people saw the devil lurking behind every corner and the reason behind all misfortunes being the result of some sin, when the cry of witchcraft rung through the town via the lips of Abigail Williams people were more than willing to believe that the devil was alive in Salem. Although there were so many individuals in the play who contributed to the Witchcraft hysteria, Abigail Williams is the main cause of this insanity. Her selfishness, her greediness, and the willingness to do anything to stay out of trouble, causes her to become top 10 female villains in literature in history. The following essay will discuss how the evil,