How would you feel if you knew a young lady that was hung to death because she so deseprately desired your attention. Many men went through this in salem massachusetes during 1692. I an going to tell you about the salem witch trial hysteria and the three causes of it.There are multiple logical reasons on what started the trial hysteria of 1692. Religion was a major factor people believing everything the Bible stated was only the begging . Secondly left and right there were young women desiring attention.
Karlsen'e feminist study The Devil in the Shape of a Woman (1987) deals with witchcraft trials on a larger scale: she analyzes data from both Europe and New England, establishing that the majority of the accused and executed were women and most often women over forty, past their childbearing and child-rearing years, therefore, most likely to be care-receivers than care-givers. Furthermore, she claims that those women were particularly the ones who did not fit into the typical Puritan framework of a good, obedient wife, the one who is supposed to help reinforce the male-dominated hierarchical structure of the society Unlike the above mentioned Demon's study, Karlsen maintains that the accused and executed women were predominantly held in higher esteem in the society, the ones who by exhibiting non-conformist views and employing independent judgment endangered male hegemony, and consequently, God's preordained system of order in which women, children and servants were supposed to submit to male
The colonial era was a golden age for New England women because women were fighting for political and religious rights and women had more economic and social power than women in England. Women in New England had more social power than women in England because husbands may beat his wife. “The husband also may give his wife moderate correction. But this power of correction is confined within reasonable bounds and it is a misdemeanor to beat the wife energetically” (Source 4). This says that the husbands were in charged.
These women were often rich because of what they had attained through the death of their spouses and remarriage. Women of this age usually had very tired hunched figures and bore scares from their life as working women, giving them a, by today’s standards, very witch-like look. The older women made the perfect scapegoats on which to place the failings of the society. Massachusetts law allowed for the trial of anyone suspected of witchcraft and the juries, being Puritan, were very easy to convince. False testimony also played a big part in the trials, with young men and women coming up with stories of witchcraft and other such heinous crimes.
The townspeople accused her of bewitching the girls. The girls, intrigued by the excitement they could stir up, backed these accusations, and also accused some other women, men, and even dogs of witchcraft. These people were put on trial, and most were sentenced to death with little or no evidence. In total, over 20 people were
Dr. Paulina Bounds Paper 1 September 12, 2011 Marrion Kalafut You will be Judged. “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matt. 7:5). In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Revelation” readers follow the thoughts and actions of a Mrs. Ruby Turpin, who prides herself on judging others and who struggles with the concept of equality before God. Mrs. Turpin’s judgmental attitude creates tension between herself and others.
Angela Merici established the first women’s religious order mainly concerned with young girls. - It was believed that women were weak, and therefore easily susceptible to the devil’s advances. These “witches” were shunned and executed. -Between 100,000 and 200,000 women were tried for witchcraft and between 40,000 and 60,000 were killed. -Martin Luther had a strong opinion of women regarding their limited purpose in society.
She also makes an allusion to Ecclesiastes in the Bible, “Adieu, Adieu, all’s vanity,” (L 36) which is saying that the all things of the world are temporary. These two allusions to the bible also show that Bradstreet was Puritan. Anne Bradstreet also uses inverted syntax in the poem “Upon the Burning of our House”. She does so in order to prove God’s way with the world, and how temporary he makes it. In the poem, Bradstreet writes, “I, starting up, the light did spy/ And to my God my heart did cry,” (L 7-8) in order to show the disorganization of her life as the fire consumed her house.
Due to frustration from male oppression, clubs and the feminist movement, and the counterrevolutionaries, women showed how they were willing and capable of going to all magnitudes to reach their goal of gaining equality to man. Up until the Enlightenment, which spanned portions of the 17th and 18th centuries, women throughout Europe had limited rights. Men expected women to be charming, well-dressed, and pleasing to the eye in order to represent the social status of her father or husband. Mary Wollstonecraft says, “The conduct and manners of women, in fact, evidently prove that their minds are not in a healthy state; for, like the flowers which are planted in too rich a soil, strength and usefulness are sacrificed to beauty” (Wollstonecraft, 171). Whether they were aristocrats, bourgeoisie, or peasants, Frenchwomen’s main job was to take care of domestic needs.
Literary criticism: ADH Critique Henrik Isben is one of the more well-known early drama writers and is an individual who has been studied for his excelling playwrights. The prime example being A Doll’s House and its wide array of controversial issues. One of those issues primarily being the lower treatment of women as a group instead of as individuals. He, as a writer, shines the spotlight on these issues with full intent to inform and not to reform. Isben wants to highlight how crude not having equality for women is, especially when a portion of them are smarter than a portion of the opposite gender and vice versa.