Essays Tagged: "accusations"

Democracy in Ancient Greece

were aristocrats lead the government and had supreme control over all of the verdicts and criminal accusations in Athens. Problems arose when aristocrats become jealous of one another and rivalries e ...

(3 pages) 130 1 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


nder heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft. Dozens languished in jail for months without trials. Then, almost as soon ... ions, congregational strife, teenage boredom, and personal jealousies can account for the spiraling accusations, trials, and executions that occurred in the spring and summer of 1692.In 1688, John Put ...

(12 pages) 211 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality


y next morning. Thecourt officials send Elizabeth in to convince John to confess in writing thatthe accusations against him are true and that the verdict is just. The conversation that takes pl ... essing, hewill mar the memory of the many who have thus far been killed withoutconfirming the false accusations. These dead would not sign their namesfalsely just to spare their own life. How could Pr ...

(2 pages) 75 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Witchcraft Hysteria in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

nary was accused of being a witch and then the accuse would actually beforgiven if the blamed their accusations on another individual. This was themain idea of a play entitled, The Crucible by Arthur ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

t honest people in the town like John and Elizabeth Proctor, and Rebecca Nurse who cannot fight the accusations made against them by those following Abigail. Those following Abigail are considered to ...

(6 pages) 109 1 3.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Jonathan Swift: Misguided and Incorrect Criticisms

savage, merciless attacks on the foibles of mankind have led more than one critic to level negative accusations against him. His beliefs have led to allegations of heresy, an anti-government attitude ... invidious assaults on sin have led to cries of egotist, misanthrope and sadist. Every one of these accusations is false. Jonathan Swift's critics are misguided and incorrect in their attacks on his b ...

(9 pages) 151 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Evil of Fear in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

iewed upon by the Puritans as the work of the devil. As the hysteria builds momentum, more and more accusations radiate. Reverend Hale, a well known expert on witches, is brought into Salem to 'cleans ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Write an essay accounting for the difference in Othello's responses to the challenges of Brabantio's and Iago's attacks on his Person and marriage to Desdemona

ack as he had ample time to think about the ways in which he can defend himself against Brabantio's accusations. When Brabantio comes to Othello with his charges, Othello is able to deal with the char ... tter how absurd Brabantio may sound to him. Othello responds calmly and respectfully to Brabantio's accusations by telling both Brabantio and the Duke of how Desdemona and him had fallen in love:She l ...

(4 pages) 131 0 4.8 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Superstitions of the dark ages"

go in the Dark Ages, there were many superstitions. There were the myths of health and hygiene. The accusations made of witchcraft. Also all the tales of black cats, angels, mermaids, vampires, and ma ... rsecuted in brutal ways. Thousands if not millions of innocent peoples died because of these stupid accusations. The church thought these supposed witches would directly threaten the churches doctrine ...

(2 pages) 66 0 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Essay discusses themes, plot, and symbolism.

The Scarlet Letter is set in the colonial time period in Boston, Massachusetts when accusations of trivial crimes and dull felonies were high. But not all were for nothing. In Nathanie ...

(5 pages) 92 1 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Salem Witch Trials-Report on the Salem Witch Trials describes events, people, theories, insight into the Puritan religion, and results of the trials. A bibliography is included.

. Prior to the Salem witch-hunts, which occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, there were other accusations of witchcraft in the New England colonies.Most people accused of witchcraft were women. ... s eighty years old. Even though he resolutely told that he was not a witch the girls and their wild accusations sealed his fate. By the end of May 1692, two hundred people were jailed for witchcraft b ...

(10 pages) 226 4 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Critical Issue Analysis Does Blowing the Whistle Violate Company Loyalty?

Sissela Bok asserts that although blowing the whistle is often justified, it does involve dissent, accusations, and a breach of loyalty to the employer. But on the other hand, Robert A. Larmer, an as ...

(6 pages) 429 2 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Book Report of "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller

that time, people are filled with hysteria and phobias of witchcraft, which soon led to ridiculous accusations of innocent people. The main instigator of the story is Abigail Williams, a teenage girl ... people with bad reputation, then moves on to accusing more well-known members of society. Soon, the accusations got out of hand, everyone started accusing everyone else of witchcraft based on abstract ...

(4 pages) 104 2 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Switzerland during WW II

n Switzerland during the World War II.For a long time there has been a lot of questioning, a lot of accusations and controversy about several issues that resulted from the Switzerland's decisions to s ...

(6 pages) 69 1 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Why John Proctor is the fair and noble character in the book "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

r - the fair and noble characterThe novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller is about witchcraft and the accusations of witches in Salem, Massachusetts. One of the main characters in the story, which happe ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay describes the importance of characters in the Novel Beowulf. It also describes the importance of foils in the writing of a story.

ving, made him sick with envy..." (35), after this Beowulf would go on to disprove all of Unferth's accusations. This shows that Unferth was made to say something childish for the purpose of Beowulf d ...

(2 pages) 36 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An examination of Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Capitulation of Othello through imagery and language.

ng the white ewe that was Desdemona, however early in the play Othello effectively counteracts such accusations that he is bestial, through his own imagery. His language is exotic and extraordinary in ...

(3 pages) 71 0 2.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

For Imposing Taxes on us Without our Consent.

een very difficult to justify independence. Today and during the time of the revolution many of the accusations seemed rather weak and unsupported. However there were some that were considered by all ...

(3 pages) 59 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Salem Witch Trials", heavily citing examples from "The Crucible".

e, and didn't end until nearly a year afterwards. However, turmoil had been present long before any accusations of witchcraft arose. Much of the trouble is believed to have started with the hiring and ... , Sarah Osbourne died of natural causes.Even though three women had already been found guilty, more accusations continued to develop in Salem Village. It is believed many of the later accusations were ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

Boo Radley is one of the novel's "mockingbirds," a good person injured by the evil of mankind. Many accusations were claimed about him even though they were untrue. Just because he didn't leave his ho ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee