Essays Tagged: "Salem"

A character analysis of Reverend Hale in "The Crucible."

and changes from naively believing completely in witchcraft, to losing all faith in the religion of Salem and deciding that earthly life is superlative and worth lying for.At first, Reverend Hale's ch ... d his whole life to the Puritan religion and learning about witches and witchcraft. In this call to Salem he sees his first opportunity to put his knowledge and dedication to work. When introducing hi ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character analysis of Reverend Parris from the novel "The Crucible".

If it were not for the self-seeking nature present in Salem, the infamous witch trials of 1692 would not have taken place. Most villagers were interested ... . One such character is Reverend Parris from the historical play The Crucible, which concerns these Salem witch trials. He is only interested in his good name. In the beginning of the play, this conce ... m to others.Reverend Parris' only concern is the preservation of his good status within the town of Salem. When he discovers his own daughter, Betty, and niece, Abigail Williams, dancing secretly in t ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Born For Liberty" A History of Women in America by Sara M. Evans.

ioned in the introduction part of the book when it says: " The most extreme example is the women of Salem, Massachusetts; as accused witches, accusers, and witnesses, these women held an entire colony ...

(2 pages) 77 3 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Changing Characters in "The Crucible"

ing most directly applies to the Crucible and especially to some of its characters. The citizens of Salem are influenced by a witch scare into accusing their neighbors of witchcraft. For most characte ... anges in their lives.In the beginning of the play, John Proctor is a strong-willed respected man in Salem. In his presence "a fool felt his foolishness instantly" (pg. 20), showing the power that he h ...

(4 pages) 28 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Comparison of Arthur Miller's Play The Crucible, and Edna St. Vincent's poem Justice denied in Massachusetts.

eir power resulting in a lack of justice. In addition, Justice failed to protect the individuals of Salem and instead was blinded by their personal jealousies, vengeance, fear, and greed. Similarly, i ... ce, color, and background.In The Crucible justice failed to protect the innocent, as individuals of Salem used the witch trials to make wild accusations against their neighbors for their own personal ...

(3 pages) 21 1 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur Miller's Rationale Behind the Writing of "The Crucible."

theaters all around the world to this day. But why did Miller choose to base his play script on the Salem witch trials, an event that happened almost three-hundred years before his time. It is most de ... because he was afraid of being acknowledged as a clandestine communist. Instead, writing about the Salem witch trials gave him the ability to portray his point of view of the hunt for reds without di ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Changing Characters in "The Crucible", by Arthur Miller.

In Salem, Massachusetts, witch trials begins to erupt as allegations are made on typical rivals. Arthur ... is a minister. Hale also speaks up as if he is completely confident in his theory of how people in Salem have been communicating with the Devil and how the trials are necessary. Reverend Hale begins ... his insolence and undertakes a different point of view; into the eyes of the accused inhabitants of Salem. This reverend introduced as an incompetent minister finally confesses of his mistake, falsely ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analyzing the character of Reverend Hale: "The Crucible"

r Hale played a crucial part in starting the witch trials and initiating the madness in the town of Salem.Though, he was the one who accused the girls of being witches and trying to get their testimon ...

(1 pages) 13 0 2.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What caused the Salems Witch Trials?

People have been debating on a justifiable answer to the start of the Salem Witch Trials. Whether it was the accusations that got the colonist excited or deeper explanati ... eper explanations such as economic problems. Here is one point that illustrates the uprising of the Salem Witch Trials.The main reason why the society started to accuse woman, was because they viewed ... thy and accused were also put up for trial.Another reason that might have ignited the hatred around Salem was the economic status of the colonist. The accusers were mostly resided in the poorer side o ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Comparison of Salem Witch Trials in "The Crucible" by Author Miller to McCarthyism in the 1950s in America

ca erupts into mass hysteria because of the ranting of some crazy people. In the 1600's, we had the Salem witch trials, and as described in the book, "The Crucible", a group of girls falsely accuse th ... officials, of being communist, thus scarring their careers. The McCarthy hearing are similar to the Salem witch hunt because the accuser exaggerates and fabricates evidence, the accused are used as sc ...

(4 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Causes of the Salem Witch Trials (DBQ)

reality for hundreds of New England settlers. The causes of the famous outbreak of witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts are rooted in social, economic, and political aspects of the late 17th century ... consequences of these tensions included the execution of hundreds of innocent civilians during the Salem witch trials. Accusations of witchcraft often targeted widowed, middle-aged women with few chi ...

(5 pages) 61 0 4.3 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Comparison between McCarthyism and Salem Witch Trials

Potent similarities of different patterns and genres are found between the Salem witch trials and McCarthyism even though there was a significant period of time that separated ... trials and McCarthyism even though there was a significant period of time that separated them. The Salem witch trials began in 1692 and caused panic, confusion, and disorder as a result of witchcraft ... gan in 1692 and caused panic, confusion, and disorder as a result of witchcraft accusations in both Salem Village and Salem Town, Massachusetts. McCarthyism, which was presided over by J., Parnell Tho ...

(3 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The Crucible

urageous character. He influences Reverend Hale so much that Hale completely changes his mind about Salem, the court, and witches.Reverend Hale enters Salem as a very strong character that knows what ... very sure of himself. "They must be, they are weighted with authority" (p. 36). When he arrives in Salem, he is absolutely sure of witchcraft. "The devil is precise-the marks of his presence are as d ...

(3 pages) 486 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Crucible

The Crucible I think that Abigail is the reason that the Salem witch trials happened. I think that all of the girls in Salem were lying about seeing the devi ... r and that made here go back with the other girls and against John Proctor. I think that the Salem witch trials would never have happened if it weren't for Abigail. She wanted to do anything so ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book Report

all of this havoc needs to come to a halt. This is insane there is no one possessed by the devil in Salem. Are all of those confessions not lie's. Are all of those deaths really needed"¦ Elizab ... htly but his good name. What will it come too. What if this nonsense doesn't stop. Will everyone in Salem be accused?? John Procter: I don't know Elizabeth. We shall arrange a meeting at the church fo ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The crucible 2

"The crucible" In the novel "The Crucible" I believe is the strongest force in Salem. The emphasis of my essay is to make you (the reader) agree with my sentiments. I will do so t ... nd she knew how to use her power and began to kill innocent people. Abigal is the cause of chaos in Salem and all for one man, which she killed. In recurrence Abigal Williams knew how to use he ... e which thought of her as a slut then well she wanted to kill everyone who " blackened" her name in Salem, but the truth is that she blackened her own name. Because she killed so many innocent people ...

(3 pages) 635 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The crucible 3

In Miller's, The Crucible, he describes a New England town in the midst of Salem witch-hunt hysteria during the late 1600's. His play not only recounts the historic events but ... and relate it to our world today.To understand the implications of Mr. Miller when he discusses the Salem witchcraft trials as having an impact on our society, one must first completely understand the ... haps it was that their faith in God was wavered, perhaps all of the above; but for whatever reason, Salem was destroyed for these implications, and New England's stability as a whole was severely in j ...

(4 pages) 449 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Abigial rejects authority, she shares the secret affair with Proctor,

le she is at it she is going to get her lost lover back. She is the antagonist, so far, in the play.Salem is filled with devious thing that are covered with a good repetitions. In Salem that all you n ... ter how unimportant it is believed to be, will always come out and acts of rebellion will occur. In Salem, There are people that want to go out side and see what are in the forbidden forest, or who wa ...

(1 pages) 334 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho summarize the alchemist

ersonal legend. The conflict arises when Santiago meets, Melchizedek, who calls himself the king of Salem and who the author characterizes as a “servant of God.” When they meet, Melchizedek ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

How and did the American colonies in New England develop differently from those in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern states?

towns and villages. The villages revolved around the church and people were very involved. Life in Salem , Massachusetts was very different from life in Jamestown . The Salem witch trials began in Fe ... d eventually 350 women in New England had been convicted of witchcraft. 185 of those women lived in Salem . The rivalry between Salem Town and Salem Village might have also been a factor in the witch ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History