Essays Tagged: "Salem Witch Trial"

This is an essay relating the Red Scare of the 1950's and Arthur Miller's The Crucible

The Fear FactorThe Salem Witch Trials and the 1950's Red Scare were both the product of fear, hysteria, suspicion, and ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Relating the themes of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" to present-day society---Title: American Cultural Puritanism and 'The Crucible'

anism and The Crucible"In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the playwright creates a scene based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, yet the themes that the play conveys are still embedded in modern societ ... le," that he intended for the play to depict a common reaction of people in a situation such as the Salem Witch Trials, or the anti-Semitism era around 1952. He says that many people turn their backs ...

(3 pages) 176 1 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Salem Witch Trials, and what came of it.

ives, filled the jails with innocent people, and jaded the soul of a Massachusetts community called Salem.The idea of witchery in communities began around 1231 in England when Pope Gregory claimed the ... orcing the devil out of their souls".The final year of "witch hunting" was in 1697 when the town of Salem realized that they were killing innocent people and asked of God's forgiveness. The massacre g ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

An essay explaining how the word "crucible" is an appropriate title for this play, and how the characters are reduced to their essences and tested.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play set during thte hysteria of the Salem witch trials of 1692. The word "crucible" is defined as "a severe test" or "a container for me ... great test while attempting to purify their community. WHen faced with a conflict, the citizens of Salem begin to act on basic animal instincts, and their true colors shine through.The word "crucible ... ough.The word "crucible" is appropriate because the intention of the court was to purge the town of Salem of any evil beings, but the court only created a way for wrong-doers to go unpunished and thos ...

(1 pages) 51 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is an account of the events leading up to and during the Salem witch trails. Also added are bio's of key characters during the trails.

nge as it is, there was a time when the joke wasn't so funny. In 1692 there was an event called the Salem witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts. Nineteen men and women who were wrongly ... itchcraft were hung after a judge and jury found them guilty. The events that took place during the Salem witch trials are some of the most famous and dark times of the United States.The way the trial ...

(6 pages) 55 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch TrialsSuperstition and witchcraft resulted in many being hanged orin prison. In the seve ... orin prison. In the seventeenth century, a belief in witches andwitchcraft was almost universal. In Salem Massachusetts where thewitch trials take place many people who are suspicious is accused ofwit ... accused ofwitchcraft and hanged. Arthur Miller wrote a play called The Crucible.It is based on the Salem witch trials. The Salem witch trials changemany peoples lives and even led to death for some. ...

(2 pages) 116 3 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Book: The Crucible Author: Arthur Miller Title: The Crucible - Motives of the Young Women

aring if this isn't what John, or Elizabeth want.Clearly, the motives behind the accusations in the Salem Witch Trials are all different, yet similar. They mainly all focus around the life of the chil ...

(3 pages) 130 2 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller's The Crucible In connection to McCarthyism

occasions, but through Arthur Miller's The Crucible, we also see the parallel of the event with the Salem Witch hunts that took place years before the hearings. The connection between The Crucible and ... erson working for the communists. Because of this, people were wrongly accused and punished. In the Salem witch trials, people were also released if they revealed someone who has "made a compact with ...

(6 pages) 89 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Crucible Essay

The story The Crucible takes place during the times of the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts. This was a time of much hypocrisy in the people of the town of ... rd or saw. Although The Crucible is fictitious, the story depicts the historical information of the Salem witch trials, and blends them with fictitious characters with minds of their own to create a v ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Good and Evil Through the Eyes of Cotton Mather

similarities between Cotton Mather and his father ended. Cotton both supported and participated in Salem's witch trials while his father could not fathom his defense of such an "embarrassment." His v ... after seeing the afflictions of their community as "the signs of G-d's displeasure (496)." Women in Salem had already begun to be tried for witchcraft by the 1690's and the Native Americans continued ...

(4 pages) 67 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

American Pageant Chapter 4 IDs

sage diedHistorical Significance: The Middle Passage increased the amount of slavery in the coloniesSalem Witch Trials1. Took place between March and September of 16922. Belief in whichcraft was broug ... 3. Citizens were accused of being witches and were imprisoned or killedHistorical Significance: The Salem Witch trials spread the thought that there were witches living among the people, a thought tha ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Feminism by Minda Wu

sh, sew, and raise children. Men were dominant and were the head of the family. However, during the Salem Witch Trials, women got a taste of the power they had. Then, as each war arrived and left, wom ... ical reversal of the early colonial days.Women were the predominant accusers and accused during the Salem Witch Trials. However, these accusations seemed almost to work into the palm of Samuel Parris ...

(9 pages) 71 1 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible': In what ways does the title of the play add meaning and become reflected in the action, themes, imagery and characters Miller presents us with?

ed by the characters involved as a potent, fearsome mixture and this signifies the beginning of the Salem tragedy. It seems that from this 'brew' a more sinister force is released, or metaphorically s ... ucible.The dancing and the contents of the little pot seem to fuel the rumours, lies and tragedy of Salem. Suspicion soon engulfs the community and the little privacy that once existed suddenly shatte ...

(5 pages) 60 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Cotton Mather

nd 1701. He wrote many books such as Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits in 1693 soon after Salem Witch Trial and A History of the War with the Indians in 1676 written just after King Philip's ... y Glover, was responsible for the children's problems. Three of five judges who were sent to Salem for witch trial were Cotton"˜s friends. Mather even wrote a letter to one of the three ju ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Individual Moral Integrity In The Crucible

are Abigail, Judge Danforth, and their followers. Even though the trials were intended to end when Salem was cleansed of the alleged witchcraft, it remained the responsibility of the individual to en ... ce and political power, the acts of Abigail and her followers go unpunished. This sends the town of Salem into a whirlwind of lies. A domino effect takes its toll as accusations multiply. Abigail, in ...

(3 pages) 2250 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Definition Of Fear

roven to actually exist. Such as sorcery, witchcraft, and aliens. A great example in history is the Salem Witch Trial. So many innocent women and girls were killed because of the crazed fear of the to ... e and hear is not real, and there is no real danger to them in the movie theater. The events of the Salem Witch Trials were made into movies, one that made it big was The Crucible from a popular playw ...

(5 pages) 63 0 5.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

George Burroughs

d interesting part of our countries great and rich history this event I am referring to happened in Salem, Pa and through much of the New England states and providences. I believe it is very important ... by fabrications or sensationalists to make these accounts seem more dramatic than they were. Salem, which is a town (at this time of approximately 600 settlers) was beginning to blossoming with ...

(3 pages) 568 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Book Review : The Crucible

, as well as many others. The book The Crucible is a play set in the Puritan New England village of Salem during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. The play contains a classic example of an individual c ... ls. The play contains a classic example of an individual challenging society as a whole. During the Salem Witch Trials, there was mass hysteria throughout many of the villages in New England. There wa ...

(3 pages) 1425 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Observation of Power and Fear in John Millers - "The Crucible"

Unknown Fear, By Cole S.Absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is exactly what happens in Salem, Massachusetts 1692. Due to the ridged religious social system, fear, and mass confusion many ... ings that the government can do. The is what caused it to spread to a epidemic. When fear took over Salem it was sen into mass confusion and thus something as simple as Giles fearing what Martha,his w ...

(2 pages) 454 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hysteria's Destruction (Thematic analysis of the Crucible)

It becomes apparent in Miller's story that hysteria was the catalyst for the nineteen deaths in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. It is also important to understand that this tragic story of the past is ... oia can weaken and even destroy a society. Through his story Miller announces to the masses to keep Salem's history from repeating itself, to protest against McCarthyism, and to always denounce unjust ...

(9 pages) 28 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American