Essays Tagged: "Salem Massachusetts"

The Crucible

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a play about the Salem Witch Trials, in Salem, Massachusetts, in the year 1692. In this play, the characters are obse ... cuted. The easiest evils to explain are obsession, lying, and manipulation.The biggest obsession in Salem is purity in the lives of the people. Reverend Parris for example, questions his niece Abigail ... not sit so close to something soiled. What signified that remark?" (Act 1, Page 12). The people of Salem are obsessed with preserving the perceived cleanliness of their souls, and that if you do one ...

(4 pages) 128 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Witchcraft Hysteria in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

The Witchcraft Hysteria^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existedin a society of strong Christian beliefs. An ... nocent people who were accused and automatically found guilty.I believe, in many ways the people of Salem were responsible for the witchhysteria.The person with the most influence was the character, A ... en as serious as they did oreven started.John Proctor was another catalyst to the witch hysteria in Salem.John Proctor has an affair with Abigail, but he and his wife do make up andget along well. Joh ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Hester, What a Change! Refers to character in Hawthorne's "Scarlet letter".

was greatly interested by the Puritans. This 19th-century American novelist, was born on July 4, in Salem, Massachusetts, and died May 11, 1864. He was the first American writer to apply artistic judg ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne's ideas and views

y outlook on life.        Hawthorne, a descendant of a puritan family, was born in Salem,Massachusetts. Some of his ancestors included a judge known for the harshpersecution of ... known for the harshpersecution of Quakers, and another judge who played an important role in the Salemwitchcraft trials. Hawthorne's attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he tracedt ...

(3 pages) 162 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

.I. Introduction:The play is based on the real life witch hunts that occurred in the late 1600's in Salem, Massachusetts. It shows the people's fear of what they felt was the Devil's work and shows ho ...

(6 pages) 109 1 3.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Devil's Shadow" by Clifford Lindsey Alderman

lderman took place in the late seventeenth century from 1692-1693. This is the time period that the Salem Witch Trials took place. The main plot of the story rested on the events leading up to the Sal ... he trials were discussed in the story.Place Setting: Most of the action in this story took place in Salem, Massachusetts. This was the birthplace of the witchcraft hysteria and it was also the actual ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Crucible, THe affects of peer pressure from one to another.

great example of people and their struggle with peer pressure. The play takes place in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, a small puritan community based on a very harsh system of truthfulness. When R ... d town speaking of witchcraft. These witchcraft rumors finally create the ultimate black cloud over Salem, affecting everyone beneath it.After the girls are caught dancing in the woods, the rumors of ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible, By Arthur Miller.

stian town falls down around him, and all faith in God is lost.The Crucible is set back in 1692, in Salem Massachusetts. As a strictly puritan society, the people of Salem had been held under tough au ... ls dancing in the woods and conjuring spirits, the villagers believed that the devil was walking in Salem. When the group of girls who had been dancing in the woods were questioned about their actions ...

(6 pages) 121 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay written about the hero of the play, The Crucible.

by Arthur Miller in 1953. The play depicts the story of the witch-hunts and trials that happened in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. He compares the trials to his time in which politicians were being acc ...

(2 pages) 25 0 2.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.

Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692The Salem Witchcraft Trials took place in the village of Salem, Massa ... tacking commerce, and smallpox was raging. In addition, the ingrown irritations of a small village, Salem, where ownership of land and boundaries were in dispute, increased the tensions. To men and wo ... Barker, added politics to religious heresay, the Puritans believed him: "The design was to destroy Salem village, and to begin at the Minster's house, and to destroy the Church of God and to set up S ...

(11 pages) 111 0 2.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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.

The Salem Witch TrialsSimilar to England and the rest of Europe, craze broke out in the North American c ... owns of England. It was part of the settler's culture to suspect people of witchcraft. Prior to the Salem witch-hunts, which occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, there were other accusations of ... ent financially or religiously was seen to be a threat to others and therefore labelled a witch.The Salem Village witchcraft outbreak was one of the last outbreaks of witchcraft hysteria and was the l ...

(10 pages) 226 4 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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

racterThe 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 happens in the spring of 1692, ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Meaning of Truth and Judgement. Following the book, The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

ength in numbers is a key factor in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. What the townspeople of Salem said, always went. There is no arguing and no deciding. If someone was accused or judged as be ... ubstantial proof (Encarta Encyclopedia, p 207). Biased opinions were put out throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts back in the late 1600's during the witch scare. Opinions and judgments, not the ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salem Witch Trials of 1692 What really happened?

What do we know about the "Salem Witch Trials"? All we know is what has been written. Between 1682 and 1693, several towns' peo ... tchcraft.I want to take you through the events that caused such hysteria among the small village in Salem, Massachusetts. To understand the events of the Salem witch trials, it is necessary to examine ... sses of 17th century life in Massachusetts Bay Colony. A strong belief in the devil, factions among Salem village fanatics and rivalry with nearby Salem Town. A recent small pox epidemic and the threa ...

(3 pages) 88 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

gained very little recognition during his lifetime.Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, to a family that had been prominent in the area since colonial times. Hawthorn ...

(4 pages) 143 2 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Name Game - Analysis of the power of name in the play "The Crucible" much evidence and support

tory was much different than the society that we live in, day in, day out. The social structure of Salem, Massachusetts is built on two broad structures, core values and a strong religious affiliatio ...

(3 pages) 92 4 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Scarlet Letter.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, a critically acclaimed American writer of the 19th century, was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. The novelist's book, The Scarlet Letter, is supposedly his best work, ... lates to his own personal sense of shame about his ancestor's persecuting roles in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials. By indirectly dealing with his sense of guilt through fictional circumstances, h ...

(3 pages) 48 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

Arthur Miller's The Crucible takes place during the 1692 witch-hunt in Salem, Massachusetts. We become acquainted with the play's protagonist, John Proctor, during the fir ... ral fashion of the time, but against his own decent vision... Proctor, respected and even feared in Salem, has come to regard himself as a kind of fraud...The reader then learns of his affair with Abi ... he lives of others after Elizabeth has been freed from conviction, it shows his passion for justice.Salem was governed by a theocracy. This means the government was united with the church, which had b ...

(6 pages) 86 0 3.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and also discusses the four themes, hypocrisy, authority, guilt, and hysteria.

Arthur Miller set his play "The Crucible" in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, in the year 1692. The story revolves around a farmer John Proctor and his comm ... disasters that they endured, coupled with their strict theology, led to persecutions, including the Salem witch-hunts.In 1692, Salem was a small but expanding community of Puritan settlers, founded ab ... ommunity of Puritan settlers, founded about forty years earlier in the spirit of building a New Jerusalem. Strict discipline, self-denial and a uniting religion characterized the life in the still hos ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Life and Times of Nathanial Hawthorne is a summary of his life, his career, and an analysis of his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales

e roles of his ancestors in the seventeenth century persecution of Quakers and witchcraft trials in Salem. In the true renaissance spirit, Nathaniel Hawthorne became one of the greatest writers in Ame ... greatest writers in America-- perhaps in the world.Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, a town of storytellers. He was the only son of a sea captain, one of a family ...

(6 pages) 48 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors