Essays Tagged: "Salem witch trials"

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

Film term paper. About apocalypse Now

somePuritans to go mad and try to purge themselves of a perceived evil. Thiscame to be known as the Salem witch trials.During World War II, Germany made an attempt to overrun Europe. Whathappened when ... somePuritans to go mad and try to purge themselves of a perceived evil. Thiscame to be known as the Salem witch trials.During World War II, Germany made an attempt to overrun Europe. Whathappened when ...

(14 pages) 253 0 3.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Violation of Human Rights in "The Crucible"

During the Salem witch trials, many violations of today´s Universal Declaration of Human Rights occurred. ... d to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment'. During the witch trials in Salem, those who were declared guilty, depending on the charges he/she was accused of, the victim mi ... death-penalty by being hanged or crushed.Another article that had been clearly violated during the Salem witch trials was article five, which states that 'everyone has the right to recognition everyw ...

(3 pages) 56 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

The Puritan Society in N. Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"

of the author's ancestors persecuted the Quakers harshly. The latter's son was a high judge in the Salem witch trials, put into literary form in Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' (Judge Hathorne appears ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.3 Apr/1996

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

Discusses characters in "The crucible" by Arthur Miller

Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based onthe true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel thesituations in the mid-twentieth cen ... vere 2632)Thomas Putman had nominated his wife's brother-in-law, James Bayley, to be theminister of Salem. He was qualified and the people voted him in, but a faction stoppedhis acceptance. Thomas Put ...

(6 pages) 138 0 3.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Hawthorne portayes two different ways of soliciting or being solicited by the devil "Young Goodman Brown" and "Rappacini's Daughter"

that you could never be caught conjuring the devil, as is illustratedby the horrors of the infamous Salem witch trials. In Young Goodman Brown, and Rappacini's Daughter NathanielHawthorne portrays two ...

(8 pages) 174 0 4.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"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 question is how do greed and private motives of characters play a part in the novel and have consequences that extend into the lives of all the Salemites. Includes direct quotations.

de in the Middle East nowadays. One particular example of the implication of private motives is the Salem witch trials. Arthur Miller wrote a book during the McCarthy era expressing these horrid event ... motives, which have consequences that extend far beyond their own lives and onto the lives of other Salemites.Reverend Parris' motives were part of the reason for the outbreak of hysteria in Salem. Pa ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.1 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

Giles Corey as a martyr in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Essay uses quotes from play to prove that Giles Corey held the role of a martyr.

or what they believe and inspire all those with similar beliefs. Of the many people who died in the Salem witch trials, one man stands out as a true martyr who died in the pursuit of justice and whose ... martyr who died in the pursuit of justice and whose actions served as a model for all the people in Salem. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrayed the character of Giles Corey as a martyr through his ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research 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

Characters of the Crucible

y. At first, he minds his own business; later on, he becomes very involved with what goes on in the Salem witch trials. Reverend John Hale, from Andover, has the most drastic change occur to him. He c ... o always seemed to mind his own business at the beginning of the play. He lives a little bit out of Salem and never cared what was going on there. All he ever wanted was forgiveness from his wife for ...

(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

Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Crucible EssayThe fall of Salem's social structure precipitated the murders of many innocent people. Arthur Miller's depiction ... came common before and during the witch trials. These conditions only contributed to the tragedy in Salem, which was marked by an illusion created by Abigail and the girls.The isolation of the Puritan ... , and therefore did not have his last child baptized. With the latest craze of witchery going on in Salem and swirling accusations, John Proctor was easily indicted of being a messenger for the devil ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The ironic lie told by Elizibeth in the end of the book "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

The Truth Will Set You FreeThe dangerous conditions of the Salem Witch Trials caused the whole town to live in fear. People were constantly being accused by th ... g in such a harsh Puritan society. Her and her husband John are known as a very honorable couple in Salem. John has a reputation for being a straight shooting family man, to which he mostly lived up t ... tect her husbands honor but ironically condemns him as well as herself to death. The accusations in Salem have gotten dangerously out of hand and must be stopped. The misfortune of John Proctor and hi ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

The Salem Witch Trials began in the winter of 1692, taking place in Salem Village, and didn't end until ... e Putnam family. The Putnam's and their small group of supporters were those in favor of separating Salem Village from Salem Town. These separatists felt Salem Town was no longer an asset to them, sin ... em Town was no longer an asset to them, since its economy mainly thrived on profitable harbors, and Salem Town was a more agriculturally geared area. Those who supported the alliance between Salem Tow ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A brief overview (1368 words) of the Salem Witch Trials. Very informative.

?Salem Witch Trials?The Puritans were a group of Christian extremists living in Massachusetts in the ... ffense because said witch could summon the devil in its shape to perform evil.The primary priest in Salem was Samuel Parris. Parris was married, and had one daughter, Betty, 9, but also cared for his ... n that the girls were bewitched.News of the 'possession' spread quickly throughout the community of Salem Village. Then, unknown to Parris, a villager named Mary Sibley ordered a "witch cake" to be ba ...

(5 pages) 172 3 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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

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