Essays Tagged: "Witchcraft"


ch theatures, or the night life of Madrid. They are more interested in music, poetry, land, family, witchcraft, death, and superstition. They spend a lot of time thinking about things and why they are ...

(6 pages) 236 3 3.8 Jun/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Ambition is the Root of All Evil

e understood that in the Elizabethan Age, the witches would have been takenvery seriously, and that witchcraft was a part of their culture. King James even wrote a book onthe subject. Shakespeare fore ...

(2 pages) 56 0 4.3 Jan/1997

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

Magic in the Tempest

ch-hunts, a turning point occurred in 1584, at the publication of Reginald Scot's The Discouerie of Witchcrafte (The Discovery of Witchcraft). This book was the first major book to denounce witch-hunt ...

(3 pages) 123 0 4.2 Jun/1996

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


mind to further research the subjectof Wicca, the craft of the wise. By consulting many books aboutwitchcraft, she learned that Wicca is more of a nature and imaginationbased religion than the spellc ... at the stake and publicly hang convicted witches. The article basically showed how people perceived witchcraft in the past compared to now, and that even now, people still refuse to believe that evil ...

(3 pages) 70 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"The house of seven gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

seven gables on property which wasformerly owned by a man named Matthew Maule who was executed for witchcraft. It issaid that Colonel Pyncheon was one of the main figures in having Maule executed. On ...

(2 pages) 68 1 4.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


LinderFrom June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging. Another man ... n of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft. Dozens languished in jail fo ...

(12 pages) 211 2 3.5 Apr/2002

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


hefirst time in many months. The couple is imprisoned on having been falselyconvicted of practicing witchcraft. While Elizabeth has been held with therest of the members of the community, John has bee ... e hung in martyrdom. Up to this point intime, the court officials have no definitive proof that any witchcraft hasactually been practiced. Innocent people are being hung only on account ofthe testimon ...

(2 pages) 75 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Capital Punishment, Should it be used as a way of disciplining criminals?

laws were the Code of Hammurabi. Some of thepunishable crimes mentioned included adultery, robbery witchcraft, andmurder. During the Middle Ages, the Church assumed the responsibility ofadministering ...

(4 pages) 123 2 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Crime. Speaks of how they can be classified in different ways

f acts considered crimes is constantly changing. For example, at one time, people were charged with witchcraft, but this is no longer illegal. Today, it is becoming a serious crime to pollute the air ...

(8 pages) 318 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

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

y written by Arthur Miller, the strict Puritan community of Salem is bombarded with the hysteria of witchcraft. It starts when five young girls of Salem are caught dancing in the forest. Instead as me ... t dancing in the forest, he yells, 'You cannot evade me...' (p.43) Hale expects to find evidence of witchcraft. This expectation leads him to early, not fully thought out conclusions. Hale is determin ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Devil in the Shape of a woman. Speaks of examples of women in America being executed as witches.

American history has few subjects as interesting as witchcraft, because it confronts us with many Ideas about women. It confronts us with fears about wo ... riods of witch hunting, witches were generally thought of as women and most who died in the name of witchcraft were women. In the United States, witchcraft took place among too educated of people to d ... that stealing, and other crimes such as fornication and infanticide, were regularly associated with witchcraft, by both the clergy and the larger population . . . ' (p. 22)This first account, in Karls ...

(7 pages) 214 5 4.1 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

"The Crucible" by Miller, and salem witch trials of 1692

ng many of their Puritan Churchmembers of the more prosperous harbor (who were mostly merchants) of witchcraft. TheNew England Way as conceived by John Winthrop was slowly disintegrating by thebeginni ... whose family income was lessthan 10 shillings ( 61%) were for the Rev. Parris and his entreaties of witchcraft. Themore prosperous families, those whose family income exceeded 20 shillings ( 23%) were ...

(9 pages) 126 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The Crucible a terrror of witchery

the town and that she must do something about this. So Abigail went and accused the other women of witchcraft starting with Tituba. In addition, during the trials Reverend Parris took every attempt t ... she could have explained the dancing in the woods. In the end she decided to turn the accusation of witchcraft on the people she didn't like. She decided her personal interests were more important tha ...

(2 pages) 247 8 2.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

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

st around a cauldron, he suspects something is going on. Rumors start to go around town speaking of witchcraft. These witchcraft rumors finally create the ultimate black cloud over Salem, affecting ev ... Salem, affecting everyone beneath it.After the girls are caught dancing in the woods, the rumors of witchcraft are starting to boil over in the town. The Reverend just wants to help the girls. But in ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Wicca" a research paper I did about the religion.

trict Court of Virginia pursuant to rule 52 (a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, ruled that Witchcraft / Wicca falls within a recognizable religious category and therefore is protected by the ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Superstitions of 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 many more told in that ...

(2 pages) 66 0 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe - How it came about, progressed, and ended.

ssociation of ideas about heresy with ideas about sorcery lead to the development of the concept of witchcraft being devil worship, which paved the way for the witch-hunt in Europe (Monter viii). In 1 ... Witches". The Malleus had three sections; the first declared that it is heretical not to believe in witchcraft, the second dealt with details of common witch "activities" and how to identify them, and ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

'fiend-like queen'. How true is this description of Lady Macbeth and what does Lady Macbeth add to Shakespeare's play?

would please the king who would allow the theatre to remain open. Shakespeare comprised the play of witchcraft and his family which where of great interest to the king.The play was written for James I ...

(12 pages) 90 0 3.6 Dec/2002

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

Salem Witchcraft By lilangelgirl1420

r much of the trouble. Tituba knew a lot about casting spells, voodoo, and telling fortunes because witchcraft had been part of her life in Barbados. Tituba's main job was to look after the family's n ... ublic to teach a lesson to others and show what would happen to them if they committed the crime of witchcraft.

(2 pages) 81 1 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

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.

e rest of Europe, craze broke out in the North American colonies over the witch-hunts. The roots of witchcraft in the colonies came from the villages and towns of England. It was part of the settler's ... e from the villages and towns 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 w ...

(10 pages) 226 4 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History