If the holy river declares him innocent and he remains unharmed the man who laid the spell shall be put to death. Summary The setting is in Salem, Massachusetts in The children, quite suspiciously, have prior grievances against many of those accused, who had in some way offended them or made their lives miserable.
The Bad Guy Wins: Thus we see how a crowd hysteria can cloud out things like rational judgment. Contemporary descriptions of her also refer to her as a "Spanish Indian", placing her pre-Barbadoes origins somewhere in the Carolinas, Georgia or Florida.
Teachers may want to remind students that those who argue that society needs to allow disclosure of private information or reduce protections for accused persons and scale back civil liberties are trusting the government not to go too far and to avoid targeting innocent people.
Mary Warren eventually recants her confession. There is no one correct answer. Putnam accuses Proctor of taking wood from the land that he does not own.
The Witchcraft of Salem Village. This, coupled with the fact that the accused also had their estates confiscated if they were convicted has led many historians to believe that religious feuds and property disputes played a big part in the witch trials.
Suddenly it became my memory of the dancing men in the synagogue on th Street as I had glimpsed them between my shielding fingers, the same chaos of bodily motion - in this picture, adults fleeing the sight of a supernatural event; in my memory, a happier but no less eerie circumstance - both scenes frighteningly attached to the long reins of God.
As noted above, the Puritans were doing the same religious persecutions in Salem that caused them to leave England in the first place. It was last revised on September 2, After that tragedy, she was raised by her greedy uncle who just so happened to be the clergy and was used by a man she was in love with, only to be later told by said man that she was nothing to him.
A terrific addition to the eTexts of rare books on-line! If Miller took unknowing liberties with the facts of his own era, he also played fast and loose with the historical record. Still, there are difficulties with interpreting The Crucible as a strict allegorical treatment of s McCarthyism.
Ironically, by the end of the play, they are working together for the exact same goal, albeit for entirely different reasons.The Crucible, online research about the Salem Witch Trials, and McCarthyism, the articles in this assignment sequence provide information and persuasive points of view on the topics of libel, mass hysteria, the importance of reputation, and the danger of defamation in our technologically-savvy world.
He sees that he has been a failure at. In Salem, Massachusetts inPuritan minister Reverend Parris finds a group of girls dancing naked in the forest.
Among them are his niece Abigail and daughter Better, who faints upon being. Abigail Williams in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, is about the persecution of people falsely accused of being witches or believing in witches in Salem.
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The Crucible Blu-ray (): Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder and Paul Scofield. The setting is 17th century Salem, Massachusetts. A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight Author: Brian Orndorf.Download