Reverend Parris and his wife did not recognize the malady and had the girls examined by several doctors. The girls started off with accusing Martha Corey of witchcraft after they became aware that she had questioned the validity of the girls' accusations. No matter how hard I bargained with Governor Danforth there is no way he would excuse John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, and Martha Corey. The cause of the affliction is unknown. Everyone was scared, because they thought that this was work of the Devil. When Miller refused, he was charged with contempt of Congress and convicted, but he was acquitted on appeal a year later.
In fact, it was compared to another event by a man named Arthur Miller. After exhibiting strange behaviors, people were being accused of witchcraft. Quite probably, ergot poisoning caused the fits of hysteria. In 1950, Joseph McCarthy found the names of many people who were involved with the communist party. Fourteen people are now in jail. When she cracked a raw egg into a bowl of water to see her fortune with Tituba, she screamed, claiming to have seen the egg take shape of the cauldron. McCarthy revealed a real communist presence in America and wise Americans snuffed the communists fast.
I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! Miller wrote the Crucible in response to the Red Scare and it is basically a giant analogy to the events happening during that time. After 1692 was over, the witch scare started to die down. By European standards, the witch hunt in Salem was not large, nor was it particularly lethal. Some examples of these movies are The Commies are Coming, the Commies are Coming, released in 1957 and The Red Menace released in 1949. Persons on the black list as Communist, lost a lot and were offered no way to get it back. In many cases, Red Scare testimony was based on morsels of fact, such as the fact that a person had once registered as a communist decades prior to being investigated.
The resulting hysteria was caused by this fear. Along with that, if you were made to accuse your neighbors. In 1957 the state of formally apologized for the trials. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. He was a Minister in the Puritan Church.
Indiscretions are constantly made, there could be another side to the story, but no one is there to listen. In 1956, Arthur Miller was denied to have a passport to Brussels, and was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Many of the communist and anarchist views were the cause of the hysteria. Some three-fourths of those European witch hunts took place in western , the , , northern , and Switzerland. There is evidence for that exact behavior in America during both the 1600s and the 1900s, during the witch trials and the rise of communism respectively.
The Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare were similar historic events that unfortunately happened in our American history. The Salem witch trials can be closely compared to McCarthyism and the red scare, based on the similarities of suspicion, accusation, and prosecution. The Red Scare, the hunt for Communists, was epitomized in the McCarthy trials when many innocent citizens were labeled as Communists. As the weeks passed, many of the accused proved to be enemies of the , and Putnam family members and in-laws would end up being the accusers in dozens of cases. In the case of the witch trials, it was Rebecca Nurse, John Proctor, and Martha Corey. The play describes the Salem Witchcraft trials of 1692 and the irony of a terrible period of American history.
Between February, 1692 and May, 1693, hearings and prosecutions were set up to deal with those accused of dabbling in the dark arts in the cities of Andover, Salem, and Ipswich, all in Massachusetts Bay. I was initially skeptical of this theory, but upon further research, I realized it was actually very plausible. Proctor was hanged because… Words 385 - Pages 2 In the play, The Crucible, Authur Miller develops numerous conflicts between characters. In many ways, it resembled the notorious Salem Witch Hunt of the 1690's. .
Samuel Parris was the minister at Salem Village during the trials of 1692. The House of Un-American Activities Committee is similar to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which were both created because of the scare of communists and witches. Tituba Tituba: The Slave of Salem Tituba was a slave to Revered Parris during the Salem Witch Trials which was an accurate aspect of Miller's work. Following the end of the Soviet Union was a powerful enemy of the United States, and both countries were engaged in mutual distrust and amassment of nuclear power that came to be called the. After some young girls of the village two of them relatives of Parris started demonstrating strange behaviours and fits, they were urged to identify the person who had bewitched them. During the Red Scare it was a larger group of people that were making accusations. Nineteen persons had been hanged, and another five not counting had died in custody.
They were afraid of Communism becoming popular in the United States and so they accused a lot of people of being communist's and Soviet spies even though none of them actually were. History is constantly repeating itself, this becomes apparent by comparing the Salem Witch Trials, Nazi Germany, and the Communist scare in America. They tended to name other people that they knew, regardless of whether or not those people were communists. Before the formation of the American legal system, accusations determined outcomes. This third theory is my favorite: Lyme Disease.
On October 29, as the accusations of witchcraft extended to include his own wife, once again stepped in, ordering a halt to the proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Religion and p … olitics, both often attract the worst parts of mankind and allows them to strike out at their fears with seeming impunity backed by the population. The McCarthy Trials also show a resemblance to the witch trials in Salem as the idea of what… 666 Words 3 Pages the Salem witch trials and red scare, are often overlooked. She concludes that the cause was a disease unrecognizable… Salem Witch Trials Salem Witch Trials Between the months of June to September of 1692 the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts resulted in the deaths of twenty men and women as a result of witchcraft charges. She had always been a pious, gentle and kind woman which is why it was so shocking that she had been accused of witchcraft in the town.