The Salem Witch Trial

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Witchcraft is now most know for Harry Potter and other Hollywood’s movies. Witches are also well celebrated October 31. Halloween is officially of the only occasion people really talk about witchcraft now days; but in the early days, witchcraft was a serious matter. Historically, United States early days of witchcraft is associated with the Salem Witches Trial . The first documented and most famous witchcraft trial in the United Stated history, The Salem Trial. Almost two hundred man and women were accused, and a combined of nineteen were executed. The names involved were: Bridget Bishop, Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Sarah Wildes, George Burroughs, George Jacobs, Martha Carrier, John Proctor, John
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The victims, the accused, and the judges played a big role in this system. As many forms of documentation provide by the time, the witchcraft still seem a political way to eliminate the “rebel” of the society. Almost as a way to punish people for not subsequent the rules, and a way to scare others to rebel as well. The society in sixteenth century were very formal; the rules need to be followed in all circumstances, discipline is a must. The “good girls”: Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams. Parris was a nine years old girl, daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris; and Abigail Williams was an eleven years old girl. Both girls were well educated and adequate behaver, a fine example of the Puritan society. After starting present weird forms of behavior, the girls attributed the behavior to be caused by some kind of witch spell. Pressured by society, Parris and Williams blamed the possession on three women of the village. The accused: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba; neither of those women were a good fit for society. Good was a poor married woman, a pregnant beggar, wife of William Good. Good and her husband William had several disagreement in public, with made of her a bad member of society, or better saying, a good target of accusation of witchcraft. She was thirty-nine years …show more content…
Always a well fit to society, Hathorne followed all steps to the Puritan’s life. As a judge, Hathorne advised the villagers to “act as God shall direct you” .
All very convenient, the witch trials were a form of “clean” society in the sixteenth century. The not well behavior citizens did not deserved to be part of the society, the perfect Puritan’s society. As well it was as a good explanation of the unhealthy behavior of girls that have the necessity of demonstrate a well-educated approach and good background families.
A British historian and archaeologist Owen Davies , used much of his life to study historical registers of witch hunts wrote: “…rather than ending with Salem, witch trials continued into the twentieth century often occurring during harsh economic periods and exacerbated by ignorance, racial and ethnic prejudice, and distrust of folk medicine and herbalists”.
Beginning in the middle of eighteenth century, witchcraft was separate in a different category; spiritualism became a modern version of witchcraft. An acceptable way to deal with a different choice of