Similarities Between Truth And The Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials- Real Vs. Truth
The Salem witch trials were trials against friends and family for the only reason of fear, mischief and misconception. In the years 1692 and 1693, there were many court dates and accusations of men and women who were “seen” with the devil, which caused many executions out of fear. The event brought on stories such as the well-known play The Crucible by Arthur Miller and novels such as Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance. However, despite the use of real people, events and locations, how much of these stories are true and what was dramatized to appeal to audiences?
In 1629, Salem was settled by the English who named Salem after the Hebrew word for “Peace”. It became a heavily christian based town, even more so after the British declared that all colonies would be self governed. The actual suspicions of witches began in Salem around 1688 when two women, Goody Glover and Martha Goodwin, have an
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Many of the characters- based off the people of the Salem Witch Trials- at one point or another, betrayed somebody or felt betrayed all for the reason of fear and sin. Abigail, one of the main characters in the play, was the largest leader in this circle of fear or have others fear you. By gaining her voice, she threatened everybody who harmed her, claiming all in her way was a witch, all for the reasons of lust and greed. Had she not fallen in love with Proctor in the play, the trials may not have happened. However, that is just the play. In real life, it did not matter about the relationship of Abigail and Proctor, instead, as stated above, it was an idea of mere boredom. In a way, it is almost as the boy who cried wolf. The boy was desperate for attention and he called out that there was something the village feared to get it. Abigail did this herself, calling out on the witchcraft and curses in an attempt to be seen or

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