Tituba And Sarah Array: The Salem Witch Trials

There were many people who died, but Giles Corey was the only one to be pressed by rocks. This brought the conflict of the Salem Witch Trials. More than 200 people were accused of witchcraft with 20 people killed as they were proven guilty. Many were hung, as others were left to die in prison. The conflict began when many girls of Salem acted possesed. In February of 1692, the doctor concluded that the girls in Salem were “bewitched”. Salem community members used the conflict of the Salem Witch Trials to increase their standing in the community, encouraging others to compromise their sense of what was right and wrong to further their influence. In the late 1600s, the conflict arose when possessed girls accused innocent people of …show more content…
The first accused were Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne (Brooks). These women were all elderly women and had suspicion. Tituba was a “Savage” because she was an Indian and a servant for the Parris family in Salem (Roach; Blumberg). This is why she was thought to be a witch. Tituba’s case was dismissed, but the furious witch hunt began (Roach). Tituba was accused by the possessed girls and soon was dismissed when she said she was a witch. Although because the people knew Tituba was a witch, the people of salem believed that if one person was a witch there could be many more in that area. Tituba encouraged the witch hunt and accused Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne for seeing the devil (apecsecadmin). Tituba was released because she confessed to being a witch. This is why the witch hunts continued after Tituba was released. Sarah Osborne was an elderly woman and Sarah Good was a homeless beggar (Blumburg). These women were targeted, which caused conflict, for those …show more content…
used her influence to escalate the conflict of persecuting witches, encouraging other young women to compromise their sense of right and wrong to gain influence in their community. There are many accusers, that begin to be possessed, but Ann Putnam Jr. was their leader (Brooks). The afflicted girls of Salem bring in to play the conflict while accusing witches. The community is influenced very much as the accusing begins. Many of the girls began accusing later in the trials which affected the conflict telling who would choose right against wrong. Ann Putnam Jr., the main accuser, accused Dorcus Good, Elizabeth Proctor, and many others (Schanzer). She was very involved and had a big influence on the trials. She accused many people of things they hadn’t done. This brought true conflict as the people of Salem believed the

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