The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692 Essay

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The Salem witch trials of 1692 were about how people was being accused of being witches. There was no way around it to prove if they were wrong or right. Innocent people were being accused of witchcraft. In The Crucible there were seven girls who lied about being witches, everybody believe them because they were teenagers and they had the “symptoms” of it. Also the girls were dancing in the woods,and one was naked speaking in different language.
Miller asked Abby what did you do in the woods (Miller, 1952, p 142) “Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I Confessed it—and I’ll be whipped if I must be. But They’re speakin’ of witchcraft. Betty’s not witched”. Abigail Williams, the leading accuser is explaining to her uncle that her cousin Betty is not witched. Paris believes that Betty is witch because of dancing in the woods.
McCarthy 's unsubstantiated claims ruined lives and led to increased hostility.
“The proof of their belief’’s value to them may be taken from the opposite character of the first Jamestow”. ( Miller, 1952,p5) The media was not willing to stand up to Senator McCarthy for fear of being accused as Communist. They couldn 't prove if you were guilty or not. “I have no witness and cannot prove it except my word be taken. But I know the children 's sickness had naught to do with witchcraft.” John proctor is saying that he doesn 't have any witness to tell that the girls are faking. He know that they are lying but he cannot prove it. The girls knew it was…

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