Samuel Loomis

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  • The Salem Witch Trials: Witch Hunt In American History

    accused of witchcraft (Worthen 1 of 3). The Trials came to an end in 1693 when the governor of the colony heard that his own wife was being accused of witchcraft (Kiger 3 of 3). In February of 1692, Betty Parris, the eleven year old daughter of minister Samuel Parris, and her cousin Abigail Williams began…

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  • The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

    Both the short story “The Possibility of Evil” (1965), written by Shirley Jackson, and the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” (1846), written by Edgar Allan Poe, explore the themes of revenge by using a variety of techniques. “The Possibility of Evil” tells the story of an elderly woman manipulating the the town to be the perfect town she wanted, and when when one of the townspeople find out what she had been doing, they cut up her number one prize possession; her roses. “The Cask of…

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  • Salem Witch Trials Dbq Analysis

    What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692? Nineteen men and women hung from the tree of destruction, for they were the ornaments of hysteria. In the village of Salem during 1692, 20 people got accused for witchcraft left and right and eventually they got hanged. Experts have been determined to find out for years, but they’re still uncertain what the cause of the Salem Witch Trials hysteria was. Envy, sexism, and lying little girls stand out as the main causes. To begin, one cause…

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  • Battle Of Musanga Analysis

    Charaterisation, like in many stories that concern the people, is too loose and vague. There is really no central hero as the characters rise and fall due to the nature of the story. The characterization of the story is lost in the many preambles and side attractions of the intrigue of the narrative. Tropes on their part are signaled by the trademark strange sound effect for advertising purposes. Notable also as a trope is the montage gymick of how the diegetic manner of telling the story of…

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  • The Crucible Trials

    Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is revered for accurately telling the story about the events which unfolded in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692. Demirkaya says that The Crucible “… opened at a time when the term witch-hunt was nearly synonymous in the public mind…” (125). The play was published in 1953 during the Red Scare, and as Susan C.W. Abbotson says in her book, Student Companion to Arthur Miller, “It tells the story behind the Salem witch trials of 1692, centering our attention on the effect…

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  • Examples Of Systemic Injustice

    Asia Ansari Barbara Worthington English 1A 8 November 2017 The Systemic Injustice “We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose”- Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This quote reminds me of the history between the United States and Great Britain, and when the United States still existed as small colonies controlled by the British empire. How Great Britain made the U.S. colonies socially inferior, didn’t accept their religion belief, and used the colonies’ wealth for their own…

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  • Kipling's Sleeping Devices

    “The Morse instrument was ticking furiously. Mr. Cashell interpreted: […] ‘Can make nothing of your signals.’ A pause. […] ‘Signals unintelligible. […] Examine instruments to-morrow.’” As two soldiers try and fail to communicate through a wireless telegraph due to mechanical failures, an eavesdropper unknowingly sits at the center of a manmade storm of misinterpretations in Rudyard Kipling’s Wireless. In the story, we follow an as he arrives at an apothecary to witness Mr. Cashell, the nephew…

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  • Why Did Phillip Lose The Spanish Armada

    Other factors that could have caused the defeat of the Spanish Armada besides the Protestant wind involves looking at events that took place before and during the invasion. The ultimate responsibility for launching, devising and failing the overthrow of the Protestant English regime was placed on King Philip II. After the disappointing failure in his launch of the Spanish Armada, people back at home blamed him for disregarding professional advice given to him by his captains. Professional…

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  • Story Analysis: Explained Hair Addresser

    Brief Plot Overview My story will be split into two sections, following three interwoven, though not necessarily chronological, plots. The first section commences with an indistinguishable person searching their cluttered apartment for an undefined object. Eventually this object is revealed to be a wig, as the person recently experienced total and unexplained hair loss. No remnants of hair were found in their apartment. As the person is generally reclusive and unsociable (though, notably, not…

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  • American Revolution DBQ Essay

    When the United States had their backs on the wall, they depended on military protection to keep them from falling apart. Some say the American Revolution would be unsuccessful without the great leaders. Leaders have all the fame, but those young patriotic kids are forgotten. The leaders themselves could not do anything without committed soldiers. These brave men chose to protect their country, even though they had no experience with war-like encounters. Without them, who knows if there would be…

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