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    that forever changed relations between rumor and religion and the judicial system. Key figures in the Salem witch trials that greatly influenced the trials were Ann Putnam for her apology, Tituba for her confession, and Samuel Parris for his leadership during the trials. Ann Putnam Ann Putnam affected many people. For example, she was one of the first accusers along with Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and others. Secondly, Ann was the only accuser ever apologize. The reason she apologized because she wanted to become part of the church and had to admit any wrongdoings to. Finally, Ann Putnam was a great influence because she had a legitimate motive for being an accuser. Her family neglected her, and when her parents died, she…

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    Reverend Samuel Parris changes dramatically throughout the action in The Crucible. In Act One, he rejects any involvement of witchcraft to protect his reputation in Salem. He wishes that the townspeople should “leap not to witchcraft… [because the townspeople] will howl [him] out of Salem for such corruption in [his] house” (13). However, after Reverend Hale remarks that the reason that the Devil chose Parris’s house to strike is because “it is the best that the Devil wants, and who is better…

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    Johnny Veira #4054617 Samuel Parris and the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak Salem’s witchcraft outbreaks shaped the reason for the “Witch Hunt” of 1692. These scandalous accusations marked New England as a time in which evil was found within the locals; endangering, provoking fear and blaming women for the practice of witchcraft. Accusations of witchcraft had been part of Colonial America before Salem in 1692, but the intensity in which cases of witchcraft developed throughout Salem, increased…

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    British North America to view anyone living outside the religious and social boundaries as potential minions of Satan. This notion perhaps best explains why in 1692 the remote location of Salem Village in Massachusetts became the focal point for a series of witchcraft accusations that would reverberate across all of colonial New England. In a manner complicit with the writings of Cotton Mather, Salem Village’s Puritan minister the Reverend Samuel Parris often used fiery sermons to illuminate…

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    Arthur Miller, Reverend Samuel Parris runs the church. Parris, supposedly, a puritan doesn’t fit the characteristics of one at all. A traditional Puritan is someone who craves a simple form of religion, shows self reliant, selflessness, and is respected by one’s neighbors. A traditional puritan knows God created a plan for everyone and shows patience in receiving a valuable fortune. Parris expresses un-puritan ways in the aspects of his religion, greed, reputation, attitude and paranoia. Parris…

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    When you think about this time period there was no television, no radio, no entertainment, and lots of Bible reading. reverend Samuel Parris was the father of the girls who made the first accusations of the witches in Salem in 1692. reverend Samuel Parris family was small. He was married and had a nine-year-old daughter, Betty, and a twelve-year-old niece. “Abigail Williams, who was an orphan.” (Detweiler). Abigail was expected to earn her keep by doing household chores. After chores were done,…

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    SALEM WITCH TRIALS Over three hundred years ago, the people in and around Salem, Massachusetts, took part in the most massive witch hunt in American history. The Salem Witch Trials were a terrible time for the little town of Salem. The Trials began in the Spring of 1692 when a group of girls claimed they were possessed by the devil. This sent panic all throughout the Village of Salem and led to more than two hundred local citizens being accused of witchcraft (Worthen 1 of 3). The Trials came…

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    He had a wife at the time of the trials named Elizabeth Parris. He also not only had a daughter named Betty, but two other children. He had an older son named Thomas and a younger daughter named Susannah. His wife did pass away not to long after the Trials were put to an end though (Fact & Fiction). While he was the third reverend replacement Salem had received, he was actually the third one in the past sixteen years, not the past seven (“Salem Transcription Project”). While Parris claims to see…

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    TIMELINE. Of the Salem Witch Trials From 1623 -1692 1623-24— The Fishing settlement was established. 1692— The Daughter and the Niece of reverend Samuel Parris become ill. ~~ William Griggs (Doctor) thought the illness was witchcraft. Which led to the hanging of nineteen men and women accused of witchcraft. ~~ People in Salem had a strong thought that the devil often possessed them. ~~ They filled prison full of people (about 150 people) Who were also, accused of witchcraft. June 1692 – meeting…

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    place in Salem, Massachusetts during the late 1600’s based on the Salem witch trials. The central idea of the crucible is the fear of the characters driving them to commit selfish acts. One night Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, Tituba, and other girls from Salem were found dancing naked in the forest by Reverend Samuel Parris the father of Betty. The people of Salem then begin to fear ruining their reputations, unnatural causes leading to the collapse of normal social values, and the court.…

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