Negative effects of witch trials on

Nicholas Noyes asked Sarah Good to confess. The town of Salem realized the mistakes that they had made and in a memorial was made to honor the deaths of people accused of witchcraft.

These were read, unsurprisingly, mostly by young girls and adolescents. She went on to live a regular life, she married and had four children.

Also, the Salem Meetinghouse was left dilapidated due to the distraction of the trials. The judges accepted her confession instead of dismissing her as insane. Betty Parris, her cousin Abigail Williams, and two other friends formed such a circle. Works Cited Adams, Gretchen A.

However, his sermon and confession seemed not to have repaired the damaged relations between him and the community, for Parris agreed to move from Salem Village in April The Salem Witch Trials generated mass hysteria among the community. I know I must die, and my appointed time is set.

The hangings of six convicted witches did little in abating the spread of witchcraft in Massachusetts during the summer months of The Salem witch trials were fueled by many different things, but the beginning of this hysteria can be traced back to a small group of girls in Salem Village.

Furthermore, when his temper was tested, he sometimes would brag about having occult powers. Therefore, a day of fasting and prayer for forgiveness was ordered for January 13, One particularly large farming family who felt that Salem Town was out of touch with the rest of Salem Village was the Putnams.

Salem Witch Trials

In contemporary times, the trials have spawned countless films, documentaries, plays, fiction, and non-fiction books. No one was exempt from being cried out as a witch.

One such person was a year-old farmer and tavern owner from Salem Town by the name of John Proctor. Crop failures and epidemics continued to bother Salem for years after the trials ended. It was a great delusion of Satan that deceived me in that sad time.

Of those that were convicted and accused but not executed, they still received legal prosecution. Parris objected to games because he thought that "playing was a sign of idleness, and idleness allowed the Devil to work his mischief.

To help heal the scars that the witch trials left on the community, he seated the accusers with the accused. The undermining of the community in turn undermined the authority of the government. Lynn, was once suspected of witchcraft--were jailed in Boston under charges of witchcraft.

The fields that were planted were not cultivated or harvested.This paper will discuss the events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials and the events that took place during and after the trials, and the men and women who were killed or spent the Show More More about The Effect of the Salem Witch Trials on Puritanism.

Salem Witchcraft: The Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials

In his work The Wonders of the Invisible World he describes a very difficult time for New England—the Salem Witch Trials; When describing this horrific time he uses a very serious but informative tone which probably led readers to believe that he was a “depraved witch hunter”, and even with this negative reputation today, a person.

The Salem Witch Trials generated mass hysteria among the community. It got to the point where ordinarily rational, sensible people started believing that there were witches round every corner. A previously close, tight-knit community turned into a collection of frightened, deeply suspicious individuals no longer able to trust one other.

The Salem Witch Trails have officially ended. During the past year, one to two hundred people in the Salem area have been imprisoned.

Twenty-four died and fifty-five falsely admitted to witchcraft. The trials did not end at the release of the witches. The aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials plays a big part in life even today.

The Salem Journal: The Aftermath

The Salem Witch Trials were a perfect spiral of fear. That is to say, each accusation forced individuals to accuse others in order to save themselves, which led to more accusations and so on.

Another effect these Trials left on the world, was the continuation of "witch hunts" to this day. A rather well known "witch hunt" in recent history, was the accusing and searching out of Communists in America, particularly Russians.

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