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In further evidence against Nurse, Ann Putnam, Sr., whom we have already established as being unfairly biased, testified before the court. She claimed that apparitions of Goody Nurse came to her and choked her in the night while the spirit proclaimed all of the people she had killed (the list incidentally included Benjamin Holton)...
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The afflicted children broke out in tantrums and hideous screaming fits and Chief Justice Stoughton urged the jury to reconsider. They came back with a decision of guilty. As if this was not punishment enough, Nurse was excommunicated from her church on July 3. This proved to be most devastating to a God-fearing, pious woman...
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The Crucible has many themes. One of the central themes in my opinion is greed. Many of the characters in the story like Thomas Putnam, show large amounts of greed...
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In the year 1954 Senator Joe McCarthy accused 205 state agents of communism. After he accused the 205 state agents he then continued accusing people of being communists...
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When Arthur Miller writes: “ …they [Puritans] carried about an air of innate resistance, even of persecution… So now they and their church found it necessary to deny any other sect its freedom, lest their New Jerusalem be defiled and corrupted by wrong ways and deceitful ideas… They believed, in short, that they held in their steady hands the candle that would light the world…” He is remarking about the way of life and beliefs of Puritans...
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When Arthur Miller writes: " ?they [Puritans] carried about an air of innate resistance, even of persecution? So now they and their church found it necessary to deny any other sect its freedom, lest their New Jerusalem be defiled and corrupted by wrong ways and deceitful ideas? They believed, in short, that they held in their steady hands the candle that would light the world?" He is remarking about the way of life and beliefs of Puritans...
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Bibliography Armstrong, Karen/ Hill, Frances. A Delusion of Satan. The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1995...
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This man is killing his neighbor for their land”(96). Putnam is a realistic person. His major plan is to become wealthier and destroy his oppositions in the witch hunt...
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Mr. Putnam sued many of his neighbors due to confusion of the ownership of a certain piece of land. Ironically, Correy accused his neighbor of witchery, the same neighbor that he took to court less that a year before...
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