Aspects Of The Salem Witch Trials

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Aspects of the Trials
The Salem Witch Trials were disreputable experiences during the colonial era in New
England where fourteen women and six men were killed for allegations of witchcraft in 1692
The trials started as due to the mysterious and bizarre conduct of two girls who were distressed by violent seizures and strange hysterics that apparently rendered them with the inability to speak, hear, or see. Following a medical check and an assessment by Puritan clergy, it was concluded that the girls suffered from witchcraft. About 200 individuals were suspected of witchcraft and confined, in the subsequent madness. It is salient to note that the Salem Witch
Trials illustrated the fault of a legal system that depended on rumor evidence and promoted allegations while offering no sufficient method of refutation. However, following some duration, diligent judges intervened to cease the trials, and after some years, the standings of those dishonestly suspected had been reformed
. This paper argues that the Salem Witch Trials resulted in the harm to the society and brought no benefit and, therefore, negatively influenced the society.
Puritan Doctrine Influence
The Puritan doctrine influenced the witch trials and the opposition of the Devil. The lifestyle of the Puritan facilitated the trials as they opposed any act that was not adhering to
God's laws. Their doctrine was cemented on the Christian beliefs and Church. The rules were severely fixed, and the society members were
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