Two of whom were she mentioned as witches were then put to trial for witchcraft. Questions about whether Kate’s screaming and mostly pain were due to natural or unnatural causes arose. If she were bewitched, how can people believe her story when the mere fact is that her information came from the devil? These questions still remain as Godbeer reveals through narrative how the judges and the trial were such a legal covert. It was decided that all witches must have posed a tremendous danger to the Salem community and the Stamford, Connecticut that as proving such an invisible matter was almost impossible since they relied on “the Devils Magic”(Godbeer 89-109) to account for another. The fact that the court used Kate Branch to determine other witches through the same method, the witchcraft; others were convicted from, showed how the courts in Connecticut were controversial and embroil in it on their use of doubtful evidence. Kate’s credibility was questioned by many and this showed that it was almost certain the screams from Kate Brunch were mere natural and had nothing to do with the supposedly mentioned witches who were bewitched her. Using the “Devil’s Magic”(Godbeer 109-104) others were convicted for, it can be also concluded that whatever information she had given could not have been trusted by the judges since her information came from the same source other witches are accused and convicted for. The author gives his view on this case – Kate Branch as he
August 3, a day before the murder of Abby and Andrew, Lizzie was found at a drugstore
Because they thought she was burning it because there was blood on it. Later in her jail time she was let go. Because of this she had gone to trial with 12 men. During the trial she had shown no emotions to her parents death witch had concerned the 12 men. In the trial Lizzie never took stand for the 12 men. For this reason I think Lizzie did try to kill her parents with the poison but someone else killed them, that’s why she had shown no emotions. That someone who problem killed Abby and Andrew Borden could have been the person who Andrew was having trouble with. As saying that Andrews employers has rumors that a customer did not like him and that Andrew owed him something but never gave it to him. June 20th , 1893 Lizzie was found not guilty and acuanted. Lizzie commited the crime she had done to avoid the evidence. For this reason Lizzie was found not guilty on June 20th 1893. Lizzie and Emma inhareted their fathers estate. Thry had bought a house for themselves. Emma had died 10 days later from the flu then Lizzie died 3 days later. The case had then been set for a mystery formany years, and many people has many different opinions on who killed Abby and Andrew
Eighteen-year-old Mary Warren, who is a subservient to the proctors’ has a fatal choice to make. In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it talks about the Salem witch trials begin, sparking from a young girl's imagination. Many young girls blame and frame others thy hate. Abigail the Minister Paris's niece avoids a whipping by blaming others and accusing them of witchcraft. As the play heats up more and more people are sent to trial and jail. You may wonder what sparked Abigail's interest in blaming others. Possibly you’ll wonder what the meaning of the Salem trials is. In the play The Crucible, Mary Warren is agreeably looked at as Abigail's poppet because she sides with Abigail and was told to give Elizabeth the poppet.
In the early morning of August 4th, 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were found murdered and mutilated in there home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Their daughter, Lizzie Borden was the suspect in these murders and mutilations. She was arrested 7 days after the murders on August 11th, 1892. However,
Betty joins them in naming witches, and the crowd is thrown into an uproar. A week later, alone in their farmhouse outside of town, John and Elizabeth Proctor discuss the ongoing trials and the escalating number of townsfolk who have been accused of being witches. Elizabeth urges her husband to denounce Abigail as a fraud; he refuses, and she becomes jealous, accusing him of still harboring feelings for her. Mary Warren, their servant and one in Abigail’s circle, returns from Salem with news that Elizabeth has been accused of witchcraft but the court did not pursue the accusation. Mary is sent up to bed, and John and Elizabeth continue their argument, only to be interrupted by a visit from Reverend Hale. While they discuss matters, Giles Corey and Francis Nurse come to the Proctor home with news that their wives have been arrested. Officers of the court suddenly arrive and arrest Elizabeth. After they have taken her, Proctor tells Mary that she must go to Salem and expose Abigail and the other girls as being frauds and making up all these accusations just to gain the attention of others.
In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams and Mrs. Putnam are are the sources of the witchcraft mysteries because they are able to use their manipulating witchcraft skills to throw the blame onto their enemies. Abigail Williams hates Elizabeth Proctor, for she had an affair with
You may think that the dress was burnt because of blood stains, not paint stains. There is no way to figure that out. One reason why I believe Lizzie Borden was innocent is because there was no physical evidence that Lizzie Borden was guilty. There are only assumptions and theories. In the article, “Lizzie Borden: Murderess or Media Sensation?,” it states, “There was no physical evidence linking her to the murders. A hatchet had been discovered in the basement of the Borden home, but its blade was clean and the handle had been broken off.” There are theories about the prussic acid, the burnt dress stained by paint stains, and how there were no footprints in the dirt by the barn, but there is could be an explanation for each of those. The prussic acid could have actually been for the sealskin coat, the dress could have actually been stained by paint, and the wind could have picked up dirt and swept the footprints away. People just took everything and made it seem like evidence, but nobody actually took a second to think; maybe Lizzie Borden was actually telling the truth about the stuff she did. One person made an assumption and all of a sudden, they had the entire world thinking the same thing.
The research paper I am conducting is on Lizzie Borden who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892 with a hatchet. Due to failed investigation and lack of technology at the time, Lizzie was released and acquitted of all charges. In this paper I will point out what the police did not do properly during the investigation, as well as what I would have done differently.
In The Crucible, hysteria enabled people to believe that their neighbors were capable of conversing with the devil. The most obvious case of hysteria is when Abigail Williams accuses Elizabeth Proctor of sending her spirit out to harm her in the dead of night. Ezekiel Cheever explains “Abigail Williams sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’s house tonight, and without word nor warnin’ she falls to the floor. And he goes to save her, and, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draws a needle out. She testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in”(Miller 36). Abigail only made up this incident to get back at Proctor for choosing Elizabeth over her. Hysteria also occurred when Thomas Putnam accused Rebecca Nurse of the murder of Ann Putnam's babies. After his wife was escorted to jail,Francis Nurse exclaimed to Reverend Hale “For murder, she’s charged! For the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam's babies”(Miller 34). Ann Putnam believed that Rebecca had summoned her spirit during the time when she was in labor and purposely murdered her children. Both these exaggerated stories benefited the accuser and damaged the
The people of Salem Village are surrounding the accused. They are getting the rope ready to hang the 17-year-old girl. The girl is screaming at the top of her lungs because she knows that she can do nothing to help herself. The judge has already made up their mind. She was as good as dead. Every time someone was accused, they most likely died. The harsh reality of what was going on in Salem Village was completely real. Although the people of Salem Village thought they were killing witches, instead of having pointless violence, they chose to have harm done to other people rather than themselves, because they could be jealous or unhappy.
Lizzie Borden took an axe... Or did she? Hello, this is my opinion on Lizzie, although the poem says she took an axe, what was John doing, the maid, and sister? The maid was the only person in the house besides Lizzie and Abbi. Did they set up the murders? John was out of town, suspiciously, and the sister was out with a friend. The father was running errands. Lizzie had an attorney and claimed Lizzie was sleeping during the murders. And if these people did associate with Lizzie, why, they as much to gain as anyone? Did Andrew choose ,favorites? Was Abbi a bad mother? We may never know.
The Murder of Andrew and Abby Borden In the years 1977 through 1986, over 300 guardians were murdered by their own kids (Heide, 1992). In Massachusetts there are roughly 124 people killed each year (Massachusetts Crime Rates, 2016). We all know that Lizzie Borden murdered her father and stepmother in her
When Mary Warren comes into the court and claims that everything that happened in the woods is a lie, the group plots together to prove she is wrong. If Mary exposes them, then every single one of them will likely be hanged or put in jail. Abigail accuses Mary of sending a cold breeze to torture her and the other girls. The girls act as one with Abigail as their speaker because of group mentality. The group follows Abigail’s example because they know it will help their cause. Later in the session, Abigail claims to see a yellow bird; she says it is Mary’s spirit. As she pretends to be horrified, she screams, “Why-? Why do you come, yellow bird?” (106). She is trying to convince the whole courtroom, including Mary that witchcraft is occurring. After the girls mock and torment Mary, she screams that John Proctor is working for the devil. She begins to act like the group of girls because it is natural for humans to group together for safety. Although she tries to resist, she joins the group because of human nature; she wants to have the comfort of people around her with similar beliefs. Mary wants to feel accepted. She is influenced by the girls to act like them because she knows it is the only way to get out of the situation. In the courtroom, Danforth asks Mary Warren to pretend to faint, but she is unable to reenact it. She claims that she could only do it when she thought she was possessed by spirits. Since she
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice published in 1813 has boundlessly inspired individuals to adapt this story in various creative contexts. The story divulges the adversities lashed against women in an era where class elucidated your social position and marriage was an absolute necessity. In the story, Elizabeth Bennet is a catalyst that transcends these injunctive boundaries of a customary marriage based on one's social position by vanquishing her prejudices against Mr. Darcy’s arrogant pride to redefine the true meaning of love. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are a 2012 American drama web series created by Bernie Su that was adapted from the novel Pride and Prejudice. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries exploits similar themes behind the original Pride and