Elizabeth and her sister in law Rebecca Mary Seton nursed the sick and dying among their family, friends, and needy neighbors. Elizabeth was one of the founders and charter member of The Society for the Relief of poor widows. With the death of Williams’s father, the seton family fortunes began to decline. William and Elizabeth took Williams six younger sibling, ages six to sixteen.
“ I’m very sorry Carrie...” is what the doctor said; she knew it was coming, that he was going to say it. “I’m very sorry Carrie; you have been diagnosed with cancer.”
One of the highly admired women was named Rebecca. Rebecca is named in several books deal with the trials including The Crucible. Rebecca was a nurse and loved by many of the people in Massachusetts colony. This human was a beloved mother of several and blessed with healthy grandchildren. Despite all the evidence proving that Rebecca was not guilty, she was
She stubbornly stood up for what she believed in even though it killed her. Rebecca Nurse attended church, she refused to say she was a witch and was not going to lie and say she was a witch when she was not one because she is honest. The traits I noticed that Rebecca and I have in common are our religion, stubbornness and our honesty.
The people in the town of Salem will forever never be the same all because of the actions that one girl played out through the whole town. She turn the small town of Salem, Massachusetts into a terrorizing place which ended with the passing of many innocent people. This story will never be forgotten as it is a deranged and unrealistic part of history.
Rebecca Nurse and I have similar motherly instincts. Rebecca had many children and grandchildren. She spent much time around kids and has raised a family. She proves she is good with children by calming Betty when no one else could. I would like to think that I am also good
Rebecca Nurse and I portray similar personality traits because of displaying our kindness, optimism, and religiousness. I would like to believe that if I were Rebecca during the Salem Witchcraft Trials, I would act the same way as she
Abigail and the girls used the prejudice of ageism to their advantage. When talking to Reverend Parris, Abigail admitted, “we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it-and I'll be whipped if I must be. But they're speakin' of witchcraft. Betty's not witched” (Miller 9). The young age of the girls made a shield of innocence that protects them from any accusation. Another victim of ageism was Rebecca Nurse. When Goody Nurse was introduced, her description said, “"Rebecca Nurse, seventy-two, enters. She is white-haired, leaning upon her walking-stick” (Arthur 23). The people and the judiciaries thought Rebecca had potential of being a witch since she is older. One main solution to the problem of this particular type of prejudice was the petition of ninety-nine people that declared a good name towards Rebecca Nurse. The petition backfired and Judge Danforth brought the people who signed the paper into the court for questioning. In result of the different ages of the people in Salem, the court system became unjust with the accused leaning towards older
Rebecca Akin was born in 1980, and was a teenager during the early and late 1980s.Rebecca’s family included her father, mother, and two younger sisters. A typical day for her involved going to school, coming home to do homework and chores, and hanging out with friends or going outside.After dinner, she would finish up her homework, and then relax before bed.
' The spiteful and envious actions of Goody Putnam, resulted in Rebecca's death. 'I have this morning signed away the soul of Rebecca Nurse'. In Goody Putnam's search for an excuse and reason for her deceased children. The willingness of Mrs Putnam to accuse Rebecca is influenced by the mass accusations from the citizens of Salem as many of them attempt to receive more property. 'Vengeance is walking Salem'. In doing so she allows her truthfulness, judgement and morality to be clouded and disturbed by desire for revenge.
At the age of 24, Rebecca married Frances Nurse after relocating to Salem, Massachusetts. Rebecca bore four sons and four daughters adding to the family. “The wife of a respectable farmer,Francis Nurse, and by this time a great-grandmother,she was famed for her piety. No one came closer in character to the ideal of a Puritan saint.” (Hill 1803). Both her and her husband Francis, attended church regularly and were well respected members of the community of Salem. “Rebecca Nurse was an elderly and respected member of the Salem community. Nurse was one of the first "unlikely" witches to be accused. At the time of her trial she was 71 years old, and had "acquired a reputation for exemplary piety that was virtually unchallenged in the community." It was written of Nurse: "This venerable lady, whose conversation and bearing were so truly saint-like, was an invalid of extremely delicate condition and appearance, the mother of a large family, embracing sons, daughters, grandchildren, and one or more great-grandchildren. She was a woman of piety, and simplicity of heart." Her saintly reputation preceded her, so when she was accused of witchcraft in 1692 many members of the community came forward and spoke on her behalf. Thirty nine well respected members of the community came forward and signed a petition on Nurse’s half vouching for her behavior, while several others scared to come forward, wrote individual petitions vouching for her reputation and
During this scene, Giles reveals that Francis’ wife, Rebecca, has been taken to jail because of accusations of witchcraft; specifically, that she used witchcraft to murder Ann Putnam’s babies. In response to this, Reverend Hale begins to doubt the veracity of the charges against various members of the Salem community, and he begins to lose hope in the ability of a court to get justice. The theme of loss of hope, especially with regards to losing hope in finding the truth, shows how a character may at first be certain in what they believe to be an absolute, but as they receive more information, they may begin to doubt their belief in this truth. Though Reverend Hale, upon arriving to Salem, is insistent upon the fact that there were witches present, when he begins to see not only the number of people accused, but also the type of people who are accused, he is not so insistent upon this. Reverend Hale has a very positive impression of Rebecca Nurse, and believes her to be honest, good, and a devout Christian, and as such, this accusation against her causes him to question whether not only this specific allegation, but also those of a multitude of others, is justified. Hale states, “If Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning” (Miller 71). Though
Rebecca’s father Edward Rawson became a full town leader within months of his arrival. This is most likely due to his status as a wealthy merchants son. His grandfather who was a doctor also made a heaping donation to the colony or 1000 lbs. sterling. Rebecca’s story begins when she took a liking to a new member of the colony named, Thomas Hale, who was a supposed aristocrat. After Thomas courting Rebecca her father approved the marriage. Since Rebecca, being a woman, could not inherit land she instead inherited a dowry of clothing, fine china, gold, and tangible goods. Thomas being her new husband inherits her