The Mass Hysteria Between Today?S Society And The Salem Witch Hunt

560 words - 2 pages

The mass hysteria between today’s society and the Salem witch hunt can be compared through Freedom , Religion ,and the killing of innocent victims. Mass hysteria has caused a lot of destruction in society throughout the years. It has brought about a lot of chaos in both Salem as well as the present society. Mass hysteria has brought out a lot of fear in people in both Salem and present society.

     Freedom in today’s society is totally different from back when the witch trials were going on in Salem. By the people in the United States being able to do whatever we want to do whenever we want to do it. Compared to the people in Salem always being accused and checked up on for being a witch. The similarities in the United States and Salem would be that they are both losing some of their freedom’s everyday. By not really being able to dance in Salem and in the Unites States not being able to fly without fear so the freedom of doing things at will and that are fun are taken away from us.

     The next major mass hysteria in the society of the United States today and in Salem would be Religion. The difference between religion in Salem and the United States would be that in Salem they are all one religion, but in the United States we have a bunch of different religions. To compare the religion in the United States and in Salem would be that we the people in the United States believe in Christianity and in Salem the people have a weird religion that makes them not be able to really do anything. We in the United States and in Salem...

Find Another Essay On The mass hysteria between today?s society and the Salem witch hunt

The Salem Witch Trials: The Beginning of the Hysteria

858 words - 4 pages infants, two dogs were clubbed to death for being a “witch’s accomplice”, and over 200 people were on trial (Garraty, 729-730). It was one of the earliest grotesque, horrific, mistakes of American history, all due to a selfish fear of the supernatural, that will never be forgotten. Works Cited Aronson, Marc. Witch-hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials. New York: Atheneum for Young Readers, 2003. Print. Blumberg, Jess. "Smithsonian.com

"The Salem Hysteria" explains the events of the Salem witch trials and why they occured when and where they did.

1375 words - 6 pages September of 1692, most of those charged with witchcraft resided near the road that separated the town from the village, whereas the farmers distant from the economic affluence were the accusers.Now, let's further examine the events that took place, or somewhat started the whole Salem witch-hunt hysteria. With the combination of ongoing frontier war, economic state of affairs, congregational conflict, teenage monotony, and personal, family versus

The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692: The History, Proceedings, and Legal Consequences of the Mass Hysteria

2045 words - 9 pages , over 150 men and women were formally charged with the crime of witchcraft. Of those 150, only 19 were ever executed (Godbeer). The trials at Salem had both immediate and lingering aftereffects, some of which have changed the world today. The witch trials represent the largest outpouring of anti-witchcraft activity in the British colonies bordering the Atlantic Ocean, as well as its last. No more would there be mass witch-hunts or trials. Though

The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692: The History, Proceedings, and Legal Consequences of the Mass Hysteria

2217 words - 9 pages -differences-between-the-salem-witch-trials-and-the-american-court-system/>. “Court of Oyer and Terminer.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 24 January 2014. Web. 17 March 2014 Dershowitz, Alan. America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation. Hachette Digital, Inc, 2004. Web. Godbeer, Richard. The Salem Witch Hunt: A Brief History With

Salem witch hunt summary and desciption. For social studies.

561 words - 2 pages a link between the witch hysteria and how society tells people what is wrong, an example of that are people telling other people that being gay is wrong. I know that it is wrong because the Bible tells us Christians that but non-Christians don't agree and don't have to agree with us about these things because they don't believe the same things. We can't just tell gay people that they are wrong in what they do and have a reason they will believe

The Crucible. An analysis on the Hysteria in Salem during the Witch Trials.

712 words - 3 pages were left to wander the town. Salem was definitely not a good place to be in the early 1960’s.All in all, the Salem Witch Trials were more of a power struggle or a fear-driven blame game than anything. In John Proctor’s words, “We are what we always were in Salem, but now little crazy children jangle the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law.” It was the irrationality of an entire town that led to the hunt of something that was never there.Based on The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

Danforth?s Witch Hunt, Is It J

495 words - 2 pages Danforth’s Witch Hunt, Is it Justified? (An Essay on the Crucible) I write in response to your column regarding Judge Danforth’s actions during the witch trials in Salem. Surprisingly, you praised Judge Danforth for his “impartiality and tact” during this tragic set of trials. You could not be farther from the truth. Judge Danforth abused his judicial power, throughout the trials, to the fullest of his abilities. His abuses range from berating

The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

2436 words - 10 pages feelings along with the Puritanical beliefs held by the community led to the onset of the largest episode of mass hysteria in the United States' history. Puritanism focused on instilling a fear of sin, with regard to perpetual condemnation as consequence ("History"). When the crisis known as the Salem Witch Trials or Salem Witch Hysteria began there were three primary driving forces. Social anxieties, irrational fears and misguided theology were

The Great Witch Hunt

1015 words - 5 pages get rid of people that they had personal vengeance on, plus a minority group of people. Miller explained that McCarthyism and the Great Witch Hunt are very similar events and unfortunately, the reasons behind it are very identical, too. Economics and Politics take part in the outbreak of mass hysteria as well. Debtors of Salem have been accused of witchcraft, and the aristocratic men of the McCarthyism era have accused lower class men that they

The Hysteria of Salem Witchcraft

1216 words - 5 pages if it was caused by a fear of women and give two entirely different interpretations. The first professor, Carol F. Karlsen, agreed that the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria was caused by a fear of women. She agrees that the belief in the Puritian culture, that women were evil, existed because they were seen as a potential threat to the order of the society. That is why women were generally seen as witches. When witchcraft was initially

The Salem Witch Trials

1693 words - 7 pages witchcraft and there were even more accused that were not actually pursued by the authorities.” However, some sources claim that during the Salem witch-hunt more than 200 people were arrested as witches , nineteen of them were hung and one man over eighty years of age was pressed to death for refusing to submit to a trial on charges of witchcraft. The seeds of the hysteria that afflicted Salem Village, Massachusetts were sown in January 1692 when

Similar Essays

The Salem Witch Hysteria Essay

3426 words - 14 pages The Salem Witch Hysteria Hundreds of years ago something, that was considered one of the darkest and most tragic events in all of American history, began in 1692; The Salem Witch Hysteria. In the beginning, before the trials ever began or were even thought of was something every witch is greatly aware of, The Inquisition. It was the catholic tribunal's way of exposing and punishing those that they called 'Religiously Unorthodox'. By 430

The Salem Witch Trials, Hysteria And Religion

842 words - 3 pages : delirium, violent convulsions, incomprehensible speech, and strange skin sensations. Ergot is caused by the fungus Claviceps purpurea, which affects rye, wheat and other cereal grasses. This bacterium can grow on bread. The theory of what happened was that they were farmer and they plant their own food. In conclusion, the Salem Witch Trials were result of hysteria. One of the strongest evidence that explains this extraneous things that occurred

Mass Hysteria Today And In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

850 words - 3 pages " (Miller 2071); Miller's own expository throughout the play places further emphasis upon her good character. To justify her predicament, however, Miller offers the explanation that the Putnams used the mass hysteria surrounding the possibility of witchcraft in Salem to their advantage and accused Rebecca, not because she was a witch, but because of both a long-standing political dispute and a land feud between the Nurses and the

Mass Hysteria Today And In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

1689 words - 7 pages Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible displays the absolute control that the ego can have on not only the individual but on a society as well. A person may think that witch hunts are a confection of the past because as a modern society we do not fall victim so easily to ploys such as those which were created by the young girls of Salem. This however is untrue because within my short lifetime I have seen that we have been programmed to be fearful