Salem Witch Trial: Inevitable Tradgedy

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The Salem Witch Trials began around the time of 1692. In history it is a mass hysteria for people on the "witch hunt". This is the time where people went on witch hunts to accuse those who were guilty of being involved in witch craft. This unfortunate event occurred in the town of Boston, Massachusetts. The Salem Witch Trials were an inevitable tragedy because of Puritan life-style, the determination of prosecution, economic conditions and teenage boredom.

In the town of Boston the life-style was structured around their religious beliefs, Puritanism. The Puritans believed strongly in God and had compact theories about the government which they thought they should abide by the words in the scripture. When the news of witch craft broke out the Puritans believed that this was an act of the devil. They thought that the devil became apart of the person, leading them to do such awful things. To them, this behavior was viewed as punishable, therefore, they thought that death was a very suitable consequence for their actions. The Salem Witch Trials were very similar to the red scare of the 1950s. They both were unfortunate time periods that convictions and condemnations were given to innocent people. Both of these events were powered by a misplaced desire to protect ones community. Both events were bound to happen because of the government views.

Prosecution was a major contribution as to why the Salem Witch Trials were unavoidable. When a person convicted another person of partaking in witchcraft, one became under suspicion in the eyes of others around the community. Throughout the town there was a variation of wealth among the people; this lead to jealousies. Other people wanted what the other person had, therefore, they would accuse the other person to get what they wanted. There was also a difference in religion among the people. The Puritans thought that it was wrong to not believe what they did. They had hopes that killing people would be an example and good...
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