“It is one thing to believe in witches and quite another to believe in witch smellers,K.G Chesterton” In the early 1600’s some people started believing the witch hunt trials, that the devil was really inside their souls controlling them maybe even for the simple reasons of suspicion as well. In two articles “Modern Day Witch Hunt” and “The
Salem Witch Trials” we see how society is impacted by so called witch hunts.
The Salem Witch Trials occurred in massachusetts during the 1600’s. “More then
200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft(Blumberg1)”. It is evident that, for many years religions had a strong belief that the devil could control certain people and harm others as well. Through out the 1300’s too th4e end of the 1600’s tens of thousands of men and women were executed for supposed witchcrafts. Without a doubt, many people were put into jail and trial. Because of this jails were over crowded, conditions were unsanitary, families were torn apart, people lived in fear and people lost their lives. After the death of
Giles Corey cruel and unusual punishments were banned.
Alex Rodriguez, A player of the New York Yankees had been called out of 211 games for a suspected use of drugs. “Performance enhancing drugs can have a very damaging effects on the body(Johnson1)”. According to the author, it can set a bad example towards younger athletes and can be a big problem towards records and titles already won. Over the years athletes have been suspended and lost money worth millions due to loss of advertising endorsements and for major companies. In january Lance Armstrong admitted to cheating his way to a record of seven Tour De France victories, as a result of 6this he had been banned for life and stripped of his titles. Clearly, Rodriguez had on of the harshest punishments in the history of Major League Baseball. Some people begin to ask questions
“Who is responsible for giving these athletes the drugs?” or