Salem Witchcraft , Issue Four

Salem witchcraft, issue 4
Issue four was about the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria caused by a Fear of Women?   The issue in the Puritan culture was that women were being accused of performing witchcraft.   In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries there were over 100 witchcraft trials in New England.   Over forty percent of those trials ended up in execution.
The beginning of this era was a group of three girls, one being assistance of Parris’s West Indian Slave, Tituba, were trying to see into the future by submerging egg whites   in a glass, this   lead to tragic results in the Salem community.   One of the girls believed she saw the image of a coffin in the egg whites.   Following this incident, the girls began to show out of control symptoms of the possessed. Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne were accused of practicing witchcraft and were arrested.
Paranoia soon followed the girl’s arrest.   Many were arrested and accused of performing witchcraft.   Out of those hundreds, many accused were women.   19 were convicted and hung.   Out of many, only one man was accused and murdered because he would not admit to being guilty or admit he was innocence. The issue is that most of the ones accused were based on gender. Or was it just a coincidence that most of the ones showing signs of witchcraft were women?
Two women disagree with one another about which one is true. Yes, Carol Karlsen says.   She says that the beliefs that women were evil existed in the Puritan culture and were threats to the society.   On the other hand, Laurie Winn Carlson says no.   She believes that the witchcraft was the product of people’s responses to physical and neurological behaviors caused by encephalitis.
Carol Karlsen believes that it was the fear of women that caused the witchcraft hysteria.   She says that women were perceived to be innately evil by their male counterparts.   The Puritan men saw women as their slaves, and when women rebelled this caused men to react in such ways to call...