The Crucible is a movie based on the true story about the witch trials that were held in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The movie is historically correct is the aspect that the trials started off from a group of girls trying to stay out of trouble by accusing people in the village that they casted their spirit onto them to make the young ladies act like they were being harmed by the so called bewitched. The movie is very good and properly explains how the girls started the whole thing.
The movie is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. A time where many believed in witch craft and those accused of witchery would be hung or some other form of execution. In 1692 young girls would be in a lot of trouble if found dancing in the woods naked or trying to cast love spells on men. So when they were confronted on such accusations they lied and started to spread lies of witchcraft to stay out of trouble. As the movie continuities the girls have named many people as witches.
Since the incident took place in the 1600’s those accused of witchery were often hung within the next few weeks, and since there was no proof of being a witch the courts would believe the young girls no questions asked since they didn’t young girls such as themselves were capable of lying to such an extent. The main character in the movie is Abigail Williams. She is the main “ring leader” of all the of girls involved in the making of accusations of witchcraft.
She didn’t want to get into trouble when confronted about dancing in the woods so she blamed the house slave named Tituba. Since Tituba doesn’t want to be hung she claimed that the devil wanted her but she says she refused and that she is a woman of god. Soon after that all of the girls start to say that they saw towns people with the devil and that they would cast out their spirits onto the girls and make then do thing, or cause them physical pain. After many people are accused of witchery Abigail Williams accused a woman named Elizabeth Procter.
Abigail used to stay with Mrs. Procter and her husband John Procter but once Elizabeth found out that John and Abigail “knew” each other she let Abigail go and she then moved in with her uncle. Convinced that Elizabeth was tarnishing Abigail’s name in the village she called witchery on Elizabeth, thinking if she was out of the picture her and John could be together. After many more innocent people are accused of being a witch and executed one of the girls accuses John Procter so the other girls would stop accusing her of being a witch.
After this is done Abigail tires to get John out of jail and to run away with her, after he declines this she runs away by herself. Then Procter is offered to sign his name and admit to being a witch, he signs is name to the paper but refused to hand it over for all to see, he then rips up the paper and decides he would rather hang then sign away his good name. I believe that the movie is historically accurate and the role of Abigail Williams was very accurate.
She is just a young girl who wanted someone she knew she couldn’t have and she wanted to stay out of trouble. Elizabeth Procter is also protruded very well. She is a strong woman and just wants the best for her family. When given the chance to admit to the court about her husbands adultery and tarnish is good name to give a reason for Abigail to want to harm her and her family she stands by her husband and lies that nothing happened between the two of them, as most wives would. John Proctors character is also very accurate to what really happened.
He was attracted to another woman and did something he wasn’t proud of then tried to admit it to the courts. I think the actresses picked to play all the girls were excellent. It is easy to see how a group of girls would lie to stay out of trouble and I believe that they all did an excellent job playing their rolls. The judges in the movie were also historically correct. Since in the 1600’s it was a very religious time “dancing with the devil” was a very serous thing all the judges had to take the accusations very seriously and they all were very believable.
Over all I enjoyed the movie and would suggest it to anyone. It is a entertaining and historically accurate way to enjoy history. To imagine that this really happened and a group of young girls could sit back and cause so many deaths is a very surreal thing. It makes you ask you’re self “if I were in the same situation would I let all these innocent people die too? ” From the actors and the truth behind it all it was a very good movie and something that everyone should watch.
Nuclear Energy Vs. Geothermal Energy
The future of humanity hinges on the advancement of effective, eco-friendly, and high-yield energy sources. Rather than dwelling on history, it is crucial to explore present and future alternatives. Two prominent choices are nuclear fission (nuclear power), which provides enduring and high-output energy but carries environmental hazards; and geothermal energy, a secure alternative that holds the risk of groundwater contamination.
The purpose of this paper is to provide factual information on both forms of energy – nuclear and carbon-based – and determine which one holds the greatest potential as the primary energy producer for the United States. Nuclear energy was first discovered in 1896 by Henri Becquerel, a French scientist. In his experiments, he observed that photographic plates placed near uranium would darken, similar to X-ray plates (Our-Energy). The generation of nuclear energy involves boiling water with a uranium rod and using the resulting steam to power a steam turbine or pressurizing water. It can be obtained through uranium, plutonium, or thorium fission, or through hydrogen fusion into helium. However, currently uranium remains the main source (Our-Energy). The crucial aspect of nuclear energy lies in its ability to produce 10 million times more energy than burning an atom of carbon from coal when an atom of uranium splits (Our-Energy). Essentially, nuclear energy involves converting mass into energy according to Albert Einstein’s famous equation E=mc2. This conversion process occurs either through atomic nucleus splitting or forceful interactions between atomic nuclei.
The sun’s nuclear power is nuclear fusion, which happens when hydrogen atoms combine to form helium atoms. Nuclear reactors use steam as the driving force and emit almost no harmful pollutants into the Earth’s atmosphere. In the United States, the nuclear power industry takes full responsibility for all its waste and includes the cost in the final product. On the other hand, France reprocesses more than 1000 metric tons of spent fuel annually without any incidents at the La Hague chemical complex, located at the forefront of Normandy’s windy Cotentin peninsula.
The state-controlled nuclear giant Areva operates La Hague, which is responsible for receiving and recycling all of France’s spent fuel rods from its 59 reactors. While La Hague has a commendable environmental track record, it is not without its flaws. Reprocessing, or recycling, involves the reuse of these spent nuclear fuel rods. France can recycle 97% of their rods and produces only a small amount of waste. However, achieving a complete nuclear renaissance solely through this method is currently unattainable. The main challenge lies in achieving 100% recycling of the spent fuel rods. In an attempt to break down all depleted uranium, France has explored the use of fully commercial breeder reactors but has yet to achieve success. On the other hand, the United States claims to have found a solution that addresses the risk associated with reprocessing by preventing materials from being used for bomb making.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter’s administration enforced a prohibition on the reprocessing of spent fuel for power reactors in the United States due to apprehensions regarding the potential danger of nuclear materials being obtained by unauthorized entities such as rogue nations or terrorist groups (Nuclear Waste-land). Nonetheless, experts at the U.S. Department of Energy have devised an alternative method that they argue provides improved protection against terrorism, effectively addressing concerns surrounding nuclear security and proliferation (NRC).
The demand for nuclear energy in the United States is on the rise, indicating a positive perception and acceptance of its benefits. Despite past disasters such as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl causing hesitation, significant technological advancements have greatly enhanced reactor safety over the past thirty years.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for regulating and managing all nuclear waste in the United States, including low level waste (LLW), high level waste (HLW), storage of spent nuclear fuel, and transportation of spent nuclear fuel. LLW consists of various items such as radioactively contaminated protective clothing, tools, filters, rags, and medical tubes. Waste incidental to reprocessing refers to specific byproducts generated from reprocessing spent fuel rods, which are different from high-level waste defined by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). HLW comprises irradiated or used nuclear reactor fuel. According to the NRC, uranium mill tailings are the residues remaining after extracting uranium and thorium from natural ore. While geothermal energy may not seem visually appealing compared to wind turbines or solar mirrors in deserts, its potential should not be disregarded solely based on appearance.
Geothermal energy is currently being utilized by over twenty countries worldwide to generate electricity. Despite contributing less than one percent of the United States’ total electricity consumption, it remains the leading global producer of geothermal energy (Unleash the future). The origin of harnessing Earth’s heat for electricity production can be traced back to Landarello, a small town in Italy dating back to 1904.
According to Our-energy, the first attempt at using geothermal energy to produce electricity involved testing steam as a means to operate a small turbine. This turbine successfully powered five light bulbs, which was an important milestone in utilizing geothermal energy. Geothermal energy captures the heat trapped in rocks deep beneath the earth’s surface, formed billions of years ago from the earth’s core. Rocks located approximately three hundred feet below still retain radon remnants from the earth’s core.
Geothermal energy is a highly promising source of energy that surpasses fossil fuels in terms of potential. According to Our-energy, it is estimated to provide 50,000 times more energy worldwide. Currently, residential units in different cities and towns across the United States are already benefiting from geothermal energy to avoid high energy costs. However, Unleash the future states that one major drawback of this renewable resource is its limited availability. Geothermal power plants require suitable heat exploitation areas mostly found on the periphery of tectonic plates, especially in regions with active volcanoes and tectonic activity.
Ground water contamination is a potential drawback of geothermal energy, as it can happen when water overflows in the underground piping and brings minerals from deep within the earth’s crust. To mitigate this issue, efforts are being made to develop enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) that could prevent ground water contamination and minimize the unlikely occurrence of earthquakes. In 2007, new regulations were established by the Bureau of Land Management and the Minerals Management Service after implementing the 2005 EPAct.
The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding concerning leasing decisions on Forest Service Land. The federal geothermal leasing and resource management is governed by a federal mandate that was updated in 2005 through Mr. John Rishel’s amendments to geothermal leasing as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. These policies and acts have the dual purpose of safeguarding the environment and fostering the advancement of geothermal technology.
Determining the worthiness of traditional energy versus nuclear energy is challenging. Nuclear energy, being more advanced with higher power output, seems like the preferable option. However, it’s possible that these two energies could collaborate in the future. Using one energy where the other isn’t suitable could result in clean and safe energy for households globally. In conclusion, both technologies are still early-stage but hold promising opportunities for the future of human civilization. They have potential to provide endless energy and drive advancements in various other technologies, from understanding our planet better to enabling long-distance space travel. The progress and development of both energy sources will shape the future.
Women In China Vs Rome
Rome (750 BC–AD 500). Women in Rome during 750 Bc threw 500 AD had important roles to play, such as cooking for the family, cleaning up the house, to watch and care for the children and men. Basically be a home wife and mother. They weren’t expected to do anything else if they were to not go by these roles they would usually be tortured by there spouses. The status of women compared to men during the time, was the women were basically treated like slaves as for the men they were treated like kings and gods they made the women please them.
While the women suffer a “hard knock” life. The women’s life was much more difficult they had rules to obey they basically had a 24/7 hour job with out pay. Men were very sexist and did not believe women could do anything but serve men and take care of house hold chores and be mothers. The men’s life wasnt as simple either but a better life than the women. China (350 BC–AD 600). Women in china during 350 BC-AD 600 the women were treated the same as the women in Rome they were expected to do every chore serve the men and take care of the children .
The status of the women compared to men was that the man had control and the women were the slaves to all men even there own son’s . The women’s life was still difficult and the mens life was still a walk on the beach… But little do they know the women are going to strike back and win there rights. But during the time women’s life were torturous and so wrong but these women were strong to deal with what they were put threw