enjoyed it and started to practice it more and more. In his article Koehler states that “the
girls accused only three witches in February and four in March but after the ministers
warning, no fewer than fifteen girls and women of Salem village accused witches- at
least twenty-five additional during April, and fifty-one in May.” (Lyle Koehler, from A
Search for Power: The “Weaker Sex” in Seventeenth-Century New England, University of
Illinois, 1980.) Which ended in 56 men and 146 women in prison. This proves that Salem
witchcraft hysteria was a product of women’s search for power.
Salem witch trials were a product of responses to physical and neurological from
encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).
I am the only one taking this class so I presented my opinion, which is stated above to
my peers. When presenting my opinion, I stated the opposing side as well. My goal was
to get my peers to have an understanding on Salem witch trails and why they
happened. I will have a voting to see what side they agree with, which will determine if I
presented enough facts to support my opinion.