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Rebecca Nurse

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Transcript of Rebecca Nurse

Rebecca Nurse Social Status husband was a tray-maker
well off land owner
upper-class citizen
good reputation
deeply religious
respected by
community Gossip Concerning Rebecca Nurse Their land dispute may have caused Rebecca to have enemies, specifically the Putnams. Goody Putnam also may have been jealous that Rebecca had so many children, especially since hers' had died. At the time of the trial Rebecca Nurse was old and her health was deteriorating. She was also somewhat hard of hearing. Rebecca Nurse was convicted of witchcraft on June 30, 1692 and sentenced to death by hanging. 71 years old at the time of trial
4 sons, 4 daughters
2 sisters, both accused, one executed
married to Francis Nurse
Involved in land dispute with Putnam's Rebecca Nurse's Reputation well liked and well respected
very good reputation among other citizens
had "acquired a reputation for exemplary piety that was virtually unchallenged in the community."
It was written of Nurse: "This venerable lady, whose conversation and bearing were so truly saint-like, was an invalid of extremely delicate condition and appearance, the mother of a large family, embracing sons, daughters, grandchildren, and one or more great-grand children. She was a woman of piety, and simplicity of heart." Grudges Rebecca Nurse didn't bear any grudges that we know of today, but her family's disputes over land could have created possible lasting controversies. Health Her fate By Michael O'Brien-Haun, Trevor Browning, And Julia Schumaker. Involvement during the trials Analysis Works Cited " Google Image Result for http://free.clipartof.com/118-Witch-Flying-Silhouette-Free-Halloween-Vector-Clipart-Illustration.jpg." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://www.google.com/imgres?q=witch&hl=en&sa=X&tbo=d&biw=1664&bih=989&tbm=isch&tbnid=86HEkMb_cNOAHM:&imgrefurl=http://free.clipartof.com/details/118-Witch-Flying-Silhouette-Free-Halloween-Vector-Clipart-Illustration&docid=yrZiR5oYRGF3iM&imgurl=http://fre>.
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MLA formatting by BibMe.org. Similarities to the book:
Good reputation
Good Christian
Accused by Ann Putnam
8 kids
Analysis cont. Differences to the book:
Only one sister is mentioned
Miller added Goodie Putnam's jealousy of her babies
The trial of Rebecca wasn't in the book Why Miller made these changes, Miller added Mrs. Putnam’s jealousy of her babies to add more reasons to accuse her of witchcraft. He kept most of the details about Rebecca the same, because they made sense in relevance to her character in the book.
We think the changes Miller made are effective to the book, because her main details did not need to be changed but the addition of the history with Mrs. Putnam added necessary drama.
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