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Salem Witch Trials

             How unfair and how wrong it is to be accused of something you didn't do. In the Salem Witch Trial, there were many innocent civilians who were wrongfully accused of witchcraft, all because of innocent child's play. It was upsetting to read that blameless people were being killed by the hands of these evil children. The horrific event that occurred in Salem Village should never have happened, but it did, for that, numerous amounts of people died.
             On January 20, nine-year-old Elizabeth Parris and eleven-year-old Abigail Williams began to have strange behavior, such as improper screaming, violent seizures, and daydreams. Within a short amount of time after they noticed the strange behavior of these girls, other girls within the village began to demonstrate there similar behavior. It was an epidemic, girl after girl were showing the strange and disturbing behavior. Not a single person new what to think of the strange behaviors of these girls, not the pastor, not the doctor, or the people in the village. They couldn't come up with any answer to determine any physical cause for these symptoms. In mid February physicians came up with a conclusion that these girls were under the influence of Satan. If they only new that these girls were playing a horrible game that would end up in death.
             Late February the Reverend had the girls fast to get rid of these evil force that overwhelmed them. The village needed answers for the cause of the disturbing actions .
             the girls displayed so the girls, feeling pressured, told the village that Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne were the cause. Just because they were children and innocent so they thought, they believed them and not the adults. March first, the accused were brought to be examined; only Ttituba lied and told the villagers that she was a witch. More were being accused some were church going people but some had previous records of doing witch craft.

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