Explore the role that grudges and personal rivalries play in the witch trial hysteria

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  • Explore the role that grudges and personal rivalries play in the witch trial hysteria
    • Revenge
      • Abigail against Elizabeth and John
        • Poweless in daily life, now have a source of power
    • Jealousy
      • Thomas and Ann Putnam jelous of Rebecca Nurses large family
        • Ann: " I am one of nine sons; the Putnam seed have peopled this province. And yet I have but one child left of eight"
        • You think it God's work you should never lose a child, nor grandchild either, and I bury all but one? There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!
        • They use the witch trial hysteria to have Rebecca charged with the supernatural murder of their dead babies.
    • The witch trials created an opportunity for people to act on their long-held grudges
    • Many of these fueds have nothing to do with the witch hysteria
    • Grudges and backstabing is though to be   a work of the devil and would  shunned apon in such a religious community
      • Witch trial hysteria has bought the functionality of a town to a halt
      • Characters out to take this situation to their advantage to gain from others is considered doing the devils work
        • Totally the opposite of what the community of Salem is all about
    • Salem is based on a hierarchy
      • Witch trails start ed by the lowest rank  of the social ladder, young, unmarried girls like Abigail and Mary Warren,
        • Poweless in daily life, now have a source of power
    • Empowerment
      • Parris gains more authority as he blames John for his mistakes

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