Imagine being put on trial knowing the word innocent would not be used that particular day. Nothing could help considering that this government was based on religion, and G-d was obviously not showing up in person. The prosecutor has no scientific proof at all, only words flowing out of mindless people that are trying to save themselves before they think about what harm they are causing to their community. Abigail shows this by committing acts of witchcraft, and then turns around and points her finger at the innocent.
An unstructured government is just about the same as having no government at all. What is a government without leadership? A theocratic government was in a league all its own. With its only form of reference being the bible, laws were not needed and not useful. In Salem, Massachusetts, the Puritan community based everything they had on their religion. This is why it is no surprise that their government was another daily reminder of how strongly God and the bible affected them.
A looming sense of danger filled the air when John Proctor told his wife that Giles Corey had been executed. He was the first of many to come. And that same sense of danger filled each household as the news spread around Salem about who was being accused and who were the accusers of... [continues]
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