The results of witch hunts, such as social implications, usually bring about many unforeseen events and consequences. For example, countless numbers of peoples, estimated in the tens of thousands, died due to the accusation of witchcraft. These people “face humiliations, torture and banishment” (Prasad 1-2) simply because of the accusation of witchcraft under (usually) false charge...
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...lusion, the Indian and Salem witch hunts may share extremely similar physical characteristics and social implications but differ in their motives and executions. Both witch hunts share in the classic aspects of witch hunts, barbarity, paranoia, and all of the other things humanity deems necessary to create one of our great tragedies. But, to look back on it in our civilized society it becomes necessary to ask ourselves whether the choice we would make is not as superficial as theirs.
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