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...fferently because of social and historical reasons such as, revenge under the disguise of goodness. Goody Putnam did this to Rebecca Nurse, because Rebecca Nurse was her midwife for most of her babies births, she thought to blame Rebecca for their death soon after giving birth to them. It made people see her as a good Christian and she got relief after mourning all those years for her dead children. People naturally believed that the children were innocent and therefore never turned against them but instead supported them. The Salem Witch Trials was a tragedy that could have been avoided if Reverend Parris had not been in the woods and if John Proctor had not slept with Abigail Parris. I think that even if these things had not happened, someone in Salem could have still discovered the children and started spreading the rumor about witches and witchcraft in Salem.
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