The Simpsons: Witch Trials
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The Simpsons illustrates the prosecutions and hearings that occurred during the Salem Witch Trials in the late seventeenth century. As is portrayed in the clip, anyone can be accused and suspected of being a witch, and even the slightest suspicion that someone is a witch is a cause of concern.

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  • 00:23 - 00:23

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  1. How is Lisa's criticism of what is taking place silenced?
  2. What is the logic of "the process"?

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  • Angelann T. Stephens
    about 1 year ago
    Oh, wow. This definitely shows the hostility of the Puritans. I want to use this.
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