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A Personal Account of Dreaming of Speaking on Behalf of the Accused during the Salem Witch Trials
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Dreaming of Salem A strange thing happened to me last week I was just leaving the Holyoke Mall after buying a pair of Tommy Hilfiger jeans It was the first time I had ever bough a Hilfiger item but for some reason I really wanted to My boyfriend was driving home and I began to doze off while reading my copy of Witches and Historians All of a sudden I woke up and found myself in a strange place I got out of bed walked outside and saw a bunch of people who looked like Puritans standing around arguing I couldnt really hear them but I caught a few words like witch and disease and burn Right then I realized where I was It was 1692 and I was in Salem MA I had just read about the Salem witch trials so I was well aware of the horrible events which were about to occur I struggled with myself as to what to do On the one hand I did not feel it was my job to change history On the other hand I could not let innocent women be burned at the stake I knew then what I must do That day I planned what I would say and do to help the witches of Salem In the evening there was a town meeting in which they discussed what to do about the witches I waited and listened and then it was my turn to speak They say hindsight is 2020 Being from the 21rst century I have all the hindsight I need to see that witches are nothing more than scapegoats You Puritans must realize that those who you have labeled witches and believe are destroying your society are really nothing more than people the you have come to blame for things that they never did When you have no way of explaining a tragic death or illness you
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