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Carlene History Week 5 The source that I think captures the main theme of the Salem witch trial is that of the Salem Witchcraft Papers, more specifically, Examination of Bridget Bishop as recorded by Samuel. From this particular source, the theme of intolerance was highlighted in its entirety. Bridget was accused of practicing witchcraft, which she denied. From the source it was evident that the society was totally against the devil's work as they termed it. In addition, the source presented that there were a division in the society, people belonging to God and those who belonged to the devil. Unfortunately Bridget fell on the devil's side, resulting in her ultimate death, which expresses their intolerance. The chosen source revealed that the Salem witch trial, was administered unfairly. The trial was based upon what the complainant put forward rather than the defendant words. In my opinion the

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