Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Critical words

The person I'm choosing is Abigail, and the word is mischief .
I chose her because she started it all with mischief when she got caught dancing in the woods. When she blames people she makes it even worse. She is a very unreliable girl and does not tell the truth. I think this character is very good at getting into mischief, only because she is sneaky. In a way I believe that she really could be a witch, because of what she caused for everybody.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild was from Tospfield. She was accused by a neighbor who wanted revenge on her son, the Topsfield constable and by a village woman who had a reputation as a simple-minded person. The latter withdrew her accusation, but it was too late. Age: early 60's. Tried June 28,1692. Hanged: July 19,1692.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Word of the day

Weeping- to shed tears

My definition- Weeping- when someone is very down or sad for a period of time and cries a lot.

Weeping makes me think of people that are sitting around crying and can't get over something no matter how hard they try.

It relates to the book because the young girls were weeping when they got caught doing witchcraft. If I think ahead I think that many more people are going to be weeping as the book goes on.

I chose this word because it stuck out to me and it seems appropriate for the book.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Impure Puritans

O puritans, thou are not pure.
Thy deadly sin,
That kills in the night,
In the darkest hours

Has found out thy home,
Of the innocent witch,
Their so-called dark magic,
Does not destroy thy life.