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A whole bunch, it turns out. Which, like so many things in American history, was made up after the The Witch - Dysasther - The Abyss Of Insanity The Mayflower first made landfall on Cape Cod, and even when it moved on to Plymouth nobody mentioned a rock. Will, a would-be farmer from the north of England played by the tremendous Ralph Inesonis such a religious zealot that he has accepted banishment from Plymouth Plantation rather than submit to its doctrines and laws.
He repeatedly fails to shoot a wild rabbit who shows up several times. It may not be coincidental that in both Native American and Celtic legend, rabbits or hares often The Witch - Dysasther - The Abyss Of Insanity as supernatural tricksters.
Remember, this story takes place 60 years or so before the infamous witch trials in Salem, and none of the English-speaking people on this continent felt the slightest doubt that the devil was at work among them, seeking to corrupt and pervert their godly experiment. A luminous beauty of 13 or 14 — and the only one of the children who can remember their old life in England — Thomasin has become a disruptive force within her family, in ways that are not spoken out loud.
One afternoon, when she is caring for Sam, her newborn baby brother, he disappears, literally from under her nose. They could feel that something bad would happen, or had happened already. Is Thomasin the witch of the title? Her younger sister Mercy Ellie Graingerwho is no more than 6 or 7, says the same thing about herself, in somewhat more specific and troubling fashion. Is it, on a grander scale, an allegorical tale about religious hysteria and paranoid delusion, and even about the current of self-hatred and self-destructiveness that lies at the heart of the American experience?
I would strongly argue for yes. There is a witch in the woods, after all. We see her sneaking away with infant Sam, the Itzam Cab Ain Katun - Xibalba - Ah Dzam Poop Ek babe so crucial to certain diabolical rituals.
It might be. Evil talking animals. See also: David Chase and the final scene of "The Sopranos. Did some women of that profoundly misogynistic age believe they had sold their souls and engaged in sexual congress with the Dark Lord, as the only pathway to feminine power?
Almost certainly. Did that era of religious torment and overt gender warfare and mistrust of outsiders, not to mention the profound self-loathing instilled by Calvinist theology at its most extreme, sow the seeds we still reap in America nearly years later?
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