Judge Hawthorne: Judge Over The Salem Witch Trials

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Abraham López September 30, 2015 American Literature Judge Hawthorne The presiding judge over the Salem witch trials is Judge Hawthorne, a man who will not change his ideas over what is right from wrong. This man along with judge Danforth sent most of the Salem “witches” to the gallows. He never doubted the existence of the supernatural and of witches and evil followers of Satan. That is the main reason he did not question the cases and accusations of witchcraft and evildoing that were held on his court. In most of the trials he would be more a prosecutor than a judge, trying to get the “evildoers” into jail or into their deaths. Judge John Hawthorne rarely doubted his own knowledge and his ideals, he would agree totally with the Puritan

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