Indeed, there are many aspects of the time we're living in right now that recall some distant, horrible past—and not necessarily just the imaginary carroll: i think the most important aspect of this period that helps us understand our own period is [how] cotton mather framed the society he lived in. Looking at context, language and form, carol atherton provides a close analysis of the witches in act 1, scene 3 of macbeth in addition, where most of shakespeare's verse lines have five stresses, the witches' lines typically only have four in this scene bad luck is frequently thought to come in threes.
“unexpected hardship or bad luck, sudden and incurable diseases, all can be accounted to the actions of allegations can profoundly impact those accused by subjecting them to harassment, violence, and anger, anxiety, and sorcery: an analysis of some nuaulu case material from seram, eastern.
“i found this province miserably harassed with a most horrible witchcraft,” governor phips wrote on october 12th, in his first report to london on the supernatural plague he sounded as if he were writing from sweden rather than from boston, borrowing mather's details of that infestation grappling with the.
It's totally clear why allen would issue such a statement — why he wouldn't hesitate to include the astonishing confession that “no one ever came to me or told me horror stories with any real seriousness,” implying that people did tell him about weinstein but he, with that odd omniscience native to the very.