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Cotton Mather and His Interpretation of "The Trial of Martha Carrier"

Summary: Essay describes the tone of Cotton Mather regarding his writing about "The Trial of Martha Carrier."
Mather uses a very objective tone throughout the Trial of Martha Carrier. He begins with introducing the case. He tone is casual, and restricted to the basics. It gives the reader a general overview of what is to come. For example, he says "according to the form usual in such a case" referring to Martha Carrier pleading guilty. He seems to present this as the usual, hum drum, run of the mill attitude of the defendant.

Mather gives only one side to the case, even though the witnesses are against Martha Carrier. Mather never gives his opinion of the case, therefore he does not show his outright support for the witnesses, nor does he defend Martha Carrier. This makes the reader wonder what his ideas are about the case. However, this proves that his tone is objective.

He separates the witness's accounts against Martha Carrier, showing that they...

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