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The Sacrifice Setting & Symbolism

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Andover, Massachusetts

The story takes place in Andover, Massachusetts, which at the time was a semi-rural area surrounding a small town.

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem was a larger town not far from Andover. Witch hunts and witch trials first took place in Salem where some innocent women were put to death.

Salem Prison

Abigail, Dorothy and their Aunt Elizabeth were all accused of witchcraft and were incarcerated in the prison in Salem. The conditions of the prison were unfit for animals.

Faulkner Family Home and Farm

The Faulkner family lived in a large country home where they had enough acreage to raise livestock and farm.

The Meetinghouse

The Puritanical community met at the meetinghouse for Sunday Sermons. The meetinghouse was also used for other public meetings including trials.

The Trial

The trial of Abigail and Dorothy was held at the meetinghouse before a panel of three visiting magistrates. The...

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