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Argumentative Essay On How To Hang A Witch

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Have you ever wonder where the descendants of historically famous people are? In How to Hang a Witch by Adrian Mather, a descendant of Cotton Mather tackles the effect of Salem witch trial more than 300 years after it took place. In the book, Samantha Mather was a direct descendant of the men responsible for spreading fear of witchcraft. Her stepmom had forced her to move back to her dead grandma house in Salem, Massachusetts from New Cork city, because of the expensive medical bill for his dad coma. Upon arrival to the place her father had tried to escape, Samantha was greeted by overly friendly neighbors, whom her stepmom doesn’t trust. After several strange things happening, she met an angry spirit, whom the house used to belong to. To…show more content…
In this case, the teacher was also somewhat of an accomplice as they did not help Samatha but also humiliated her. I have witnessed bullying, but I didn’t really say anything. I was scared, I don’t want to become the next target. When I read this book I realized how bad it could have gotten.

One thing I don’t like is how the authors, on one hand, is saying witchcraft is a fear of somebody being different, while on the other hand having the main character doing magic and mixing potion. I find it missing the point because Witchcraft is supposing to symbolize people fearing the unknown. However, I feel Ms. Adriana Mather is validating witchcraft is real, therefore making all the accusation of witchcrafts possible instead of complete nonsense. I am not denying or supporting witchcraft is real, but I think the author is giving contradicting points. One point is witchcraft is all in people’s head, while the other one is magic is real.

A very important concept in the story don't judge people by their outside, people have experience that shapes their response and action. It's important to think in other people’s shoe. When we look at somebody when can see what they look like, what they are wearing, what is their posture, and maybe scars. However, everybody has a story to tell, often these experience are not visible on the surface. That’s why it's important to give them a chance. For example, the main character, Samantha was judged harshly upon arrival by
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