Sisters's Innocence In The Film : Sovereigns Of Sarah

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The film, Sovereigns of Sarah, provides our modern culture a bone-shivering view of what transpired over 300 years ago in Salem, Massachusetts. A woman, by the name of Sarah Cloyce, was an innocent woman, who was accused of exercising witchcraft. Her sisters too were accused of the same practice. Cloyce was determined to exonerate her sisters’ names, for, after all, they were innocent. However, her sisters were already garrotted. She wished to prove them innocuous years after the trials and execution of her sisters.
Miss Cloyce recalled the account among a panel of judges about her sisters’ innocence. There was no obvious method to explain her sisters’ innocence, except to tell the story and pray that the judges would connect with her emotionally and believe her. Since there were no lie detectors or any form of established court, there was no genuine way to prove or invalidate culpability or innocence, so the judges ruled mostly due to who they believed more. The civil judicial system did not originate until many years later. Also, the U.S. law stating, “Innocent until proven guilty,” had not been entirely developed, in fact; it was quite the contrary.
The leader of the indictments against Miss Cloyce’s sisters and others was a girl named Abigail Williams. Abigail pretended as if the devil possessed the souls of several women and one man. The judges believed the children, because during that era (the sixteen hundreds), many believed that children had the inability to lie,

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