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Crucible What is there about the society of Salem which allows the girls’ stories to be believed? Salem is a well-known dark piece of American history. It was responsible for the deaths of innocent people who where accused of being witches. Abigail and the other girls were the cause of the excessive carnage. They took advantage of the many weaknesses that riddled Salem’s society. They used the “word of God” to point out the “…

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…have equal power it was often a futile effort. Salem in all its weaknesses breaded this disastrous event. The religion allowed people to take sick enjoyment that prevented people from stopping the scandal. The way people were accused required very little evidence. The way to courts worked the influence of the powers in town greatly effected the judges decision. All these elements gave the girls enough leeway to get their outrageous and unlikely story believed.