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How does Andover differ from Salem?

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forrestgump | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 18, 2007 at 6:16 AM via web

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How does Andover differ from Salem?

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teacherscribe | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted November 18, 2007 at 6:57 AM (Answer #1)

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It's not clear exactly how the towns differ; however, Andover's citizens did band together to throw out the court.  They apparently had enough of the accusations and hangings.  It appears as Act IV progresses, that Salem's citizens will do the same. In fact, that is one reason Danforth wants Proctor to confess.  If he simply sets him free, it will prove that the court's findings were unjust.  This would give the townspeople, who are already growing tired of the proceedings, the initiative to overthrow the court.

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