What does governor bellingham symbolize?

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Governor Bellingham symbolizes the law, in it's crudest form. In Massachusetts within the colony of Puritans, law was viewed as morality and had the authority of God's law. It was combined with religion. The people thought that the simplicity of good versus evil was the highest moral order. They felt compelled to separate the sinners from the righteous. This, they believed, was the law.

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