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The book has officially made me ugly cry. Poor Kirsten. I was always scared for her and now they've gone and done it. The scene of her trial just about broke my heart. Kirsten, the woman who looked after everyone, taught them to fish, kept them fed, accused of being a witch.
It never fails to astound me how women she has known all her life step forward to accuse her, even Edne who came to catch fish with them. Was she the one who told them the nets didn't catch the fish but Kirsten's witchcraft did? How vile and cruel does one have to be to lie like that? And for what? Approval from Cornet? approval from the "kirke women"? Those scenes made me so sick to even think about how people could be like that. Maren's mother too. I understand how angry Maren is with her to have been one of those who spoke against Kirsten. And did they accuse Fru Olufsdatter simply because her house was the finest? simply because the Commissioner should have the best house? The pettiness and Vile nature of Toril and her women turns my stomach.
And Cornet. Does he really believe all the crap that came out his mouth during the trial? All those stories that sounded like fairytales? The overtly religious one scare me. The fact that they can put religion above all else and accuse anyone different is just sickening.
The ducking scene was so horrible. I liked how Maren asked does he forget it's a woman he means to push into the sea? So she swam, kept her herself afloat, THAT'S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE THROWN IN WATER. I can't believe people actually used to believe that dumb thing UGH.
Pastor Kurtsson for all his weakness and flaws at least didn't speak against the women even though he couldn't speak for them.
I am glad Diinna left. I was getting quite annoyed with her yes but I'm glad she is safe and has taken Erik with her. I'd like to think they'll neevr catch her and she'll find a safe place with other Sami people and raise her son well.
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