Witchery and Wherefore


One thing that has become clearer and clearer in recent years is that violent extremisms are not created in a vacuum, but rather by human beings whose moral thresholds have been altered, often by resistance to societies that are failing them.

At Flavorwire, Moze Halperin investigates the witch narrative through the ages, from the time of Macbeth through to the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and, of course, Robert Eggers’s The Witch, as a narrative dedicated to society’s tendency towards creating the “other.”

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at kaywhyelleee.tumblr.com, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →