witch-hunt

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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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As part of its implication of the duality of past and present, Vinegar Tom explores the dystopian impulse that informs both a patriarchal configuration of oppressive structures and the complicit behaviour within these structures of some female characters such as the bitter tenant farmer's wife, Margery, and the witchhunter's assistant, Goody.
Grace Ann Geibel, who expected him to be a narrow-minded witchhunter, has found him intelligent and enlightened.
Back in the present day, Diana's beloved aunts, Sarah and Em, must take shelter with notorious witchhunter Ysabeau de Clermont at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours.
Former witchhunter Abner Lundberg (Lance Henriksen) returns to get a nasty witch.