Sarah Good sends a limousine to pick up Em and Bridget for a celebratory brunch with the rest of the Salem Twenty.
Personality in Suffer a WitchEdit
Sarah Good works for a large firm on Wall Street. She is friendly, positive, and very wealthy. Like Em, she seems to have adjusted to modern life. She appreciates the Salem Twenty family and is willing to provide support when needed. However, her attention is mostly focused on what she is doing.
We get a sense that she's not overcome what happened to her daughter Dorothy and the loss of her child, Mercy, in prison.
She has a strong drive to make money and control her own life. She is one of the stronger powered witches.
Historic Sarah GoodEdit
Sarah Good was 39-years-old when she was hanged. The child of the wealthy John Solart, she and her sisters were cheated out of their inheritance by their step-father. She married early to David Poole, who was an indentured servant. When Poole died, Sarah was responsible for his debt. This debt was taken on by William Good when they married. Sarah, her husband, and children were reduced to begging to survive. They were homeless.
Sarah was said to have been a bitter, angry woman. At the same time, the residents of Salem Village had little to share with Sarah and her family.
After Sarah was arrested, Sarah's four year old daughter, Dorothy , was charged as a witch due to her shy nature. Dorothy lost her mind after a year in prison. While in prison, Sarah had Mercy Good, who lived only a few days.
Important "evidence" in Sarah's case:
- Sarah's husband William stated that he's seen the devil's mark on her.
- She was known to mutter to herself.
- Most of the evidence against her was spectral.
- She was particularly harrassed by Reverand Nicolas Noyes, who used whatever means necessary (meaning torture) to attempt to get her to testify to being a witch and thus save her life.
Shortly before she was hanged on July 19, 1692, she is said to have proclaimed: "I'm no more a witch than you (Rev. Noyes) are a wizard, take my life and God will give you blood to drink."