they didn't "own a plantation." they were residents of a religious settlement in NE, sometimes called a plantation (e.g. plymouth plantation) in the 1600s. it's not like, a southern plantation in the 1800s, and they sure didn't own it (they are very poor). they're banned for having a stricter interpretation of the scripture than the rest of the residents. that's all we're given. that you jumped from that to "they were banned for owning slaves" because thomasin says the word slave is a huge leap (the phrase "like a slave" is literally an analogy, for exampleall it proves is that thomasin knows what a slave is), and it holds zero water with the historical knowledge that 1) there were relatively few slaves 2) only the very wealthy could afford them 3) even if the WERE somehow slaveowners...they wouldn't haven been banished for that because it was allowed.
I mean anybody can not like a movie fine cool but not liking a movie because you invented a factually invalid backstory...those are some impressive mental gymnastics my dude
I didn't dislike the movie, I loved it. I also didn't assume they were banished as a result of owning slaves. You misunderstood me. I assumed the plantation they lived on before being banished had slaves because there were slaves in New England and not only in the south, and since the plantation was owned by a church then that was a definite possibility. I loved the movie, I just didn't feel bad for what happened to the family.