The Crucible And Emily Dickinson Analysis

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Emily Dickinson, a legend writer shares similarities between her poem “Witchcraft was hung, in History” and the play “The Crucible.” In her poem, she shares the history of witchcraft and how she feels sentimental towards it. Although she feels it is part of the past, she believes it is still around us. She believes the true meaning of witchcraft is being deceptive and passing the blame onto others. There is a negative reason as to why people do what they do. In Miller 's play, she uses the same strategy to show how people lie to redeem themselves out of trouble. One may realize throughout the poem or essay that things aren’t always as they seem. As one will see unfairness in putting blame on others, and how gullible people were at one time …show more content…
Her and her friends danced, some naked, while rubbing blood on their bare skin wishing upon death of Elizabeth Proctor. What they did was a life threatening mistake in which they knew, but, in the end twisted things around making the lives of others harsh. After getting accused of something so solemn, they shrewd enough to put the the blame on others and get away with it. They began by blaming the lowest of society, or a innocent gal named Tituba. The early scene in which Abigail accuses Tituba of witchcraft starts the twisting of justice in Salem, in which good and innocent people are accused and convicted by those without integrity. From this point on, it is known to us that something is inaccurate in Salem—that the beliefs of the society allow unjust outcomes. She was an African American slave who was blamed for persuading the girls to perform witchcraft in the woods, along with doing it herself. She, without evidence was blamed for nearly everything. When Tituba was blamed, they beat her with a whip yelling “You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death!”(Miller 1119). After continuously being beaten with a whip, she admitted her friendship with the devil and asked for forgiveness claiming she needed help in being pulled away from it. Due to revealing that she worshiped the devil, Tituba was not executed, but jailed. This was only the …show more content…
She initially tried to go after Elizabeth Proctor to get her true love John Proctor. She felt manipulated and wanted the blame put on other people’s shoulders that she felt was targeting her. They abuse their power in the court convicting their critics. Not only should the girls be blamed for all the convictions, but so should society and the judges for being so gullible into believing the girls. Even at the end, Abigail and Mercy Lewis stole Parris’s money and fleeted, the judges knew they had been lying but also didn’t want to take the blame or lose their pride for killing so many people and standing on the girls side. Through the pain and suffering of those convicted, Abigail and the girls never fully seemed to care about how they felt, but only good because they knew they were getting away with it. Abigail was a vile person and wanted things to go her way. After John Proctor admitted to her, “Abby I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before reaching for you again”(Miller 1109). Abigail was hurt over John not wanting to marry her, and knew she wanted him, which is why she also blamed him and his wife to get back at them for leaving her behind. She wanted the attention, but not the attention to be against her. Although they got the attention they wanted, society sees

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