Children or animals?
The government can't seem to see the difference
Horrific Scenes in Border Detention Center
Why they're treated like this.
Contrary to what some may believe, these immigrants are people too, with families. Due to these beliefs, the government is pushed by the people to kick out these immigrants. Because the government is trying to find ways to help them, the immigrants are stuck in a sort of limbo while the government decides what to do with them. The people are scared, the law is unsure what to do, and the people end up getting what they want, harming the innocents put "on trial". Because of this people are being hurt and being put in harm's way. These people are the children and families trying to escape their own country.The ones accusing them are American citizens. The ones judging them, the law, only keep them in harm's way.
How it relates
"Oh, how many times he bid me kill you, Mr. Parris (Miller 1048)." --- Tituba
"We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom (Miller 1069)." --- Proctor
The government was very similar in both events. The major difference was the sanity of the people running the government. Judge Danforth can be seen as hysterical towards the end of the fourth act of the book. While our government can be seen as more sane, they were both trying to appease the majority, over the minority. They were both trying to calm their people, thus putting the outsiders in harm's way, which is essentially what the people wanted.
"There be so many cows wanderin' the highroads, now their masters are in the jails, and much disagreement who they belong to now (Miller 1099)." ---Cheever
Parallels between the two
- In The Crucible there is a group of girls who run rampant on the town and end up getting several people hurt and killed. These girl's accused many of witchcraft and got many killed. The girls lied and even testify to lying. Mary Warren herself says in court, "I cannot lie no more. I am with God, I am with God (Miller 1084)." In America, there are many people who spread lies about immigrants and end up making the situation worse.
- After the accused in The Crucible are found guilty, they are sent to jail. When the immigrants are found they are taken to detention centers, which are essentially, physically and literally, prisons to hold the illegal detainees.
- The people who accuse are scared in both cases.
- The government isn't of much help and may just make things worse.
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