Justice In The Crucible

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The law in all of its manifestations comes into greater focus here. Eddie follows the laws of the state when he turns in the illegal immigrants, but violates moral law. The law eludes him when he wants to keep Catherine from Rodolpho, and he also violates moral law when he pursues her. Poetic justice, perhaps, is served when Eddie’s own knife kills him; moral law has prevailed. Susan C.W. Abbotson explains: “Alfieri represents the law, not justice, and Miller is careful not to mix these terms...On one hand, there is the law of the land that often is shown to be ineffective in Miller's plays, having no power to make the guilty pay for their crimes or to protect the ordinary individual. But on the other hand, Miller insists that there is a moral
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