This confession symbolized the start of all the consequences, because she was forced to confess, what she said was obviously false, but the other people took her confession and things started to go wrong. Analysis- When Tituba confessed, she confessed with all the details when she could just say I saw the devil. She confessed about what the devil said and her reply to the devil. The reason that she did this is very relevant to her position in real life. In life she is a black coloured slave with no power and rights.
She has a dream in her heart that she could not be a slave one day and has everything she wants, to have power to judge others. This confession here is actually an expression of her dream from her heart, and the end she said you lie, Devil, you lie! This shows that she doesnt believe that it will happen, it is just a dream, and she cannot have all that power. Rebeccas Confession Point- Rebeccas confession in the play is the second important confession in the play. Example Why, it is a lie, it is a lie; how may I damn myself? I cannot, I cannot
Explanation- Rebeccas confession is very important because nobody in the village would have expected her to confess. After she confessed everyone started to get in tension, before everyone was just watching and when somebody is hanged they will just laugh and say they should be. They thought that only bad people are going to get hanged, when the good people are also hanged, they are frightened and are in tension, afraid that they will be hanged next. Analysis- All this has to come from Rebeccas identity in the play. She is a nurse in of the village in the play and she is a very nice person.
She takes care of all the babies when they are born and takes care of patients. It is very hard to imagine such a good person will be accused of witchcraft, nobody in the village at the time would say that they have done more for the village than her. The significance of this confession is about what she is accused of, she was accused because Putnams baby died over the Rebeccas hand, it was six of her babies that died, and she thinks that Rebecca cursed her babies. It is very significance on how shes accused because of helping the others, the death of the babies wasnt here fault.
In the quote she said it is a lie, how may I damn myself, I cannot the confession was simple but it is very effective, she cannot believe that she would have done this and it is impossible, she cant believe why people will accuse her. Elizabeths Confession Point- Elizabeths confession in the play is the least important confession in the play. Example I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. Explanation- Although Elizabeth is a very important character in the play, her confession is not that important.
In the play, she was confessing to John, when she said John cheated on her with Abigail and John argued with her. This confession is what Elizabeth said to John, it has not much to do with the Salem witchcraft. Analysis- In the play, she said this to John because John cheated on her, there is not really any relationship between witchcraft, Elizabeth said this just to say to John that she doesnt judge if he cheated on him, the magistrate or Judge in his heart judges him, they is not really any significance about it with the Salem witchcraft.