Salem Witch Trials monologueBridget Bishop MonologueSalem Witch Trials monologue2 years ago in Drama More Like This
The stories they tell, lies, every bit of 'em. Twasn't even witchcraft they condemn me for. Merely for my dress, a black cape, and a black hat, and a scarlet bodice bordered and looped with different colors. Is difference such a crime? It is the accusers, no the torturers, that deserve to hang, to burn, to be pressed or to rot in a jail. We'd be innocent, we tell 'em so. They hear not a single word of it.
"I am innocent, I know nothing of it, I have done no witchcraft.... I am as innocent as the child unborn.... I have made no contact with the Devil. I have never seen him before in my life."
They claim them lies, I am a mistress to taverns, my apparel is odd, I must be a witch. The dyer, Shattuck, he tells them, I bring "sundry pieces of lace to him" of shapes and sizes outside his thought of what be needed in the wardrobe of a plain and honest woman. The fights I'd had with my husbands, hadn't helped at all. The deaths of the first two were mysterious. Blame f