What Does The Scapegoat Mean

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Scapegoats often get blamed for wrongdoings that they never did and therefore become insecure, but eventually want revenge. In the poem, “The Scapegoat” by Burges Johnson, the speaker of the poem, a little child expresses his or her feelings after being blamed for something he or she never did. The poem starts by mentioning who is at fault for what the speaker is actually blamed for. The multiple lines including names of people responsible for specific objects reinforces the idea that the speaker has done absolutely no harm. It is a little bit ironic that the speaker is blaming others for their actions because the speaker is the one taking the blame for all of the actions combined.Both stanzas begin and end with the harsh statement of, “I’m
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