join with my enemies
In the courtroom (1.7.3) Justine had
surmised that she had no enemies on earth. After a verdict that is untrue
to her character and her actions, she sees nothing but enemies around her.
The norms of her world are now wholly upended. The diction accentuates
the extent to which the social constructions upon which we depend for our
well-being are arbitrary and at the same time fragile.