This would explain why so many people were accused. “In conclusion, the residents of Salem Village usually accused their neighbors of witchcraft because it was very common to have a history of conflict or tension with your neighbor at the time”(Teenink.com). Even if no one can prove that these were the main reasons for the Salem Witch Trials and there are still many other theories, these three give the best explanation. These three theories show that the girls only did i because they were ill or believed that it was right because someone they looked up to told them to do it.
The Salem witch trials was a period of time when the village and town of Salem held a series of trials for people suspected of witchcraft. They finally ended when the people of the court admitted that the trials were a mistake. Abigail continues to accuse people until her accusations were suspected to be false. Her actions were based on the same reasons. They were to gain power and respect and to save herself from accusation.
Elizabeth Proctor is another main character in the play and she is very important. She is a moral, Christian
(Miller 18). Mary was afraid of Abigail Williams and didn’t tell the truth fearing that Abigail would hurt her. While, she developed as a character and made better choices for herself. Acts 3 and 4 she attempted to help John try to accuse Abigail Williams of lying about witchcraft in the court. “I-I promise you, Mr.Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I did not’.
Since the beginning of time people have gone through trials in court to either be proven innocent or guilty. In the Crucible by Arthur Miller a massive number of people were being convicted in Salem, Massachusetts because of the witch trials. The law of the land states that everyone is above suspicion until they are demonstrated to be guilty by legitimate evidence; in the play the Crucible if a person was accused of an unlawful act they were summons for being a witch and working for the devil without proper confirmation. Citizens in Salem were imposed to establish their innocent or be put to death, which caused conflicting issues in the village.
Elia Kazan a Greek-American director once said, “Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy” In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the town of Salem gets warped into a loop of lies and false accusations. A group of girls claim to be able to see spirits to avoid being called witches, and accuse others of being witches, starting a chain reaction. Now others accuse people of being witches in order to get rid of those they don‘t like, and so they be hanged. Hysteria and conformity cause an uproar of lies that kill innocent people in Salem.
Abigail and the other accusers blamed others in order to escape criticisms. Judge Danforth, to keep his power and pride, refused to recognize that those accused might not be guilty. Lastly, those who dishonestly confessed to being a witch did so to stay alive. These actions drove the town to panic, and made people scramble to place guilt on someone else as well. Clearly, Salem in the late 1600s was a dangerous place to be, with accusations of witchcraft being thrown around with desperation and
Abigail accused many innocent people of witchcraft and she also told lies about the people she thought were witches. She made her accusations very believable for the judges to put innocent people to death. In conclusion, I say Abigail Williams was the most to blame for the events of the Salem Witch Trails. Her character flaws of dishonesty, envy, and lust costed many innocent people their lives and left survivors of the Salem Witch Trails wretched
People in the village had power by influencing others to lie in order not to receive the consequences of witchcraft. Abigail shows power in the play by influencing the girls and what to say and do. She threatened all the girls she will hurt them if they open their mouth and say the truth. Abigail threatens, “Let either one of you breathe a word, or the edge of the other thing and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will being a pointy reckoning that will shutter you.”(Act 1). Abigail tells them she will shutter them with something that will hurt them in a dark night.
If turmoil comes over your town, would you take advantage of it? The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a shocking novel about witchcraft in Salem in the late 1600s. Many girls, including Abigail, were caught in the woods doing what was thought to be “witchcraft”. Once the rest of the town hears of this the accusations start. With little evidence to prove innocence, confessing or hanging were the only options.
Abigail Williams Destined for Hell "The truth doesn't cost anything, but a lie could cost you anything." This quote by an unknown author perfectly sums up the way Abigail Williams acted and treated people. During the Salem witch trials Abigail Williams was no typical Puritan women. She was seventeen years old and did whatever she wanted.
Abigail Williams was a character in a play by Arthur Miller called The Crucible. She wasn’t just a character in Miller’s play, she was a real woman during the Salem witch trials and caused just has much trouble in her actual life as she did in the play. Abigail was extremely selfish, cruel, and possibly insane. She hurts so many people in such a short amount of time and hardly seems to care as long as she doesn’t get in trouble.
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is a fictionalized play that portrays Massachusetts Salem witch trials in 1962. The Crucible play is about a hand full of girls, including Abigail Williams, accused whom they despised of witchcraft. Throughout the entire play, Abigail William was the most corrupted because she was a compulsive liar, accused people of witchcraft, and committed adultery John Proctor. Abigail is a compulsive liar throughout the play.
How is it possible for some evil people to be dealing with the devil? Based on the story of The Crucible by Miller, a group of girls were dancing in the woods doing witchcraft. They got caught and attended court, but they refused to tell the truth as they were threaten by Abigail Williams. She started blaming innocent people because she had an affair with John Procter who didn't want her anymore. Judge Danforth believed the group of girls and he demands to execute the innocent people who were accused.
In loving memory of Abigail we really miss her because she was a charitable person but Abigail lied and made false accusations, hurt a lot of people around her like Elizabeth Proctor and John Proctor whose marriage was harm because she didn’t care about their marriage, Abigail lied and said that Elizabeth Proctor had something to do with witchcraft and in court Abigail leads the girls in court in their witchcraft accusations, Abigail accuses Elizabeth Proctor of creating a poppet the she was sticking it with a pin to harm her and when Mary Warren appears to renounce with her involvement in the court proceedings, Abigail is given the chance to admit that she was pretending. Instead, she pretends that Mary has sent her spirit out to try to