Who Is Abigail Hateful In The Crucible

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All the plays come from real life, but it’s beyond the life. But if we go far inside the play, there’re also a lot of dramatic fantasy and issues. If we want to deeply understand what is behind the play, we should analyze characters in the play. There was a drama play called The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. The story happened in 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts. A girl called Abigail, who is innocent and beautiful, made a deadly and severe mistake. Instead of getting rid of the crime she did that just use for a woman that is the wife of the man her loves, Abigail used no matter ways to hurt the woman, who includes: witchcraft. Abigail is the character; there exist a lot of things that worth to analyze. She is a girl fully reflect a person…show more content…
Hateful means someone did something so bad that hurt someone else seriously. The story starts in a happy beginning, but ends in a sad ending. Abigail is the main character to cause the result. So there must be some personality she has to support her to complete her plot. Personality of hateful is one of them. Abigail said “She hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave. It’s a lying, cold, sniveling woman, and I will not work for such a woman!”(Said by Abigail, From The Crucible, act1, page12) Because, the standard to judge one person whether good or bad, is whether he gives a hand to others or hit a person when he is down. Abigail did a lot of things that gave enormous hurt to them such as breaking a family in the village and let one becomes a scapegoat. She is a cowardly girl that afraid to shoulder the responsibility. We can clearly see the evidence in the play, when Parris asking who is doing witchcraft, no one answers, Abigail even frame the kind helper─the black slave Tituba. If someone always makes others feel uncomfortable, he is definitely…show more content…
However, she is also very pitiful. Wrong decisions lead her to a hopeless and bottomless abyss that you can’t see the end forever, and ruin her. As a spectator, she is not only a villain, but also a lost sheep, she couldn’t find a good solution to deal with the matter and that made her goes err from the right path. Abigail has been said such a sentence: “I don’t want to die, but no one can help me, I can only use my method find a way out for myself.”(The Crucible, act2, page37)When a person has no way to go, he has no chance. Obviously, Abigail is on such a road. She has no way to go, has to fighting off even though use the most despicable means, use the most reckless way, just for surviving. She is not an old elder but just a teenage girl. As we said that the years will makes someone better than before on his personality, and also hide the inner nature of being a human. The younger the age is, the more realistic the life one will live in. Abigail lives in a realistic life and that’s why her personality is so obvious and behaves so bad. The real reason is not on her but on the background of the society at that time. She said a lot of obscure and distinctive words: “I have been suffered for a long time and not I decided to determine my one life.”(The Crucible, act2, page17) According to this, she is very
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