Although Abigail Williams does not physically appear in Act 2, her presence is felt throughout The Crucible. She affects and hurts the lives of her family. She is the main source of trouble. If she wants something, she'll get it. At the beginning, there is a lot of closeness between her and the proctor family. Now we learn that all of the problems lead directly to Abigail. She is not to be trusted and would just bring pain. Abigail presence is felt throughout the story in many ways. At the beginning of Act 2, they are eating dinner and talking. After they're done, Elizabeth starts talking about how Mary Warren went to the court to accuse Abigail. While they were talking, Elizabeth finds out that John was alone with Abigail for a moment. She starts to get a little jealous and loses some of his trust. Whenever Elizabeth and John talk about Abigail their relationship is awkward and uncomfortable. They get into an argument where Elizabeth wants to help, but John doesn't listen to her. When Mary Warren comes in, she gives Elizabeth a poppet she sewed at work. It is later revealed that the poppet is dangerous and was mentioned by Abigail. Hale comes in and asks John why he's so absent on Sabbath Day. He later asks John to recite the ten commandments where he forgets one, thou shall not commit adultery. He committed adultery when he had an affair with Abigail. John also confesses that Abigail told him that the children's sickness doesn't deal with witchcraft. Later on Cheever comes to get Elizabeth. Cheever asks for any puppets in the household and only gets Mary's poppet. He searches it and finds a …show more content…
She tries to push Elizabeth out of her way and is very manipulative. She never gives up. She's the cause of problems. She tears the Proctor family apart and leaves people crying. She deserves to go to Court and face the
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He is accused, ridiculed, and tried for several things. One of which is the adultery of him and Abigail Williams. Before the play begins Abigail works at his home helping his wife do things around the house and take care of the children. Soon she is fired and thrown out of the home because Elizabeth (John’s wife) has suspicion of her and John having an affair with each other. John and his wife stay together and try to fix things but she is still angered.
Second, Abigail not only accused people herself, but she was able to convince other girls to accuse as well. For example, in Act 1, at the end of the scene, girls began to shout out names of people that they supposedly witness commit witchcraft. Translated, Abigail was so power
While Abigail has little regard for those in positions of authority, she frequently opposes them. In Act 3, Abigail accuses Mary Warren of practicing witchcraft. When Judge Danforth confronts Mary, Abigail persuades the court that Mary is sending her spirit to harm the judge. This reveals Abigail's disdain for the truth and her willingness to take advantage of her
I think Abigail is to blame for the hysteria at the end of Act 1, because she accuses other people, lies, and tries to get what she wants. First, when Abigail says, “If they be questioning us tell them we danced- I told him as much already.”(18). Abigail is telling the other girls to lie to Reverend Parris about what happened in the woods that night he saw them. Fear is used to scare the girls into lying even though what they did was wrong, Abigail doesn’t want to lose the power of controlling and “witchcraft”. Secondly, Abigail is speaking to John Proctor saying, “Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be-.”(24).
This contibutes to the idea that Proctors and Elizabeth’s repressed sexual feelings towards each other is one of the main causes of their marital issues. The taboo nature of sex in a Puritan society makes the court room a very difficult place for both John and Elizabeth Proctor, as well as the other residents of Salem that were tried and convicted. During the time of the trials Abigail stabs herself in the stomach with a needle after watching Mary Warren stick the needle she was using in the stomach of the poppet she later gave the Proctors in order to frame Elizabeth for witchcraft. Johnn Proctor
[Elizabeth Proctor] hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave. It’s a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman, and I will not work for such a woman!” She quickly denies any rumors about her name and puts the blame on Elizabeth Proctor. She
I think this personally because she is selfish and is willing the tear apart a family just for her own happiness. I also think she causes most of the trouble. She is a very miserable character, and she isn’t afraid to make everyone else around her suffer also. She sets Mrs. Proctor up, and stabbed herself with a needle to make it look like Elizabeth was casting spells on her to get her in trouble when she is questioned about being a witch. She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her.
Society as a whole seeks to satisfy themselves. This may be at the expense of their peers or individuals they are associated with. Arthur Miller brilliantly displays this dark side of humanity’s side in his play The Crucible. This play is based on the Salem witch trials in the early 1690s. During the Salem witch trials over two hundred people were accused of witchcraft and twenty were executed.
Abigail Williams is the catalyst to the witch hunt and is relentless in her plans to have Elizabeth Proctor killed, destroying the lives of many just because in her head that would mean John will want to be with her. She is obsessive and seems to lack
Nicole Schaefer Mr. Becker American Literature October 29, 2014 Two Women for Two Different Worlds In the novel the crucible, Elizabeth, wife of John Proctor, and Abigail Williams, mistress of John Proctor are two main roles. Elizabeth, a woman who is loyal and true, or manipulative and ruthless liar, Abigail. She pretends to see spirits and commands the other girls to pretend as well.
Abigail Williams was a very intense character in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, but according to historical documents, she may be a bit more of a nuisance than anticipated from the book. The age, things she did, and who she “loved” is all different. Some things were the same, but there have been a lot of differences. The Crucible portrayed Abigail Williams as a seventeen year old girl who was a servant for the Proctors.
The trait that really stood out when going over Abigail Williams was how selfish she was, she would do any to stay out of trouble. A lot of people died because she wouldn’t stop falsely accusing every she had a problem with. When she started the accusations everyone else started contributing, they did this because they wanted land. She also tried to take John Proctor away from his loving wife Elizabeth.
Abigail The Victim In the Crucible many are to blame for the events that occurred, but one of the one’s who seems to take blame the most is Abigail Williams. She holds most of the responsibility because she was to blame for the girls meeting with Tituba in the woods. When Parris located the girls in the woods, Abigail tries to hide her behavior because she fears that it will uncover her affair with Proctor if she confesses that she attempted to cast a spell on his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail also lies to avoid being punished for witchcraft.
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.
Abigail Williams is a bad person who has made good decisions. Abigail lies right to her uncle at the beginning about dancing in the forest. Also she had drank blood to kill John Proctors wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Commit to adultery with John. She is a good person also but her past affected her in many ways.