Abigail, Reverend Parris’s niece, is miserable because she can not control her love for John Proctor. Also, she can not control that John Proctor is already married and that Abigail can never have any importance in John’s life. When writing the play The Crucible, Arthur Miller, the author, could choose how he wanted the characters to be. He could choose each character’s background, beliefs, and their importance throughout the play. Arthur Miller wants for the audience to create their own opinion on the character Abigail. At first he does not give a lot of information on Abigail, but he slowly adds in his own preference through stage directions, other character’s, and Abigail’s own dialogue.
In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, Abigail is most to blame in the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials is based on a period of time where the devil’s work has found its way into the Christian city of Salem, causing everybody accused of witchcraft to confess, or be hanged. Abigail, a teenage girl at the time, has fell madly in love with a man by the name of John Proctor. John is a married man, but in his past he has had an affair with Abigail which nobody knew of. Abigail’s immaturity shows throughout the story, along with major jealousy over Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. All these events of hanging and sin in Salem lead back around to Abigail’s jealousy overall
An old proverb states, “A shared joyed is a double joy, shared sorrow is a half sorrow”. This simple concept is much easier said than done. To feel joy double and feel sorrow half, we must develop and cultivate relationships with others. Throughout life people encounter many relationships that cause a variety of emotions, envy, greed, forgiveness, and loneliness. These character traits cause relationships to falter. Through American literature, students will understand how crucial the effect emotions have on the quality and outcome in human relationships.
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. Miller best depicts the evils in people through the main prosecutor in the the play Abigail Williams. Abigail is undeniably the most destructive and corrupt individual in The Crucible. Through her vengefulness, threatening her peers, carelessness at others’ expense, and complete disregard for human life, she ensues a tumultuous event to Salem.
There are many reasons that could have cause Abigail to seek revenge and act out in such a way that put everyone’s life at potential risk.
The witch trials in Salem occurred because of Abigail and it is her fault. She started something she could not finish and by starting it killed many innocent people and ruined many reputations. Abigail is at blame because she was the one who is basically the "psycho girlfriend" who is obsessed with her ex. But because she is desperately in love with John Proctor, she is willing to do anything to have him all to herself. Just like how she drank a chicken blood charm to kill Elizabeth, which is against her religion. She is willing to go against her religion to satisfy her desperation for John. But obviously John does not want this because he knows his affair with her was a mistake. She is not the victim in the crucible. She is the person who
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. Elizabeth is the victim of Abigail’s heartless actions and affair. These two women are almost complete opposites. Both characters struggle and fight through the story in their own ways.
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.
In The Crucible, Arthur Miller shows that truth does not concern the people of Salem; the townspeople are concerned with what they want the truth to be. The idea of witchcraft has plagued Salem, several girls including Tituba and Abigail have confessed to practicing witchcraft. Salem is relying on Abigail and her friends to tell the truth, they do not know that there is no thing as witchcraft. Proctor presents himself to the court to testify against Abigail, the court dose not listen because Danforth and the other court members are concerned with preserving the reputation of the court. While Abigail uses lies to protect her reputation, Proctor uses the truth. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller shows that despite the sacrifices that Abigail and
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
Abigail was a corrupt, cynical, and dishonest character throughout the Salem witch trials. She accused innocent people of the community of Salem of being witches. Most of the time she did this in seek of revenge on the people, but other times she did it so that she wouldn’t get caught for lying.
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.
American History to life, in an allegory of McCarthyism. Arthur Miller is considered one of the
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
Telling a lie can cause the deaths of many innocent men and women. This idea is present in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. The women in this play are caught dancing in the woods. To avoid being whipped, they lie about being attacked by witches and cause many innocent men and women to be executed. Abigail Williams is the woman that started it all by telling the other girls to lie about dancing in the woods. Because of that, I do not believe she acts like a traditional Puritan woman should.