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Abigail Quotes In The Crucible

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Abigail oftentimes makes me wonder what people would do in order to have a good reputation. In the play Abigail only cares about herself and what she can do to protect herself. When the girls talk in Betty’s room and Mary shows weakness and wants to tell everyone about what they did in the forest, Abigail gets really angry. She threatens the girls and is not afraid to show what she is willing to do. “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this – let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ head on the pillow next to mine, and I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!” (Miller 12). This quote shows how Abigail has changed and what she’d do if she was confronted with such a situation. She made the decision quickly and opted to only save herself. Over the course of the book it gets represented pretty well that she is capable of doing everything to hold up her reputation. In real life there are often situations similar to that. How much are people willing to do to…show more content…
In the play the accused people get examined and the judges are trying to find out whether or not they are bewitched. The definition is really simple but crucible can also be described as kind of a melting pot and that fits really well (because?). People get accused of things and then judged by others. Based on that decision the society has a certain perception of them and it makes people act differently. In the play almost everybody acts a certain way to make a good impression. This examination had to be really stressful because you couldn’t fall out of the norm in order to not attract
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