Abigail Williams And The Crucible

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Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in 1953. Miller wrote this because of his communist “witch hunt” situation. Miller had ties with communist and was suspected of it. He was summoned to the House of Un-American activities because of his connections, by Joseph McCarthy. Miller was condemned for 30 days without any evidence to support that he had any connections with communists. This was very similar in The Crucible where witch trials took place. People were condemned for practicing witchcraft without any evidence to show. During Millers time period, a senator named Joseph McCarthy led investigations to identify individuals for having connections with communism. This was in common to the Salem witch hunt in The Crucible, where the authorities would …show more content…

“Now look at you. All of you. We danced. and Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters and that is all…..”(pg. 1097). Abigail is conversing with the girls to never say a word about what they did in the forest. Abigail reveals that she and Betty were engaged in heretical activities in a nearby forest, who was led by Tituba. Tituba was a slave owned by Reverend Paris, from Barbados. “You drank blood, Abby! You didn’t tell him that...You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife.…”(pg. 1097). Betty was revealing that Abigail Williams was committing witchcraft. Abigail drank a cup of blood to eliminate John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth. Abigail had an affair with John Proctor while his wife was ill. John no longer has feeling for Abigail williams, but she still likes him. “She made me do it! she made me and Betty do it….he makes me drink blood….”(pg. 1109). Abigail Williams is afraid to tell the truth about her conjuring spirits in the forest. Abigail blames someone else and lies. Tituba also afraid of facing consequences blames someone else. This blaming caused a domino affect, all started by Abigail Williams. In act one in The Crucible, Abigail Williams was the person for creating disorderly witchcraft in Salem. Abigail lied about herself to stay away from punishment, Betty also revealed that Abigail was partaking in

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