But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it now” (Miller ). John tries to reveal who Abigail really is but it does not help the lives of those who are to be hanged. Abigail uses her own personal desires to get to what she wants even though many people died in the
They mostly have ulterior motives and operate behind a visage of godliness and holiness. Abigail Williams the main antagonist of the crucible, and the mastermind behind the witch trials, is a lustful, wicked, defensive girl who is not too low for any disgraceful act. Abigail is a defensive person. Even though some of the things said about her are true, she does everything in her power to attempt to disprove it and escape trouble and prosecution. She was born an orphan according to Miller, as she lost her parents in an attack.
Cersei Lannister Cersei Lannister is depicted as a horrible person, one who is ambitious, ruthless, petty and cruel, and is willing to sacrifice anything other than her children to bolster her own power. She is also the only “villain” in the series whose point of view is shown in the novels, whereas the other “villains” are explored in a way that makes them seem more sympathetic and compelling, Cersei’s chapters only confirm the idea that she is an unhinged, vindictive, selfish, and spiteful woman.  Yet Cersei is also one of the most intricate, interesting and detestable characters in the series. One simply needs to dig deeper into her motivations to find the compelling details underneath. Cersei as a character is far from a feminist.
Since the beginning of the play she has been notorious because of the village rumors about her provocative and quite manipulative behavior. She is not just jealous of Elizabeth Proctor - she is also mad at her and the whole village for “blackening her name” (Miller 23) and “telling lies” (Miller 24) about her. While some of those rumors subsequently turned out to be true, the society had still failed to fulfill its one and most important function - to protect its members. Instead, people put a label on a person they barely tried to understand, thus leaving Abigail with nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy. Well observed in our reality as well, this phenomenon has to do with trying to force a certain individual into a stereotype which in the long term might result in this person subconsciously “living up” to those statements i.e.
Abigail Williams collects the information necessary to style the position of supremacy for herself. Although there are other characters who contributed on witch trials, Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the entire occurrence because of her deceitfulness, falseness and untrustworthiness. As the terrible person that she was, Abigail Williams struggled and managed to get her way no matter whom she hurt, and unluckily in the conclusion she
She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a—”. In this quote, it describes her anger, for John Proctor 's wife Elizabeth. Abigail was just trying to get rid of John 's wife Elizabeth, and try to get back into his life, however John didn’t accept her words of his own wife.
Individuals vs. Society The Salem Witch Trials, of the strangest accounts of mass hangings in history, were the fault of a few young women. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is forced to make a decision as to whether or not to give up his good name to save this small town. People have to choose between self-interest and that which would benefit the society in which they live. Often, people face some great cause prior to choosing to help the greater society over their own selfish wants. John deals with Abigail and a dozen or so other tormented girls, as does the whole town.
But I will cut off my hand before I‘ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind—we never touched, Abby.” (1140) Abigail is denied any further tender treatment from Proctor, fostering the growth of her vengeance and sowing seeds of her fury. Abigail’s jealousy and brewing resentment are highlighted in stage direction and her exclamation decrying Elizabeth. “(With a bitter anger.) Oh, I marvel how such a (Beating her fists against his chest.)
Lady Macbeth: Victim or Monster Lady Macbeth is an extremely unusual character as she is by far, the most complex and domineering female role in all of Shakespeare’s plays. She first appears in the play, plotting the king’s murder but the audience last sees her sleepwalking and drowned in guilt. This suggests that Shakespeare portrays her as a character who cannot be classified as any of the two categories (as a victim or as a monster), but rather as an ambitious woman prepared to go any lengths to achieve what- she believes- she and her husband deserve, but could not handle the consequences of her actions in the end. Lady Macbeth is depicted by Shakespeare as a lady filled with her dangerous desires, in Act 1 Scene 5; after reading Macbeth’s
It is awfully dangerous for people to live their lives constantly consumed by rotten emotions, because they only end up hurting and poisoning their relationships with others, and also harming themselves. Alida Slade, one of the main characters in “Roman Fever” by Edith Wharton, has been envious of her so-called friend Grace Ansley for years. Her deep-rooted jealousy continued to actively sprout over the years of their friendship;