Abigail 's heartless attitude is shown in act two when she frames and accuses Elizabeth Proctor for witchcraft. She desired and longed for this revenge on poor Proctors innocent wife, aiming for her through out the play. Later on in Act Three she seems to lose her last attachment of society by destroying John Proctor, who she claims to love with all her heart. When John attempts and threatens to expose Abigail’s wrong doings, she skillfully manages to turn the whole problem around on him, sending him off
She has bad name in Salem, Abigail is known as a person who causes problems everywhere she goes. Abigail William is an intelligent girl, she knows how to take control over people and forces them to follow her or do whatever she commands. She used to work as a servant at Proctor’s household and have an affair with him. Throughout the whole play, her allegation and dishonesty cause many people to be in pain and face difficulty. She does not seem to care about other people beside herself and Proctor.
As the disasters that befell Salem were caused by the young girls ' hysteria of witchcraft, some of Miller 's critics perceived Abigail and her squad of followers as maleficent and vindictive driven by anger, cruelty and personal interests. Elizabeth Frayn interprets the hostility of the girls as a natural reaction to the negative view they receive in their society. For instance, Abigail is always regarded as a malicious girl who seeks to supplant Elizabeth as Proctor 's wife, and she is further motivated by Proctor 's threat to expose their affair if she does not clear his wife 's name ( Frayn 95). The girls are controlled by a fanatic society. Like Abigail, each of those girls has her own cause to be angry and simulate to kill her victims.
When thinking of witchcraft, one’s mind immediately goes to a woman with green skin, moles, and a pointy nose. Witches stand around a cauldron with their wild hair, summoning spirits or fly around terrorizing those around them. However, as we find out in Arthur Miller’s 1952 play, The Crucible, the accused were anything but. The victims accused of witchcraft within The Crucible were targeted for not fitting the social norms of the time, breaking Puritan code, or posing a threat to someone else. In our world today, we can still see the effects of the Salem Witch trials through accusing those who are on the margins of deeds we don’t want to take responsibility for.
Known for her way with words of manipulation and famed by her sinister masterminding of great King’s Duncan’s murder, her legacy was one that took a cold dark turn; when her nearly in-existent conscience embarks her on a slow and perilous descend into hysteria, and ultimately her demise. Her dark journey begins when the prophesized prediction of three witches spark an overpowering ambition that would soon become an obsession. Her uncontrollable desire to attain the throne made her begin scheming a plot to ensure the prophecy becomes true and by which she would attain her life’s ambition. From the moment she heard of witches’ prophecies she lived her life with the sole purpose of attaining the position of power. For that she was willing to go to great ends; doing anything and everything it took to achieve this ambition.
Venus is Cupid’s mother, she fits the archetype of the wicked witch since she attempts to doom Psyche with a terrible, hideous husband. Cupid is best explained as the hero since near the end of the tale, he saves Psyche. As far as Psyche, in the beginning, she is a ingenue but later becomes a maiden to prove her worth to Venus. Finally, Psyche’s sisters would be villains since in their jealousy, they convince Psyche to almost murder Cupid. As far as the story line or situations, four main situations would be ‘the quest’ of Cupid to doom Psyche’s love life which causes a ‘star-crossed lover’ since Cupid’s mother sent him out of envy but he falls in love with Psyche.
Comparing lady macbeth and macbeth as they were murders and dangerous because society views them as normal people, Macbeth wanted to be king and Lady Macbeth wanted the whole power and they killed the king to gain their power. Lady Macbeth is a woman who is not frighten to take the authority over her actions. She was one and only, her actions made guys fall in love with her. This quote describes how her versions of reality were, “Lady macbeth Your face, my Thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters. To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue; look like th ' innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't” (1.5.73-78).
The lives of a twenty first century audience are substantially different to those of a Shakespearean time but the themes of love, hate and death are timeless. Iago’s determination to destroy both Othello and Cassio represent gossip and rumour in everyday life. That being said the complication and lack of communication is simple yet brilliant. Lastly the role of women plays a big part in the appeal of the play as it shows how Desdemona enforces the idea of
She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying. Nevertheless, her blind devotion to god convicts many innocent people as witches. In the court, she strongly claims that her babies were murdered because of witchcraft, “They were murdered, Mr. Parris! And mark this proof! Mark it!
Tension rises between Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor because Elizabeth had suspicions of Abigail and kicked her out of her house. Abigail Williams hates Goody Proctor because she believes that Elizabeth Proctor is a gossiping backstabbing liar and she wants John Proctor for herself. One way Abby seeks revenge from Elizabeth is by drinking a charm made by Tituba to kill her. Another way Abby seeks revenge is by falsely accusing Elizabeth of killing Ann Putnam 's babies. When Betty shouts that Abby drank a charm to kill Good Proctor, Abby states to Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren, and Betty Parris, ¨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 night and I will