That is until Mary caves under the pressure and accuses John Proctor of being the Devil 's man, so nothing bad occurs due to Abigail. In addition, Abigail tells lies, manipulates her friends and the entire town, and eventually sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. Throughout all of the hysteria, Abigail’s motivations are based off of a simple jealousy and a desire to have revenge on Elizabeth Proctor. There are a few background
It all starts at the very beginning when they start lying about Tituba being a witch and conjuring Ruth Putnams dead sisters. And the group of girls that accuse people of witch trial are lying pretty much the whole play. One doesn’t even know if witches and wizards are real and these girls had all of Salem going crazy thinking everyone is cursed with witchcraft. They did it all to make people lower on the social ladder than they are or to get back at people who have done them wrong. It is established very early in the play that girls are liars when Abby says, “
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. She tried desperately to win back Proctor by forcing him to admit that he still has feelings for her.
The three Weird Sisters – or, more simply, the witches – are one of the most iconic and well known features of Macbeth. Iris Theatre’s production of the play portrayed them as controlling, demonic forces, and by doing this, dilutes the original moral message of the play. The Witches portrayal is one of the most important decisions that each production of Macbeth must make for itself. As Norton Shakespeare’s introduction to the play states, “What is the nature of these strange creatures that ‘look not like th’inhabitants o’th earth,’ as Banquo observes, ‘and yet are on’t’ (1.3.39 – 40)?
The Weak Minded Lady Macbeth Cruelty, deception, manipulation, are all traits of a weak person. “Alack, I am afraid…” (II, ii, 9-13). Lady Macbeth states this expressing her weakness when it comes to committing evil deeds. In the play The Tragedy of “Macbeth,” the main character Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches saying he would be king. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, pushes him over the edge and manipulates him into murdering the 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.
Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do. Nobody just tells their husband to kill their king because some old hags off the side said that he would be king, that's not how things work in the world. She is evil also because she said: “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with the direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) in order to have the right amount of “evil” to kill the king, another example is when she is setting up the murder with daggers for Macbeth to kill the king, she says before
However, it isn 't her fault she was put into situation where the quiet coaxing of power was too strong for her merely human psyche to resist. The witches are the one who provoked her desire for power with their prophecy telling “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”. Lady Macbeth chooses to overthrow the current leader and uses her manipulative ways to convince her husband to join her killing spree of anyone who stands in the way of the throne. She is a woman well versed in the art of manipulation, “Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear, And chastise thee with the valour of my tongue” she says urging her husband to come home so she can
She is the darkest side of his husband because she is the main driving force behind the murder of Duncan because she encourages him, and the attempt to cover it up. She acts like the witches, with manipulation, showing him that to murder someone is not such a thing, and that he must “be a man”. What Lady Macbeth does not know, is that sooner or later the consequences arrive. She is blinded by her want for him to become king and her ambition wins. Additionally, Lady Macbeth takes the witches predictions and try to become them true, she leverages that opportunity to make it reality.
Ambition or murder? Lady Macbeth’s ambition and her desire to become the queen is the driving force behind Duncan and her husband’s demise. This can be seen in her decision to act upon the prophecy, her questioning of Macbeth’s manhood when he was unwilling to kill Duncan and the fact that she was the one guilty for coming up with a plan to murder Duncan.
“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.