They both want to stay together because of all the secrets they have that influence the story on a crazy twisted road. As the story The Crucible progresses the characters of Abigail and Mary begin to get very involved in influencing events that occur. Their friendship influences the story throughout by the web Abigail weaves in manipulating poor quiet Mary. By including Mary in the activities in the woods, Mary is now a witness to all of the girls “magic”. Proctor tries to force Mary to tell the truth about Abigail and Mary responds with, “She’ll kill me for sayin’ that”.
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.
In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, a group of girls were found dancing in the forest. Betty, the minister’s daughter, becomes sick and they believe she is possessed. Abigail, the minister’s niece, is questioned but blames it all on Tituba. Tituba confesses to have signed a deal with the devil and is seen as saved by God so then Abigail confesses to also be saved and not hung. Abigail blames different people but she also blames John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth.
In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, Abigail is most to blame in the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials is based on a period of time where the devil’s work has found its way into the Christian city of Salem, causing everybody accused of witchcraft to confess, or be hanged. Abigail, a teenage girl at the time, has fell madly in love with a man by the name of John Proctor. John is a married man, but in his past he has had an affair with Abigail which nobody knew of. Abigail’s immaturity shows throughout the story, along with major jealousy over Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife.
The Relationship Between Proctor and Abigail #2 John Proctor and Abigail Williams have a very complicated relationship, that heavily influences the events throughout the play, The Crucible. Without these few events, the witch trials may have never begun. But what were these few events? For one, Abigail and Proctor had an affair. Abigail was a house maid for Elizabeth and John Proctor.
From the very beginning, if she had confessed the truth, then many innocent lives would not have been tampered nor killed. Due to her affair with John Proctor, Abigail has the greatest urge to be with him. She ruins the marriage between the Proctors, and even said she wanted to kill Elizabeth. Her selfish desires of being with Proctor and killing his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, provoked nothing but many families to mourn in the death of
She made the mistake of falling in love with John Proctor, who had committed the crime of lechery. Abigail is not a good character because she wanted John Proctor and she did all that she can to make him love her again. Abigail had little power in the Salem community, being a young girl and single. She found herself falling in love with John Proctor. She wanted Elizabeth, who was Proctor’s wife, out of
It starts with a simple lie of defending herself of the accusations of witchcraft, but will spiral out of control as the novel and her lies progress. When Hale is questioning Abigail, he asks about the liquid in the kettle that was in the woods with them, “Did you drink it?” She responds “No sir!” Then Hale asks “Did Tituba ask you to drink it?” She quickly comes back with “She tried, but I refused”(pg. 43 Act 1). These simple
With Abigail's careless act, the town is in despair, every time she would create a lie it would turn people against each other. Even when these group of people have been living with each other years, with one action from Abigail they are automatically believing each person is associated with the Devil. Questioningly, Abigail says “Why? Why do you come, yellow bird?” (Miller.3.991). Once again, Abigail uses spectral evidence to get her way.
She is shown to be young, wide-eyes through her description “Abigail Williams, seventeen- a strikingly beautiful girl.” (8) Thus Abigail has idealized her entire relationship with John Proctor instead of seeing it for what it truly was, an affair that took place because Proctor, a bit lonely, felt distant from his wife and consequently turned to Abigail for warmth, she see’s the two of them as being in love and the only thing keeping them apart is John Proctors wife, Goody Proctor. This is portrayed quite clearly in Abigail's motivation throughout the play as she is constantly trying to eliminate Goody Proctor. This is seen in the Act I when it is revealed by Betty Parris that it was Abigail who was attempting to kill Goody Proctor when the girls were dancing in the woods, all in attempt to be with John Proctor "You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!"