Abigail Williams is to Blame In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, an unmarried orphan in the Massachusetts town of Salem, increasingly grows more jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor intensifies in attempt to realize her desire for Elizabeth's husband John Proctor. Her ambition for vengeance only grows stronger, and her selfishness escalates. She repeatedly lies to save herself by denying her involvement in witchcraft. In order to save herself she accuses the innocent, without any sense of ethical violation. Abigail proves to be a selfish antagonist in The Crucible that shows no sense of right and wrong.
To give one example of manipulation, Flannery O'Connor, Georgia State author of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", writes that "You wouldn't shoot a lady, would you?"(421). The grandmother is trying to make the misfit vulnerable, even though he has already killed everyone but her. She's begging the misfit for her life. Every one of those people would still be alive if it was not for the grandmother. She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways.
In the story, “Harrison Bergeron” the main character, Harrison, ( and other people ) were handicapped for being more intelligent than other people. The government decided that wasn’t ok, and that they have to do something or else not everyone could be equal. By the end of the story, Harrison proves to be mysterious, confident, and brave by all the chaotic events that happened. Harrison stands up against society and shows everyone how he is not afraid or angry about being different. Being different is ok, people do not have to bow down the the expectations of society; they just need to understand being themselves make them their own person, and make them unique in their own way.
In To Kill A Mockingbird they make it a struggle for the jury to choose the right decision of who’s guilty and innocent, or the skin color in which they like or dislike. Mayella lies about Tom Robinson because of her bad decisions she’s made. A decision Mayella has made was just having Tom Robinson doing work for her. She should know better that it wouldn’t settle well with her father. After Mayella had Tom help her get rid of items, she began to like Tom.
First complication she encountered was George acting strange because the thought of war made him into a stranger that the man she once loved will be change and what was going on in George’s mind was his duty he has to give to his country and Edithas love. But still she manipulated him still into doing things her way and promising her that he will never drink again “Promise me,” she commanded that you’ll never teach it again!”(Howells 381) “You don’t belong to your country, and you have a sacred charge to keep yourself strong and well for your country sake” (Howells 381) Georges death surprises her; never in her mind did it cross her mind that her loved one could die. But she remembered her duty that George had told her before he was sent off to war “If anything happens to me I want you to help my mother out “ (Howells 382) As she meet Mr. and Mrs. Gearson they scolded her for sending George away. Editha ideals of war were different from George’s because of her George is dead. Because he loves her enough to sacrifice his well-being for
Dimmesdale and Chillingworth both have secrets that make them look and act differently, their secrets affect their character and how they do their job. Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl but he doesn 't want to face the same humiliation as Hester did for his sins. Because of his secret he self punishes and fasts, he also preaches better than he did before although his health is failing. Chillingworth’s secret is that he was the husband of Hester while he was away, before she cheated on him. Chillingworth gets uglier and uglier driven by the need to get revenge on Pearl’s father.
Elizabeth was right for lying to the court about John Proctor’s infidelity. Elizabeth believed it was her fault for him turning away due to the strictness she kept due to her belief that no one could truly ever love her since she was so ordinary. “I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me" (144). Elizabeth goes on to say how during the three months she was taken, she looked into herself and could not blame Proctor for being a lecher. This is because Elizabeth had sins of her own, also by being a cold wife had prompt Proctor 's lechery.
(Miller 80). Reason being that John didn’t care at the moment what the court would have to say. John mostly had his mind set to try to get his wife and to help the people that were being accused. Second of all, While Mary Warren was giving her confession to the court the girls began to lie about Mary doing witch craft.
John Proctor defies the church by forgetting the adultery commandment, a major sin that is punishable by death. This causes tension between him and Judge Danforth who believes Proctor is guilty of adultery because of his affair with Abigail Williams. Danforth begins to conceive that Salem citizens can not only carry out sins and break away from the church, but from the government as well. This is perceived as a personal fear, but it’s the actions Danforth carries out that makes the fear spread among the community. He questions those who are convicted, and punishes them without a proper trial.
Tell the children I have gone to visit someone sick” (Miller 83) and left. Clearly, Proctor’s action and attitude considered as rebellion from society and authority, where he had ripped out a warrant from court to deliver the message of “my wife will not go to court for a crime that she didn’t committed”. Although Proctor had illustrated his manhood to protect his wife by challenge the authority, but his voice was powerless compare with court authority. Therefore, Elizabeth in compliance with the authority figures because she was responsible to obey rules and laws as citizens. Further, her fear disclosed the power of individual in Puritan society, since her family’s voice was unheard and ignore, and she cannot defend herself from crime.