Abigail Williams To Blame Essay

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Three Reasons why Abigail, John, and Reverend Parris are to Blame for the Commotion Within Arthur Miller's Crucible During the Cold War between 1947-1991, immense amounts of tension arose between the two superpowers of the world: The United States and the Soviet Union. With the Rapid introduction of Nuclear weapons by the U.S. in WWII, the Soviet Union quickly attained their own weapons of catastrophe. Thus, these two looming superpowers, for over 50 years, sat trembling under the threat of the other. During these years of torrent, intense rumor came about over the fact that there might possibly be Soviet sympathizers within the U.S. gathering intel for the Soviets benefit. Thus, a man by the name of Joseph McCarthy invested his life during these years on finding and punishing these so…show more content…
Abigail is most likely the epitome of crazy. In the beginning of the play, she commits actions in the woods that are beyond suspicious. She was kicked out of the Procor house by Elizabeth due to suspicion of Adultery, and she is constantly lying profusely to cover herself up. Abigail is to blame for Salem's problems because she’s the one who accused everyone of witchcraft, including Elizabeth. By spilling all these accusations, Abigail turned Salem into a boiling pot of rumor and hatred. Even more so, it’s sad to think that Abigail did all of it simply because she wanted John back, and was angry at Elizabeth for being kicked out. On page 1157, Abigail's accusations are put on display, “I saw Goody Sibber with the Devil… I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil… I saw Goody Booth with the Devil!”. Abigail couldn’t control her mouth, and ran around town accusing and denying to her content. Alan Kazdin talks about lying, “It is unlikely that lying will be completely eliminated, but with the right encouragement, it can be dramatically lessened”. It’s safe to say that Abigail did not have right
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