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.
Ophelia’s insane tune convinced the King and Queen that she was mad. Simultaneously, Ophelia was thrusting the ground and running around the castle. She had gone mad and it was all because of Hamlet’s madness caused from King Hamlet’s death. She loved Hamlet and Polonius, so their troubles caused her to go
What he doesn 't know, is that by cheating with Abigail, he partly started the Salem witch madness; John makes Abigail very envious of his wife, and thus, she begins accusing others of dark sorcery and witchcraft. John, at first, is very reluctant to tell everyone the truth about why Abigail and other young girls are accusing his wife and other older women of being witches because he fears it will ruin his good name and reputation. However, after he realizes that the situation has truly gone out of control, he tries to confess his wrongdoing, but is only imprisoned and accused of witchcraft as well.
Many if not most people are confused and are desperate for an answer. As a town full of godly people who fear the wrath of Satan. people are quick to make assumptions. This story falls in the hands of a teenage girl named abigail where the village rides on her beliefs and will arrest whoever is guilty of witchcraft. There is a lot not to like of abigail who was seen in the forest “dancing with the devil” with other girls and the servant of the parris family Tituba who apparently forced abigal to perform the black magic with her.
John began to feel guilty for what he had done, though, and told Abigail that he will no longer be seeing her. This angered Abigail and made more conflict in the play. So in a vengeful way she turned Elizabeth in for trying to kill her through witchcraft. If Abigail would stop all of this nonsense and accept that John Proctor has a loving wife, this conflict would
In one of the scenes, Parris and Hathorne are talking about the Salem community and what is happening due to the witchcraft trials. “I’ll tell you what is said here, sir. Andover has thrown the court, they say, and will have no part of witchcraft. There be a faction here feeding on that news, and I tell you true, sir, I fear there will be a riot” (79). Everyone in Salem is getting irked and bewildered with the witch trials.
Abigail, being the immoral person that she is, is always finding ways to do bad amongst others to get her desire. In this case her desire would be to obtain the love and affection from John Proctor, a married and generally moral character. The relationship the both have between each other, ‘adds fire’ to the problems at the community they are in. Abigail plots to accuse Johns wife of witchcraft, and in this community, this is considered a massive crime. Proctor commits to his ‘real’ relationship with Elizabeth and is there to defend his wife who has been accused of a crime unjustifiably by Abigail.
Many mountains were shown beyond the sea with the shot flying. After that, the storyteller starts talking about the problems between the United States and the Soviet Union. For more than a year, the Western leaders were hearing that the Soviet Union were working secretly and creating deadly weapons to attack them. Many sources have told the Western countries including the United States that Russia is building a secret project in a remote place named
Espionage has been utilized as a tactic throughout the world for many centuries. The height of intelligence and counterintelligence organizations peaked during the Cold War, because there was an increase in the amount of government funding and resources devoted to espionage. The Cold War was a period of continuous political and military tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. Both nations had opposing ideologies, different views on capitalism and communism, and wanted power for global supremacy. For this reason, the Soviet Union employed espionage, fearing that capitalist nations would bring the downfall of communism.
Ultimately, his bad decisions and the cold-heartedness of his daughters leads to the death of him, his daughters, and many others. The main villain, Goneril, helps to add to the meaning and to the plot of Shakespeare’s play. Goneril can be seen as the most villainous character throughout the play because she lied to and was cruel to her father, King Lear, she was the most ruthless and brutal with her punishments, and she did most everything merely for self gain. Goneril not only lies to her father, but she is nothing but cruel to him. When Lear decides how to divide his kingdom, he does so based on how much his daughters love him.