She wanted them to obey her, so she would threaten to kill them so they would keep quiet.3 Abigail is very deceiving and lied often. During the book she convinces people that she is a nice girl, and that she wouldn’t do anything wrong. Abigail was an interesting character,
In the beginning she was an innocent girl that turns into revengeful girl who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Through Abigail’s characterization as manipulative, dishonest, and vindictive, Miller shows how one girl can create so much fear in one town. Abigail knows how to get what she wants, when she wants it. She is a magnificent manipulator. There are many instances where
In Sophocles’ Antigone, the antagonist, Creon is a foil to the protagonist, Antigone. Creon is also considered a flat character due to the fact we do not know much about said character. Antigone would be considered a round character because we know much about her ideals, personality, and defining traits. The contrast between these two characters is great, (and two masks will be used to compare them). Antigone is the perfect example of a protagonist, yet the opposite of ordinary in Roman society for she is loyal, headstrong, yet loving.
They mostly have ulterior motives and operate behind a visage of godliness and holiness. Abigail Williams the main antagonist of the crucible, and the mastermind behind the witch trials, is a lustful, wicked, defensive girl who is not too low for any disgraceful act. Abigail is a defensive person. Even though some of the things said about her are true, she does everything in her power to attempt to disprove it and escape trouble and prosecution. She was born an orphan according to Miller, as she lost her parents in an attack.
“She is the consummate seductress; the witchcraft hysteria in the play originates in her carnal lust for Proctor” (Schissel 3). Abigail is the core of “The Crucible”, everything originates in her desire for Proctor, and the way she achieves her goals. “Abigail is the most complex of the girls in the town who cry out against their elders. Both clever and cunning, her intense cynicism toward the so called respectability of the town is partly supported in the way that we see them act” (Abbotson 1). She has so many layers to her character that we as readers can explore.
Humans by chance are dramatically different in personalities, and the actions people go through to overcome life. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Miller is described as a young girl who manipulates and lies her way out of consequences. In comparison, Rebecca Nurse is admired and trusted, in the judgment strict Puritan town of Salem. Abigail Williams and Rebecca Nurse’s differential traits display how honesty and following the rules will lead to good standing in a society. In The Crucible, Abigail’s lying in comparison, to Rebecca’s honesty shows, following the rules will lead to a good reputation.
The Great Abigail Williams The most admirable character has to be Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams was a strong character that won’t let anything nor no one take what she craves. “She'll kill me for saying' that! Abby will charge lechery on you, Mr. Proctor!” (Act 2,1180. Miller.
I must think about it" (27.4). Edna fully understands that society would brand her as a terrible woman, but she does not view herself as a bad person. There is an external and internal difference that Edna hopes to one day reconcile. Chopin, instead of creating tension within Edna, created tension within the society and Edna with her newfound independence does not mind how society classifies her. Decisively, it can be concluded that the tension between outward conformity and inward questioning builds the meaning of the novel by examining Edna’s role as a wife, mother, and as nontraditional woman in the traditional Victorian period.
Throughout the novel, the women are depicted primarily as semi-feminists. They are neither fully feminist or fully anti-feminist because they all uphold as well as destroy typical misogynistic beliefs. However, given that any form of feminine power was unaccepted at this time, the women of these tales display an unprecedented level of self-pride. Though the feminist waves had a more resounding impact on women’s roles, Chaucer's characters can be seen as foundational. In addition, the archetypes associated with these women continue to exist even
Miller description of women shows multiple problems. He is making a statement about gender, that it is easier for women to fall into a trap not being able to think for themselves. Also the description of the woman roles that was played in this to be useful for those who was in position of power as opposed to serving the public good. Although Abigail is 17 years old she is very smart, she knows how to get out of trouble. In The Crucible she has so many personal traits, selfish, manipulative, jealous, and a liar.