I danced for the devil; I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss his hand.”(Act 1). Abigail is trying to manipulate and influence
Even though John was not accused he confesses his affair with Abigail to Danforth saying, “I beg you, sir, I beg you-see what she is...She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave...God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.” (Miller ). Proctor was well aware of the consequences of his confession, however, the accusation of his wife put him between a rock and a hard place so to speak. Therefore, he had to decide whether to confess and hope to save his wife and ruin his reputation or not confess to ruin his wife’s reputation and save his. The position he was placed in was caused by Abigail's false accusation of Elizabeth. Due to his confession, Proctor exclaims, “Because it is my name!
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a play that takes place in the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1692. The play begins with young girls performing a ritual in the woods to get the guys they like to fall in love with them. After they are caught, the situation spirals out of control as the presiding church officials begin trials to hang the alleged witches that plague Salem. Abigail Williams, one of the girls, accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch in order to have her killed because she feels envy towards what Elizabeth has with her husband John Proctor, a farmer. Abigail uses the situation to her advantage to rid herself of Elizabeth so that she can finally be with John, despite the him telling Abigail that they will no longer have anything together.
The Witch is preparing to kill Edmund as the rescue party arrives. Aslan and his followers rescue Edmund, but are unable to find the Witch, who disguises herself as part of the landscape. Edmund is happy to see his siblings, as he has accepted that the Witch is evil. The next day, the Witch and Aslan speak and the Witch demands Edmund 's life because she says that Edmund is a traitor. The Witch says that according to the Deep Magic of Narnia, a traitor life 's is forfeit to the Witch.
I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil! “ ( Miller, The Crucible, For the Red Scare, the real perceived threat is communism to the United States.
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”.
When Abigail sees this she thinks they will do the same for her. " I want to open myself! I want the light of God; I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil!
Parris has sent for Reverend John Hale of Beverly, an expert on witchcraft, to determine whether Betty is indeed bewitched. Parris berates his niece, Abigail Williams, because he discovered her, Betty, and several other girls dancing in the forest in the middle of the night with his slave, Tituba. Tituba was intoning unintelligible words and waving her arms over a fire, and Parris thought he spotted someone running naked through the
When Betty says “You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor” (Miller 19), the reader can clearly determine that Abigail will take any measure to accomplish her selfish goals. This is as Abigail is trying to intimidate the other girls into not saying anything. “She is the consummate seductress; the witchcraft hysteria in the play originates in her carnal lust for Proctor” (Schissel 3).
The Tudors is a historical fiction show about the rule of Henry the 8th and his six wives. Whenever Henry decided that he did not love his current wife and no longer wanted to be married to her, he would blame others for their failing marriage and unhappiness. For instance, Henry was madly in love with his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However, when she miscarried their son and the child turned out to be deformed, he decided to blame her for their deteriorating marriage, and their malformed, miscarried son. He even put some of the blame on God by claiming God was punishing him for getting a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.