The Crucible was based in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The book starts off with Reverend Parris finding the girls in the woods dancing. Upon finding them Betty Reverend Parris’s daughter and some of the girls become ill. Abigail Reverend Parris’s niece tells him that when he found them in the wood Betty was so frightened when Parris found her she fainted and won’t wake. With Betty and the other girls unable to wake rumors of witchcraft start around the community. Reverend Parris begins to question Abigail about what they were doing in the woods.
During their discussion, Abigail becomes angry with Proctor because he refuses to acknowledge any feelings for her. Betty wakes again and is hysterical. The well-respected Rebecca Nurse is visiting the Parris household and calms her. Prophetically, Rebecca warns Parris that identifying witchcraft as the cause of
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
She is evil because she prays for spirits to give her the strength to turn emotionless. Lady Macbeth could be seen as truly evil for asking the spirits to fill her up with cruelty. However, by the end of the play, she is so consumed with guilt from her actions, that she kills herself. As Malcolm informed the crowd, “Fiendish queen, who took her own life,”(V,vii, 205). By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders.
Ann Putnam had accused Rebecca Nurse of the death of her seven babies. Thomas Putnam told his daughter to accuse their neighbors, since he has enough money to buy their land. With these people being accused of witchcraft, they are using revenge in a negative and powerful way to accuse many innocent people. The town has gone
Other accusations included those against Rebbeka Nurse and Thomas Putnam. Rebbeka nurse was again accused of sending her spirit to kill seven babies. Thomas Putnam was accused by Corey Giles of telling his daughter to call witch on George Jacobs to aquire his land. It is documented that if Jacobs hangs he will forfeit his land and Putnam is the only person that would be able to afford it. Although Giles had this clain documented it was dissmissed because Giles refused to give the name of his source.
Abigail believed that Proctor actually loved her and she waited every night for him. She was brainwashed to think he would leave his wife for her. The witchcraft accusation came from the beginning of the story when Abigail and the girls were dancing naked in the woods and chanting. She made false accusations that people in the village were worshipping the devil to cover what she had done. Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged.
But, it is no use, she does not listen to what he wants. Hansel, on the other hand, has another tricky plan to come back home again even after the step mother has also another plan. The point is the step mother is trying all she can to throw the children away, far from the house but Hansel is also tricky, "On the way into the forest Hansel crumbled his in his pocket, and often stood still and threw a morsel on the ground.". In here, the step mother shows her final action as a horrible parent for both Hansel and Gretel before finally she dies, "The woman led the children still deeper into the forest, where they had never in their lives been before. Then a great fire was again made, and the mother said: 'Just sit there, you children, and when you are tired you may sleep a little; we are going into the forest to cut wood, and in the evening when we are done, we will come and
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.
Her relation to blood changes as first starting off as acting as a creepy unhumanly devil with a love for blood which then changes to fearing the smell of blood and imagining it on her hands. “Out, damned spot. Out, I say one, two. Why then ‘tis time to do’t. Hell is Murky…,” Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking/ sleeptalking imagining that patches of blood are all over her and she is demanding them to come off.
John Proctor’s fears manifest when he resists in allowing Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale post his name on the church door that he has practiced witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who has had an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as a maid in the Proctor’s household. When Elizabeth discovers that her husband and Abigail have committed adultery, she fires Abigail. Driven by lust and jealousy to own Proctor for herself, Abigail aspires to terminate Elizabeth by playing her Mafia-like games and forcing the other Salem girls to participate (I. 460-473).
In the book, the crucible the main topic was about witchcraft. Parris is on his knees praying in the first scene facing his daughter who is on the bed unconscious. The rumor around was that his slave, his daughter, and his niece were in the forest dancing around naked with other girls. Abigail says they did not do witchcraft and that Betty simply fainted just because she got scared when she saw her father there. Elizabeth a woman who worked with Abigail at her home once but got fired has stopped going to church.
A devil, accordingly, did for her many services.Her master blamed her for not carrying out the ashes, and a devil afterwards would clear the hearth of ashes for her. Her master sending her to drive out the hogs that sometimes broke into their field, a devil would scare the hogs away and make her laughed to see how it feared them. She confessed that she had murdered a child and committed uncleanness both with men and with devils. In the time of her imprisonment, the famous Mr. Smith was at great pains to promote her conversion from the devil to God, and she was, by the best observers, judged very penitent both before her execution and after it, and she went out of the world with comfortable hopes of mercy from God through the merit of our Savior. Being asked what she built her hopes upon, she answered, "Upon these words: 'Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, ' and these: 'There is a fountain set open for sin and uncleanness '.
Betty was revealing that Abigail Williams was committing witchcraft. Abigail drank a cup of blood to eliminate John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth. Abigail had an affair with John Proctor while his wife was ill. John no longer has feeling for Abigail williams, but she still likes him. “She made me do it! she made me and Betty do it….he makes me drink blood….”(pg.