Character Analysis - Abigail Williams Sweet and funny are words usually used to describe teenage girls. This is not the case for Abigail William’s, she is the opposite of the average teenage girl. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, Abigail is a naive young girl who viciously attacked Elizabeth with intelligence because she was jealous. First off, Abigail is in love with John Proctor and is oblivious to the fact that John will never love her back.
The crucible, written by Arthur Miller, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Several girls are discovered dancing in the forest and are accused of witchcraft. Reverend Hale, the “spiritual doctor” is called to Salem and a witch hunt ensues. Knowing that the girls would be punished for what they did, they claim they were possessed by spirits and turn the tables by accusing other people. Abigail Williams has had a hatred for Elizabeth Proctor because she is with her lover, and that is to blame for Abigail conjuring spirits in the first place.
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, Miller demonstrated that it was Abigail William’s flaws: lust, vengeance, and jealously that led her to be responsible the most for the tragedy of the witch hunts in Salem. Abigail Williams started the entire suspicion of there being active member of witchcraft throughout Salem, Massachusetts. She did this for her own benefits and used trickery to get what she wanted. Abigail was corrupt and only cared for her own desires. There are many reasons that these flaws are crucial to the outcome of the play.
Nicole Schaefer Mr. Becker American Literature October 29, 2014 Two Women for Two Different Worlds In the novel the crucible, Elizabeth, wife of John Proctor, and Abigail Williams, mistress of John Proctor are two main roles. Elizabeth, a woman who is loyal and true, or manipulative and ruthless liar, Abigail. She pretends to see spirits and commands the other girls to pretend as well.
In the novel “Love in the Time of Cholera” and the play “The Crucible”, both stories convey love in different ways. Love, according to Gabriel García Márquez, is an illusion that is created for self satisfaction. On the other hand, Arthur Miller claims that love is in a direct relationship with one’s morality. However, similarly, both stories portray that the longer together two people are, the stronger their bond.
In the play “The Crucible,” written by Arthur Miller, obtaining power was an important aspect in Salem. A great deal of characters in the play sought-after power, whether it be over their lives, the people, Salem, and the events happening on the play. One particular character in the play, Abigail Williams, made many decisions after acquiring power over the town. Women in Salem did not have a lot of power. In fact, all that is needed from them is to bear children and serve their husbands.
The Crucible , written by Arthur Miller, is a fictional story of the Salem Witch Trial that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Throughout the story, Miller provides many universal themes and conflicts, the most important one being envy. Extreme jealousy can blind a person’s judgement and lead them to act in amoral ways. Abigail Williams, who is in love with John Proctor, sets out to get rid of his wife, Elizabeth, and take her place.
The Crucible While Abigail Williams is not completely responsible for the hysteria and death in the Salem Witch Trials, she is one of the main contributing factors for the historical event in the 1690’s. In the novel “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller Abigail Williams is vengeful, selfish, manipulative, and a liar that uses these things for her self-interest. Her actions cause innocent people to be executed for her personal gain. Abigail never seems to care for any of the villagers in Salem except John Proctor, a married man she had an affair with several months before the events of the play. Abigail used to work for john Proctor and his wife Elizabeth, until Elizabeth found out about the affair between john and Abigail.
Hero: A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities; however, heroism is not synonymous with perfection. Man can be a hero in spite of having some flaws. This is apparent in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, a story about the Salem Witch Trials in which Abigail Williams accuses dozens of innocent people of witchcraft. Despite being flawed, John Proctor, Reverend Hale, and Elizabeth Proctor can demonstrate their heroism in The Crucible. John Proctor is shown to be both a hero and a flawed man in regards to his lechery.
As supported by psychology, it takes more than a single interaction for one to draw a conclusion on the true characteristic of another. For, if one only used that one moment to judge the characteristics of another, then he or she would most likely misjudge how that person truly is. Instead, it is crucial to use a multitude of instances with another to piece together their true intentions and moral values. In The Crucible, a tragedy, by Arthur Miller, scene 2.2 should be included in the play because it adds to the development of character.