Elizabeth Proctor Sacrifice

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“The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and and a dull spirit at the same time” (Lavatar). This quote is seen throughout The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, in a character named Abigail Williams. Located in 1600s Salem, Massachusetts, a group of troublesome girls started accusing many innocent people of witchcraft, which causes a lot of people to die. Abigail was the main instigator, using her psychotic personality to full advantage while being driven by her love for John. Since she is motivated by her lust for John Proctor, her decision to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft creates high tensions, restlessness and death by the end of the play. Abigail WIlliams is pushed by her by her love for John. “You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! John, pity me, pity me!”(24). At the beginning of the play the reader finds out that the reason Abigail lost her job working for the Proctors was because she slept with John. she believes that it was more than an affair, that it was true love, but John doesn’t feel that way whatsoever. Abigail does the epitome of desperation by telling John to “pity her”. Her being so desperate is dangerous because it causes her to be unsteady and unpredictable. Her decisions throughout the play creates chaos and…show more content…
“I will fall like an ocean on that court! Fear nothing, Elizabeth”(78). This quote shows how her decision to accuse Elizabeth backfires. Her whole reason for the accusation was to steal John from his wife, Elizabeth. Instead, it created a closer relationship between those two and fueled a hate of Abigail from John. In the quote, John says he will not let this injustice to happen and will go to the farthest measure defending her. He kept his word as the trials went on, and was hung because he confessed to save his wife. The decisions Abigail made throughout the play, changed her in a negative
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