Examples Of Foils In The Crucible

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A lesson that can never taught enough is to be careful of what you say about others. Miller demonstrates this with the characters of Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams, they are foil characters, meaning they are polar opposites and bring out the worst in each other. Elizabeth is a strong Christian woman who doesn 't hardly hold a grudge against anyone, always tells the truth, and is selfless. Abigail however is full of hate and revenge, lies to get what she wants, and thinks she runs the town of Salem during the trials.The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play set in the 1600’s in the puritan village of Salem, Massachusetts. This play shows how a little lie can spread into something uncontrollable and out of hand. Hatred towards others is…show more content…
Gaining power has its benefits and consequences, like a sphere of influence over others, or respect from your peers. All the same, too much power has major consequences. Abigail is an example of that consequence. In Act I on page 20 Abigail said “I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you….”to the other girls in Betty’s room. Abigail threatens the girls knowing that they will listen. As a result of, Abigail gains tremendous power and influence over the girls and their actions, this is seen in pages 114-123, where Abigail pretends to see Mary Warren’s spector and the other girls join along. Nonetheless, Elizabeth has a good reputation of a Godly and honest woman in the town of Salem. This is shown on page 81 where Elizabeth willingly goes with Cheever because she knows who she is and is faithful that her character, reputation, and that God will save her. Elizabeth is always true to herself and doesn 't hide from who she truly is. Abigail is a foil for Elizabeth due to their conflicting personalities and choices. The lesson to learn from these two is not to lie, do not push your luck beyond a certain limit, and be true to yourself. If the world or even just a few of its inhabitants learned these lessons, we could grow as a whole and lead a better and brighter future towards the next generation and leave our impact
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