Seven months before the play began, Abigail Williams worked for the Proctor household until John Proctor and Abigail Williams began to engage in an affair. John’s wife, Elizabeth Proctor, soon found out and fired Abigail on the spot, but the situation did not end without any consequences. Abigail had developed angry feelings against Elizabeth and fell hopelessly in love with John Proctor. Abigail holds a hope in her heart that John loves her and John will leave Elizabeth for her, despite John Proctors’ constant rejections to Abigail. So when an opportunity to get rid of Elizabeth comes up in the form of power to accuse people of witchcraft, Abigail jumps at the chance.
John Proctor’s actions of flawed conderdicted many times with those of honorable, however the flawed actions proved to overshadowed why he may have chosen to act with honor. In this play, Elizabeth Proctor’s romantic jealousy relates to how people in modern day may act if their spouse cheats on them. In modern day, it is more likely to get married to someone like John Proctor who has no respect and goes around sleeping with others, because it a common thing. Another thing that modern day people do is avoid telling other anything that could make them look bad, unless it comes to the point where you have to. This is because everyone is always worried about themselves in modern day society, whiv In conclusion, John actions that prove him flawed were much more extreme and noticeable throughout the
Elizabeth thinks that Abigail wants to kill her for John because Abigail wants to take her place as his wife. Elizabeth’s loyalty and sympathy are portrayed when she attempts to save her husband’s reputation by lying about his affair. She also proves her loyalty to Proctor, telling a lie to try and protect him although this sadly makes things worse for him. She was determined in what she believed. Elizabeth stated this about witchcraft to Hale “ I cannot think the Devil may own a women’s soul, Mr. Hale, when she keeps an upright way, as I have.
She is eighteen years old, she had an affair with a man named John Proctor, and she cannot be trusted. Abigail displays three character flaws: dishonesty, envy, and lust. Abigail displays dishonesty in the play because she lied about her and the other girls conjuring spirits in the woods. Abigail lied to her uncle and told him “It were sport uncle” (Miller 10 and 11) .Abigail’s uncle questions her about why she was kicked out of Elizabeth
Both are in love for John, but Elisabeth is the woman from John and Abigail is only an affair. Elisabeth is a strong woman without feelings and a broken heart, but Abigail is a child and want to do anything for John Proctor. Abigail and Elisabeth are “fighting” for John, but Abigail is doing it in a bad way and Elisabeth is showing emotions. Abigail’s bad way is, that she steals money for saving John from the death and she is mean to Elisabeth. The emotional way from Elisabeth is more in the end when John is on the way to hang, she says that he must do what he think is right and that she agree
Reverend Parris’ slave John Indian called out Bridget after his own wife Tituba repented for being a witch. Most historians believe that Tituba was the only real witch, the other women were accused mostly over the children parents’ revenge. Arthur Miller has a line in his play on the trials that says, “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” many feel that this is exactly what happened in Salem. Giles Corey was told by a good source that Thomas Putnam was getting his daughter Ann to cry witchery against his neighbors to get their land. Giles would soon be crushed by large stones because he would not give up who told him.
At that point in time Mary Warren and John Proctor both tried to prove Abigail Williams and the other girls of faking it until, act 4 when she backstabbed John Proctor and made her own claim that John Proctor was satan.”You’re the devil’s man.” (Miller 110). Mary knows what Abigail was always a threat and being on her side was an advantage, John Proctor was foolish for thinking Mary would keep her word and tell on the girls. He out of all people should know how powerful Abigail
John Proctor The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, is about real life events during the Salem Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Though most of the events in the play are real, some things are fictional. For example, John Proctor was a real person, but his character was exaggerated to make the play more interesting. In the play John Proctor and Abigail Williams had an affair, sometime after the affair ended Abigail began accusing people of witchcraft. John Proctor’s wife is eventually accused by Abigail, because Abigail was jealous of her relationship with John.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play involving numerous conflicts and relationships between multiple characters with the setting of Salem, Massachusetts 1692 during the Witch Trials. The most prominent one of them all is between the protagonist, John Proctor, and the antagonist, Abigail Williams. Their relationship changes drastically throughout the four acts due to Abigail’s actions. This then leads to John Proctor becoming aware of her true personality and intentions. Before the play, John was on much better terms with Abigail, seeing as they had an affair, but in Act 1 those feelings seem to be a lot more muted.
It seems Abigail does not love John per say, but instead lusts him. Abigail tries to have Elizabeth Proctor thrown in jail or even executed just to be with John and take revenge for his denial or her “love”. Another way this clouds her judgement is that she openly tried to blackmail John by using their time together in sinister fashions. She threatens to tell the court of their time together if he continues to refuse her. John ends up doing the right thing and not let Abigail manipulate him.
Arthur Miller 's historical play, The Crucible, portrays the historical events of the Salem witch trials through a crowd of unforgettable characters. Fear drives these Puritans to reveal their true emotions while facing their accusers in the bias courts before merciless judges. While eventually all the people of Salem become subject to this madness, two women stand out above the rest. Revenge and shame live in the heart of the teenage adulteress, Abigail Williams, while truth and righteousness reside in the soul of Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 's faithful wife.Although they both heighten the tension and suspense of the play, Abigail William 's and Elizabeth Proctor 's differences lead to turmoil due to their desire for one man 's love. In the Crucible, Abigail Williams can be described as a deceitful and cunning character who thought of the idea that she could lie her way through life without facing any consequences.
This kindled a powerful hatred that Abby had towards Elizabeth that would soon cause much more than a little harm. Once the idea of witchery took deep root into the hearts of the people, many were accused and arrested. Out of the selfishness of her heart, Abigail accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in an attempt to be rid of her so she could have John. She kept telling herself that she was in love with him, and she would use any opportunity to her advantage to be rid of Elizabeth. This however, would not bode well with John.
Really, the question is: are external influences more important that internal? Many people will agree that external influences are more important in making people who they are because external influences shape your attributes and point of view, when humans are born there is more bad than good inside you and you can only change by divine intervention. So, how is it that external influences shape people? Interestingly characteristics and attributes are determined by external influences because of the way our parents raise us, for example, if your parents always overemphasized the importance of education you will hold it in high esteem and therefore when choices arise you will choose education over having fun. Like Cherry said “It’s not just the money.