Off the rip, Abigail is basically bashing Goody Proctor. When asked a question about Goody Proctor she responds “a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman” (Miller 12). This shows how Abigail already has built up malice towards Goody Proctor. To make things even better, Goody Proctor is later charged with witchcraft. Who charged her of this crime?
Right after Abigail smacked and yelled at Betty, Abigail looks at the girls with a mean look on her face and talks fiercely, “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sister’s. And that is all.
This angered Abigail and made more conflict in the play. So in a vengeful way she turned Elizabeth in for trying to kill her through witchcraft. If Abigail would stop all of this nonsense and accept that John Proctor has a loving wife, this conflict would
This starts a spree of lying and blaming which causes multiple innocent people to be hanged for being accused of witchcraft. One lie started a moment in history people today call crazy, unacceptable, and unrepeatable. “The Crucible” is a play that explains, through a crazy but remarkable story, why lying is a sin. In the present, lying could occur more frequently that truth is told.
When a person does something they shouldn’t be doing, they’re definitely going to be scared of the consequences behind it. Due to this, people will lie or do whatever it takes to save themselves. Furthermore, acting innocent and putting on an act that they didn’t do anything. Abigail Williams was in that situation and it lead her to no good. It lead her to being held responsible of the Salem Witch Trials.
With little experience, the harlet mistakes lust for love from Proctor. Once Abigail realizes Proctor won’t love her back because he has a wife, she decides to set her up. Abigail plans for Mary Warren, Proctor 's servant and Abigail’s weakest link, to give Elizabeth a poppet. Later in Act II, Abigail charges witchery on Elizabeth because of the poppet. A conversation between Proctor and Mary Warren starts, “You’re coming to the court with me, Mary.
When Abigail gets caught by Reverend Parris she decides to lie and tell him that they were just dancing and Betty Putman fainted when she was frightened by Parris when jumped out of nowhere. When Mrs. Putnam comes in to talk Parris about the incident that happened before, she says “i’d not call it sick; the devil’s touch is heavier than sick. It’s death, drivin’ into them, forked and hoofed.” she is responding to her daughter Betty not waking up after she fainted and is suggesting that they have Reverend Hale in to inspect her. When Hale comes and talks to Abigail and the other girls that were dancing in the forest she blames it on Tituba by saying that she forced her to do these bad things.
Abigail is accusing Mary Warren of being a witch just to keep all the attention off of her: “Mary, please don’t hurt me” (Abigail)! Now that the truth has been released Abigail is really worried that everything will be ruined if it is: “Mr.Danforth, he is lying” (Abigail)! I believe these sentences are my favorite from the story because things are heating up even more since the truth about the affair has been released in the court. Abigail Williams, a dynamic character, changes by the end of the play from bad to worse: Hathorne is astonished by Abigail’s disappearance and taking parris money to get away: “she have robbed you” (Hathorne)? Danforth now stating to know of Abigail’s disappearance doesn’t really seem to care: ‘My daughter tells me how she heard them speaking of ships l last week, and tonight i discover my- my strongbox is broke into” (Parris).
Mrs. Putnam brings in Tituba and once Abby sees her, she blames everything on Tituba. Once the they get Tituba to admit that she is a witch, they give her all kinds of attention and ask her if there are any other witches in Salem. Once Abigail sees that Tituba has all of this power she wants to jump in on it too so she tells them that she is a witch as well and starts naming off other people in the town that are witches. Betty who has been acting like she’s asleep
That someone being my Grandmother. She said that my Grandma was too involved in their relationship. My Aunt thought that my Grandmother calling them and wanting to see them was driving a fork in her marriage. My Aunt accusing my Grandma is similar to when the girls were screaming out people they claimed to have seen walking with the devil in Act one of the play. The girls were all watching as Tituba was giving up names of people she saw with the devil.
Mark this Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (144). The kind of power Abigail have, show that she is not petrified toward kill her friends, just to defend her name at Salem. Likewise, she not willing to help to individuals who needs help to be
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.