The conflict of vengeance illustrates the chaos going around Salem and the lies she tells to fill her obsession. Abigail continues to try and sway john towards in hopes of him leaving Elizabeth behind. Jealousy causes people to think like the devil and corrupt the good things in someone’s life. Abigail Williams pretends to be angry at Elizabeth, she is telling lies about me... She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!” (Miller 150) Abigail uses her envy of Elizabeth’s marriage to john and resorts to name calling to persuade john to come to her. The Evil practices and sins will cast chaos in the town of Salem from one person.
Abigail Williams, very bitter towards Elizabeth, charges her with witchcraft. Abigail Williams said that Elizabeth Proctor had sent out her spirit and made it stab a needle into her stomach. John believes that Abigail is trying to get revenge on his wife for ending things, but he swears he will do anything to prove his wife’s innocence. Secondly, John Proctor confesses his crime of lechery to protect his wife (Miller, II 1146). John makes sure the court knows about the affair, to show that Abigail is blackmailing him to protect her own witchcraft acts and get vengeance on him.
There are an infinite number of reasons someone would seek revenge. The characters Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, and Thomas Putnam all seek revenge for various reasons in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. First, Abigail Williams becomes vengeful toward Elizabeth Proctor, the wife of her former lover John Proctor. Abigail believes Elizabeth “...is blackening my name in the village...is telling lies about me!” (Act I) She blames Elizabeth for lying, because Abby has a few secrets of her own. Elizabeth had previously fired Abby from her job as
Hugh Reamer p.5 Mr.Birk English 11 7 October 2016 Witch, Please. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a suspenseful story about witchcraft. Several of the characters are conniving and malicious because they’re accusing others of compacting with satan, Abigail Williams is a prime example of malevolence. I chose to write about Abigail because she is continuously dishonest and does not come clean even when given multiple opportunities. She shows just how malicious she is by trying to kill off Elizabeth for Proctors love.
She accuses Proctor’s wife of witchcraft to eliminate her from Proctor’s life. 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.
But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it now.” (110) Analysis of Quote: John Proctor desperately tried to expose Abigail Williams as a fraud without leaking the news of their affair. When Abigail and the girls deny Mary Warren’s testimony in order to have Elizabeth hang, John Proctor leapt up at Abigail and told the court, “She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave!” (110). He continued to ridicule Abigail by accusing her actions of being a whore’s vengeance. Abigail accused Elizabeth and tried to have her hang so that she could become Proctor’s wife. But while trying to achieve her one true wish, her manipulative tactics backfired with John’s confession of the affair.
The Salem witch hunt was the solution for Abigail plan to execute Elizabeth. Jealousy is the theme of The Crucible based on the influences of Abigail’s actions. Abigail expressed many of her actions of jealousy in The Crucible. First of all, Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth’s because of her marriage with John. Abigail says to John in act one, “oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such
By spilling all these accusations, Abigail turned Salem into a boiling pot of rumor and hatred. Even more so, it’s sad to think that Abigail did all of it simply because she wanted John back, and was angry at Elizabeth for being kicked out. On page 1157, Abigail's accusations are put on display, “I saw Goody Sibber with the Devil… I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil… I saw Goody Booth with the Devil!”. Abigail couldn’t control her mouth, and ran around town accusing and denying to her content. Alan Kazdin talks about lying, “It is unlikely that lying will be completely eliminated, but with the right encouragement, it can be dramatically lessened”.
Abigail is a girl longing for a relationship of a married man named Proctor. Miller demonstrates that ulterior motives can destroy relationships and even the demise of a community shown through Parris’ need for a positive reputation and Abigail’s mischief against Elizabeth Proctor. Firstly, Miller exposes the way which Abigail’s ulterior motive of hoping to be with John Proctor causes separation between Elizabeth and John Proctor. Abby is at the center of the witch hunts as she refuses to disclose the truth and begins to accuse others of witchcraft. Abigail’s ulterior motive is to have a relationship with John Proctor and get rid of Elizabeth.
Throughout the entire play of the Crucible, Abigail Williams portrayed the characteristic of a selfish teenager whose actions were only to help herself. She accused many innocent people of committing the crime of witchcraft, which nineteen were later hung. Her entire motive was to get revenge on Elizabeth Proctor so she could have Elizabeth’s husband, John Proctor, all to herself. “She blacken my name in the village! She is telling lies about me!
3. Tituba- Rev. Parris Slave Abigail- Parris Niece and also John secret side chick Betty- The Daughter of Parris 4. Mrs. Putnam’s Believes there are witches because she knows that Tituba does rituals so she believes that Tituba is a witch 5. Thomas is bitter because he wasn’t able to be the mister because of the fact that the townspeople rejected him 6.
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.
When her uncle, Mr. Parris, accused her of committing a crime with John, she would lie and blame it on Elizabeth. She once said "She hates me uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave. It 's a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman, and I will not work for such a woman!" (Miller, Act 1, 12). Consequently, she feared discovery of her transgressions, dancing in the woods, wishing Goody Proctor dead, and drinking the blood.