That old Goody Proctor is no good for him. I wish she were gone already so John could notice that I’m the only one for him. Anyway, back to us being found in the woods; I really did not expect Uncle Parris to find us. I think he saw Mary naked, but I’m almost sure that he didn’t see me do anything. Of course I didn’t tell anyone what we really did, they wouldn’t believe me anyway.
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.
Reverend Parris was having a conversation with Abigail about what happened in the forest. He was very confused about the answers he was getting from Abigail, and if they were true why was Betty still asleep? Parris told her that if she did not tell the whole truth he could not go and disclaim the accusations of witchcraft if he did not have all of the truth. She replied by saying “We did dance, uncle, and when you leaped out of the bush so suddenly, Betty was frightened and then she fainted. And there’s the whole of it.
Mary tries to stand up to Abigail and tell everyone it’s all a lie, however, when Abigail threatens her of witchcraft, she gives up and joins Abigail again. Abigail’s lack of loyalty towards these girls shows that people who expect loyalty do not always return it. Abigail’s charades eventually land John Proctor in jail, and she tries to persuade him to run away with her when he is set to hang. When he refuses, she runs away and leaves him to his fate with no regard to what will happen to him, only what will happen to her. The Crucible demonstrates that people will always leave anyone if it means they stay safe or get what they want.
Instead of Abigail finding a way to distress the situation, she violently attacks Betty. Then Abigail threatens all of the girls that if they confess to anyone, she will “bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you”. Even though Abigail’s threat did work, it only worsen her situation.
Abigail was affected by his integrity, or his temporary lack of integrity. Proctor committed lechery with Abigail, and he never thought that it would be the cause for a group of girls to commit witchcraft, people dying, and people being jailed. “But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again…,”(p. 1370) this quote demonstrates John Proctor’s integrity and guilt. Abigail is making advances on him and he turns
Liesel makes bad choices because they lead others in sticky situations, only benefit herself, and are unnecessary. In this story, Liesel steals for her own benefit which inevitably leads to the people around her getting in trouble. Throughout the book Liesel steals multiple times and most of the time it is with Rudy, her best friend. Even though they have a wonderful friendship, Liesel can be selfish and disregard the fact that Rudy can be at fault. “Earnestly he said “just wait,” and hurried back around the corner.
Abby wanted John Proctor, the man she worked for. She ended up getting John. John had his wife Elizabeth. He had a secret affair with his worker Abby. When Abby had to confess due to being caught in the woods she didn't want people to know about their affair.
Angered by this, Proctor physically attacks Abigail and denounces her as a whore, and has to back up what he says with evidence. Overcome with emotion, and distraught of how far he allowed the court’s corruption to continue, he confesses to having an affair with Abigail and her plot to trying to rid of Elizabeth in hopes of replacing her. By telling the truth, John shows growth in his character, as he accepts that his good name must be ruined to protect innocent victims, ““I have made a bell in my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name – and you will believe me. Mr. Danforth” (page 116)!
Proctor tries to force Mary to tell the truth about Abigail and Mary responds with, “She’ll kill me for sayin’ that”. (Miller, 1180). She fears Abigail and therefore will not testify against them because she knows they will turn on her. Abigail at one point even turns on Mary and accuses her. Abigail’s lies carry her through the entire trial and allows her to put several people to death because the court believes her.