Instead of interrogating Abigail, he is silenced by her which most likely shows that he has accepted her demand of not being judged. At this point, there is a flip in power dynamics at the witchcraft trials, Abigail has overpowered Danforth in courtroom. Judge Danforth an honorable Judge of the supreme court has easily been dominated by a seventeen-year-old Abigail, proving that he is gullible to her lies. Lastly, right after the Andover witchcraft trial revolt, Abigail runs away and also steals Reverend Parris’s money (The crucible). The sheer act of fleeing away shows a sign of guilt and fear of punishment along with her act of stealing Reverend Parris’s money clearly speaks a lot about the criminal character of Abigail Williams.
Goodwife Cruff’s husband accuses Kit of being a witch and they lock her in jail. They ask Kit why she has Prudence’s name on one of her books thinking that she is trying to cast a spell over the little girl. She tries to explain that Prudence wrote it but they do not believe it because they believe Prudence is halfwit. They decide to
During Act 1 Mary attempted to be righteous, by trying to get Abigail to confess about what the dancing in the forest. She doesn’t want to be hanged for witchcraft and breaks down to the point Abigail smashes her across the face. Mary claims that they’ll “only be whipped for dancing’.” (Miller 18).“Abby, we’ve got to tell. Witchery’s a hangin’ error’.” (Miller 18). Mary was afraid of Abigail Williams and didn’t tell the truth fearing that Abigail would hurt her.
Abigail used to work for john Proctor and his wife Elizabeth, until Elizabeth found out about the affair between john and Abigail. John repeatedly told Abigail that the affair was over and he would never touch her again saying things like "Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again." (Page 23) but she does not accept this, so she tries to kill Elizabeth Proctor through Witchcraft. If Abigail Williams accepted her relationship with john
The emotions a person feels can cause people to do unimaginable things to themselves and other people. Throughout the book, people's emotions bring out the worst of the people of Salem. The people of Salem begin accusing people of witchcraft for their own personal vendettas and gain. In the book “ The Crucible” by Arthur Miller the people demonstrate, When reason fails, emotions control and results in the destruction of what is morally right or good. Before the book begins, Abigail Williams was fired by the Proctors because of her affair with John Proctor, the husband of the Elizabeth Proctor.
Then moving to rising actions, as Parris sends to doctor to know what happens to his daughter Betty, Parris is afraid from his country if they know that Parris has corruption at his house. The climax of the play is cleared, when Elizabeth has been accused for witch craft by Abigail. Also, Abigail and other girls pretension at the court have made the situation of Elizabeth and other innocent women more complicated. Moving to following actions, Proctor admits his affair with Abigail at the court, then Proctor confession of making witch craft. At the last Miller used horrible ending, that ends with Proctor’s refusal to give his name and sign on his confession, so he hangs up and he reaches to high
Therefore, people should not have to prove their innocence. In the play there have been many situation that concluded with no solutions that lead the character to betray their own belief. For example, in act one Tituba confessed to working with the devil to prove that she didn’t want to be a witch anymore. But in reality she knew that she did not have an option because issue was blame on her just for being the slave. Sarah Good became another victim in court that risk their good name to save their own life.
Neither he nor his wife would admit to his lechery in the aforementioned questioning, their reputation would be destroyed, even if it meant that the truth was shown. In Act Two, John has an outburst at his wife’s arrest, seeing as it would deface his family name saying to the court officials, “God will not let you wash your hands of this!”(204). Proctor blamed the court for his family legacy being ruined. In the last scene of the play, Proctor perfectly sums up the importance of the legacy behind the name. Proctor cries out, “I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (240).
Rather then acknowledging that they didn’t understand events. They said it was the devils work acting through someone in town. For example Abigail’s accusions were all just games to her but it forced people to have to choose death or not going to heaven for lieing. Many people wouldn’t confess, in fear of abandoning their friends, like when John Proctor was forced to sign a confession. After everything was said and done, Abigail left town and never had to face up to what she did to many innocent people.
She started the rumors of witchcraft in the whole Salem just to stay with John, doing impossible things to keep herself saved and to keep John. Also, Abigail was one rebel, she confronted God with all her acts; people in Salem fear of doing certain things like that. Abigail took advantage by doing that; people had certain fear to Abigail, so they
She believes it would be better to just pray and let the doctor try and save Betty. Once Hale does arrive at the scene and wants to start removing the Devil from the girls, Rebecca leaves because she doesn’t want to be in there to watch the children suffer. The other people in the room feel hatred towards her lack of moral support. Reverand Hale begins to question Abby, who denies everything. Mrs. Putnam brings in Tituba and once Abby sees her, she blames everything on Tituba.
Would you believe that a 12 year old girl would indirectly cause the deaths of 20 people? Abigail Williams a young girl who lived in salem she has been labeled as the first accuser in the Salem witch trials. Abigail is an pure evil. She has so much hatred to Elizabeth proctor she actually tries to perform witchcraft in attempt to kill her. Even when things spiral out of control and people start being killed she refuses to fess up in attempt to save people.
After her husband’s affair, their relationship is very weak and it is difficult for Elizabeth to even see her husband’s face. Next, Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, and she has to go to jail for crimes that she never committed. Finally, her husband is also accused of working with the devil, and either has to die whilst telling the truth, or live based on a lie. She puts aside her needs and says what is best for her husband, and what will set the best example for her kids. All of these situations require strength in order for her to survive them.
If someone “hangs for a witch he forfeit up his property” (Miller, 99) and then others would fight to get their property. In the Red Scare, those accused lost their jobs and their well earned respect. For example, Helen Keller’s reputation is practically spotless but once branded with communism, that went downhill. In the Crucible, Rebecca Nurse was accused of witchcraft, who was seen as the “mother” of Salem and had a pure reputation. This just shows that people blindly believed what they were told without really thinking about it.