In The Crucible written by Arthur Miller we are introduced to one of the main characters Abigail Williams. Abigail is your typical mean girl, she won't stop she gets her way, she will take down anyone who stands in her way and does not care if she hurts them in the process. Throughout the book we see Abigail accuse and lie to many people which causes drama and suffering in Salem. She seemed not to care about anyones feelings except John Proctor. Abigail was having affair with John when she was working for him until Elizabeth, Johns wife, found out and fired her. Even after John told Abigail things were over she would not believe it (23). She believed John and her love was everlasting that she tried to kill Elizabeth multiple times.
In 1962 Salem the society is very different from today. There is no room for creativity so Abigail creates her own fun so everyone will pay attention to her. It also gives her the power that she never had. People begin to fear her as she becomes greater. She is enjoying all of this because it is fun to her. She becomes a victim of the society because her parents were killed so she never had a warm, loving, accepting home. The only love she is familiar with is from sleeping with a married man. Abigail does evil things as a result of wanting to be loved. She is …show more content…
When Abigail was a child she observed her parents being murdered by Native Americans. “I saw Indians smash my dear parents heads on the pillow next to mine…”(19). After that she was raised by her uncle, Reverend Parris. “He was a widower with no interest in children, or talent with them” (3). Parris never really enjoyed children, he considered young adults who should not speak, he also thought that they should be “Thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak.” (3). From that we can see that Abigail grew up without a proper caring
Abigail Williams was the goody two shoes that kept her reputation high, until she turned on many with a single lie. In The Crucible By Arthur Miller, is set in the year of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts where a witch outbreak has jailed many of the women from a fault of one girl named Abigail. It causes havoc in Salem that will lead to death in the village. Abigail has shown many transformations and showed that she is very dynamic from her emotions, to her actions, and to her experiences throughout the story of The Crucible. Abigail has shown that she has grown mentally and emotionally.
Abigail Williams: Abigail only cares about herself. She is selfish and cold; she manipulates her friends and the people close to her. All of her actions are for her own well-being. Abigail manipulates people even though others lives are in danger. All of the hangings that occurred in Salem were her fault.
Life is like a mountain range with its many ups and downs. Each person has their own trek amongst the mountains, and some of these treks are more difficult than others. When faced with these difficult treks amongst the mountains, many people do as Dale Carnegie once stated; “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. ” In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characters Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor each find themselves facing their own mountain, and it is from these uphill tests that each character becomes transformed.
Miller tells us about Abigail 's childhood, namely about a tragedy she was witness to at a very young age. Her parents were both killed in front of her by the Indians. There is no doubt that this event affected her. No wonder she became brutal as an adult; she was too young to be exposed to such a gruesome
She was the epitome of an immoral, self-centered person. Many people were executed on her behalf and even more were damned. Everything she did agonized someone else. Through tyranny, she forced her friends to protect her. In the end, though, Abigail had no choice but to run away from where she had previously
Everybody makes mistakes in their lives, but how they react to them exposes who they really are. In the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, the Puritan citizens of Salem are caught in a perilous storm of terror and accusations of witchcraft. The sins and choices of other characters in the play fuel the fire of injustice and cost the lives of many. There are two tested characters who played large roles in the outbreak of witchcraft accusations; they either passed or failed this test. John Proctor passed the trial of his sins, and Abigail Williams failed her test.
With every relationship that Abigail has she had been deceptive because she wants to be with John Proctor and be his wife. Marry warren got a sewing doll form Abigail and it had a needle in it. Mary brought it home and it then gave Abigail the chance to frame Elizabeth. She stabbed herself and blamed it on Elizabeth so she could get her out of the picture and take her spot.
Abigail’s self centered mentality is the reason why she uses fallacies to assert her dominance over others. For example, Abigail uses the Argument ad Baculum fallacy to force Mercy and Mary into submission. Before the usage of the fallacy, Abigail was pestering the girls to have the same story of the night before so she would not get into trouble for doing witchcraft. Suddenly, Betty regains consciousness and shouts about how Abigail was practicing witchcraft. Instead of Abigail finding a way to distress the situation, she violently attacks Betty.
She wants to kill his wife so she can marry John Proctor. Abigail is trying to be on both sides in the situation so that she can save herself. When she is accused of being a witch she rats out other people to try and make it less of a problem for
In a small village called Salem, witchcraft and sorcery exist, however everyone is pointing fingers but not a single soul knows who is actually to blame for this nonsense. During this time period of hysteria, there are multiple scenes that are very questionable due to one person and one person only. Abigail is the one most responsible for the hysteria and witchcraft in Salem. She threatens the group of girls that accompanied her in the woods while they all danced. She has also lied about many things on multiple occasions in which causes an extreme amount of suspicion.
In Arthur Miller's “The Crucible” (1953), it is shown that people seem to forget basic morals when dealing with mass hysteria. Puritans in the play do not want the devil or any other demonic figures such as witches in their community, they will go to great lengths, as far as turning their back on their own people to get rid of these demonic figures as shown in “The Crucible”. This idea of witches in the community caused chaos in the village which led to the deaths of 20 people in the village. Do people in the play not care about the consequences other people face because of their actions? In the play, loyalty falls far below self selfishness in the face of mass hysteria.
Abigail had to deal with suffering at a young age, when her parents were brutally murdered in front of her by Native Americans. The death of parents is stressful, more so when you are such a tender age. What happened to Abigail was so stressful that she had a mental breakdown. Abigail developed a sociopathic disorder, from not being able to handle the amount of suffer and stress she had. This suffering caused Abigail to make horrible decisions, she had a relationship with a married man and accused people of being witches.
One of the most dangerous enemies of any regime is the precedent. Once occurred, it provides a premise for future manifestations. In heavily oppressed societies such as the one depicted in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, the easiest time-tested method of keeping the people obedient and therefore, preventing any first-time instances, is by forcing the individuals into stereotypes. Those conventional images are almost always based on either sex, or ethnicity (or both) so that there is no niche for exceptions. The problem with executing such practices, however, is that no matter how hard one tries to shape the mentality and to certain extend, the exterior of the people, their individual characteristics cannot be perfectly equalized, even less