Abigail was the cause of everything that is happening in Salem, from the witch trials beginning to the killing of innocent people, but it wasn’t only her who had accused people. Abigail was a flapper as they called it back in the days, and she began to cause all of this dramatic non-sence because she wanted John Proctor. “You have taught me goodness John Proctor, therefore you are good.” , Abigail was crazy in love with
In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, Mary Warren, Abigail Williams, and Tituba, a slave, are instrumental in spreading the hysteria that resulted in the Salem Witch Trials. Throughout the play, Miller based the plot of his play on historical events and his characters show how paranoia and fear can escalate. Abigail Williams has a good sense of how to manipulate others and gain control over them. All these things add up to make her an awesome antagonist. She accuses Tituba for conjuring spirits which causes mass hysteria that blinded the people of Salem from the truth which is disregarded through the domino effect of accusations, the destruction of Salem, and death as the result.
She did decided to take it in the end so she could be with romeo. She chose Romeo over her own family, because she loved him so great and she knew should would not marry paris so this was the only thing she thought she could do. It wasn 't, she could 've told her father everything that had happened in the past with Romeo. But she did not she kept it a secret and had to lie to her father by faking her death.
Fear that spread among a group of people in Salem during the Salem Witch Trials, that event in history is a prime example of Mass Hysteria. In Salem the reason why so many women were killed was because of Mass Hysteria. It caused many people, in Salem during this event to think fast, rash and jump to conclusions. “The Crucible”, a short play dedicated to these events in Salem shows us how hysteria was such a leading cause of why the Witch Trials had even occurred. Reverend Hale, Abigail Williams and Judge Danforth.
In 1962 in Salem, a Massachusetts colony the most bizarre thing happened, the colony was struck by one of the most insane trials ever, the witch trials. These trials lasted a breath taking year, a lot longer than they should have. This catastrophe is demonstrated by the tragic play by Arthur Miller The Crucible. In Arthur Miller’s play, the main antagonist Abigale sets up the trials in order to get with her lover John proctor who was already married. In the process of her evil scheme to eliminate John 's wife, Abigail framed many others to cover up her true plot.
In both the play The Crucible and the film Good Night and Good Luck, the characters reflect the people during the Red Scare of the 1950’s and the Salem witch hunts of the 1600’s. Even though in different time periods, both events caused controversy and chaos that made people very afraid of having a communist or witch reputation. Both Edward Murrow and John Proctor are similar in the manner that they both fight against the government’s power. For example, Proctor was against Judge Danforth because he was accused of association with the devil, just like Murrow was accused of communism by Senator McCarthy. Both were willing to stand up against hysteria even if it would ruin their reputation.
I the play The Crucible, Arthur miller bring this atrocious period of witchcraft in American History to life, in an allegory of McCarthyism. Arthur Miller is considered one of the greatest play writers of the 20th century and his work continues to be re-staged and adapted for future generations. Because jealously leads to corruption and evil practices, Abigail Williams accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft to get attention and get closer to John Proctor and in the end he gets hanged. Abigail Williams was always fond of john proctor and had sexual relations with him in the past which damaged his marriage with Elizabeth, and ultimately had to be removed from the house. Abigail’s true motive of stirring up false accusations and chaos in Salem
Both of these events helped shaped the local society for years to come. The tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials is just like that of the tragedy of the permanent mandate of the Un-American Activities Committee. In both situations the accused to either confess and accuse other or face punishment, death for being a witch or blacklisted for being a Communist. Each event had an important aspect that was but at risked, for Salem it was the sacred practice of their religion and for the US it was their freedom. When these things were put at risk both societies acted out irrationality in mass hysteria, the effects of this would linger.
In today’s society, the idea of witches have generally become a common topic. When Halloween arrives, we see people dressed up to mimic witches in fun spirit. However, during the Salem Witch Trials, witches were considered evil and against God, which caused fear to strike out amongst the people who religiously followed the Bible and believed in God. Thus, the accusations of citizens being involved with witchcraft struck out, and the persecutions began. When the topic of the Salem Witch Trials is mentioned, we think about how creepy it was and how the people were killed.
Jealousy is the feeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages. Temptation is a desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise. The combination of these two strong feelings made for a deadly climax. The society in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller is based upon the oppression of emotions. The suppression of these two enduring emotions played a key part in the destruction and unraveling of the town of Salem by not only igniting the fire that was the Salem witch trials but unceasingly fueling it until the point of no return.
The Salem witches and McCarthyism are two of the most shameful moments in modern U.S. history. A great play writer named Arthur Miller decided to make a statement about McCarthyism and Salem Witch Trials; he did this through an impactful play called the Crucible. McCarthyism, named after Joseph McCarthy, was a time where actors, writer, and poets had accusations of being Communist. If you were accused of being Communist, you were called before the court. If denied these accusations you were blacklisted.
He accepts that the witch trials are not true. He wants to save everyone that is still alive and accused. Since he no longer believes in the witch trials, he tries to get the accused to lie. Hale wants Goody Proctor to convince John Proctor to lie and save his own life. Something else he loses faith in, is the law.
This was where the Prince said “If you do not stop these outbreaks, you’ll pay with your lives.” Although the Capulets and Montagues tried to keep their hatred to themselves, Mercutio and Tybalt, the young people of each house, did not. The reason the family feud killed Juliet Capulet was because if the feud had not existed, Romeo and Juliet could have lived in peace and harmony. Furthermore, had the feud not existed, Friar Lawrence would not have had to keep their marriage a secret.
Changing the Salem Hysteria Arthur Miller writes a play called The Crucible. In the play, there is a mass hysteria about witchcraft, all started by a group of girls lying about dancing in the woods. The people accused questioned and hanged if they did not confess. Two people that could have stopped the hysteria are Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor.
The Crucible, written by American playwright Arthur Miller, is one of the most classic plays due to its work of American drama. Miller wrote the play with suspense, superstition, hysteria, and also, intolerance. I believe that intolerance is one of the most well-defined, well used, themes of the play. Intolerance is a very common trait that is used not only in literature, but in communities around the world. The Crucible is set in a theocratic society, in which the church and the state are one, therefore, religion is very strict and known as Puritanism.