She sends her spirit into me, and makes me laugh at prayer! She comes into me when I sleep, she makes me dream corruptions!” (Miller). This is Abigail putting the blame on someone else for her deed, creating panic in her community. Further along in the book Abigail uses this power of mass hysteria to get her love interest John Proctor to be with her by accusing his wife of witchcraft so she would be killed and her wish would come
The Crucible is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller, written in 1953, which gives a detailed description of the Salem Witch Trials. “The story concerns a group of young Puritan girls who are caught in a forbidden act, i.e., dancing and cavorting in woods. In order to evade punishment, the girls accuse an ever growing number of their neighbors of having bewitched them” (Dector 1). This shows the basis of the story; the girls broke basic Puritan law in Salem, which then starts the witch trials. The only way the convicted could save themselves was if they accused someone else (Dector 1).
“The Crucible by Author Miller is a fictional play that retells the historical event of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in a minute puritan village in Massachusetts in 1992. Miller fixates on the revelation of several girls and a slave, Tituba, dancing around in the woods endeavoring to conjure spirits from the dead. To avoid punishment for their demeanor, the girls started to accuse others of the same thing they were guilty of. This finger pointing game was very juvenile and they engendered a community in which everyone feared that everyone was a potential witch. The number of arrests increased and so did the distrust within the community.
He lied stating that Tituba was conjuring spirts in the woods over the fire while the girls were running around naked. Reverend Parris told this lie to save his own reputation. Since he chose to lie instead of telling the truth, it allowed the girls to devise their own scheme of lies. Due to this lie, the girls are able to go around town and accuse innocent people of committing witchcraft which ultimately led to mass imprisonments and hangings. Other town members began to jump on the bandwagon of the hysteria surrounding witchcraft and began accusing innocent people of witchcraft for personal gains.
She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’ house tonight, and without word nor warnin’ she falls to the floor. Like a struck beast, he says, and screamed a scream that bull would weep to hear. And he goes to save her, and stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out. And demandin’ of her how she come to be stabbed she testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in “(860). It turns out that Abigail was sitting next to Mary in court, as Mary was making the poppet and had stuck the needle in it for safekeeping, which could have given Abigail the idea to throw the fit at dinner and accuse Elizabeth.
She tries everything to kill herself with no joy. How can someone try this much to kill themselves and fail to kill herself. But she kept some humor in the film even if it was making light of suicide. Howard Vernon who plays the frogman lives in sewer of an apartment the apartment is full of water and frogs and snails. He is wearing lizard goggles with a party whistle trying to catch flies.
It all starts at the very beginning when they start lying about Tituba being a witch and conjuring Ruth Putnams dead sisters. And the group of girls that accuse people of witch trial are lying pretty much the whole play. One doesn’t even know if witches and wizards are real and these girls had all of Salem going crazy thinking everyone is cursed with witchcraft. They did it all to make people lower on the social ladder than they are or to get back at people who have done them wrong. It is established very early in the play that girls are liars when Abby says, “
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a play that takes place in the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts in the year 1692. The play begins with young girls performing a ritual in the woods to get the guys they like to fall in love with them. After they are caught, the situation spirals out of control as the presiding church officials begin trials to hang the alleged witches that plague Salem. Abigail Williams, one of the girls, accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch in order to have her killed because she feels envy towards what Elizabeth has with her husband John Proctor, a farmer. Abigail uses the situation to her advantage to rid herself of Elizabeth so that she can finally be with John, despite the him telling Abigail that they will no longer have anything together.
One being murderous. She is willing to kill an innocent family for the sake of more room for her children. She proves to be quite the killer when Darzee’s wife tells Rikki-tikki “-oh, come quickly-she means killing!”(24) She plans on killing Teddy when she goes up to his leg and says “...move I strike, and if you do not move, I strike. ”(25)
The way she giggles at a time like this and did not show any sight of guilt at the loss of her husband shows how little she values and loves him. Thus Mary Maloney has commit unforgiveable crimes that cannot be overlooked. She firstly executed her husband, which she later dissembled, and then mocked highly respected officers and grocer that had been a pawn in Mary’s plan. Hence, Mary Maloney should face legal charges for her
What started as a silly game between children slowly brought Salem Village to the edge of insanity? This insanity lead to the killing of 25 innocent people due their “crimes of witchcraft”.
Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is a play written in 1953 that exposes the mass hysteria occurring in salem, Massachusetts in 1692 During the play, people in the village were accused of doing witchcraft by people who either didn 't like them or wanted their land. Everyone in Salem walked in fear that someone would accuse them of being a witch. When one person accused you of being a witch, everyone agreed because no one wanted to also be accused of being a witch. In October 2014 the popstar Kesha said her producer Dr. Luke alleged drugged and rapped her shorty after she turned eighteen.
In 1692 the beginning of the Salem witch trials began. A few decades later a similar occurrence happened in 1950 with the spread of McCarthyism. What started both the Salem witch trials and McCarthyism was the spread of fear and mass hysteria. Puritans during 1692 believed that the new world should be a holy place with freedom to practice your own personal religion. When witchcraft came around the puritans noticed strange behavior between the young teenage girls for example being choked by an invisible force or falling out on the floor as if possessed.
“ Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. ”- Lord Acton. The Crucible is a four act play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller.
Abigail forces the girls of Salem to dance in the woods with her to help conjure spirits and make the charm to kill Goody Proctor. Abigail threatens the girls right after Betty took fright by saying, “let either of you breathe a word or the edge of a word about the other things and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” (Miller, 144). Later on as the trials prolong Mary Warren turns on Abby and is telling the court that she lied. When Abigail then accuses Mary of witchcraft she turns back to Abby and obeys her once again.