The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller. It takes place during the Salem witch trials. Salem is an isolated town in the Boston area that is set up perfectly for witchcraft accusations. Abigail is being accused of witchcraft and she is a manipulative girl. Abigail has been accused of committing witchcraft in the woods and she plans to bring other people down with her. Salem is the perfect town for these witchcraft accusations to occur. Salem is a rural town that is isolated from the rest of Massachusetts. Since it is isolated the people won’t experience changes in culture like everyone else. The government was Puritanism so the Church had all of the power and Salem didn’t know about enlightenment ideas so they believed it. Betty is sick and the only explanation they come up with is witchcraft. This is the only thing they can think of since they are so isolated from the rest of the country. Religion is the most important part of daily life for people in 1692. Most of the people …show more content…
He tells Abigail “It must come out—my enemies will bring it out… Abigail do you understand that I have many enemies?” Reverend Parris is more concerned about his own reputation being hurt then Betty not dying. He tells Abigail that his ministry is at stake before he says that he cares about if Betty will be okay. Abigail fuels this situation even more with her manipulative personality. She is a very selfish girl and she is willing to do whatever she can to protect herself. Abigail “smashes her across the face: Shut it! Now shut it!” Abigail smacks Betty when she starts remembering what happened and that Abigail drank blood to kill John Proctor’s wife. 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
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In Massachusetts during 1692 a horrible expiernce had swept throughout the colonies that witches were real, and some of the key concepts that had a major impact to make people think they were real were superstation, economics, politics and there early ideal of gender shaped their era. Throughout the era of witches there had been puritans who were people who had believed in god and do that they thought to be able to see god and his angels you would have to believe in evil apparitions as well. Puritans at the time were one of the main contributing societies of witchcraft in Salem, and it was the belief that Satan was among them and roaming around freely. Next was the other type of contributing factor which was the relationships within and between
The Crucible is a story that took place in Salem, Massachusetts during the witchcraft trials. At the time, the town was overflowing with hysteria and fear. The society forced many people to confess to the terrible act of witchcraft or be killed for not confessing. The court had many victims who suffered from lies and deceit. Though there were many victims, there were also many people who took advantage of the hysteria.
The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that takes place in the late 1600’s. The play is about a girl named Abigail who was caught dancing in the woods with her friends by her uncle Parris, who then grows very suspicious of witchcraft being practiced. The play is also about the witch trials that took place in Salem. A character in the play named Elizabeth Proctor went through so much with her husband. A theme that appeared repeatedly throughout this play was forgiveness, as Elizabeth finally forgave her husband after he repeatedly begged for forgiveness.
The play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is about the Salem witch trials of 1692 witch resulted in the death of nineteen innocent people. The plot begins in a small Puritan community in Salem, Massachusetts when Abigail Williams and several other young girls were caught in the woods dancing around a fire by her uncle Reverend Parris. His appearance shocked some of the girls into silence. The strange behavior of the girls resulted in many of the townspeople to turn to witchcraft as the cause of their behavior.
The Crucible Reverend Hale So to start off i would like to explain the concept of the play the Crucible. It starts of in colonial Salem, It is a play about the salem witch trials. The two main characters are Abigail, and John Proctor, One thing you should know is that John is married yet had an affair with Abigail who was only about 12-13 at the time. The witch trials start when a bunch of the village girls are caught in the woods dancing around a fire with a cauldron in it. Abigail’s little sister faints when they are caught by Abigail's father Reverend Parris.
She accused Tituba and watched her get whipped and did not speak up. Abigail started to accuse people and in all reality she just wanted John proctor to herself. She did anything to make her devious plan come to life. She also tells the other girls that they will never speak the truth, or she will come into their houses and kill them.
In the play the The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it takes place in Salem 1692. After Abigail Williams danced in the woods, she started to accuse women of being witches. Once they were accused [punctuation error] they were hanged without probable cause. Arthur Miller was the author who best used writing craft to convey meaning because of his use of characterization, conflict and tone. Arthur Miller has an amazing way on writing out conflict.
First, she yelled at the group of girls for hearing what Betty had said about her and told them all to be quiet. When Betty woke up and said everything that happened in the woods Abigail freaked out at Betty and told the rest of the girls that they need to keep their mouths shut. Then she yelled at the people in court because they thought she was pretending all the stuff she has done because Mary Warren was forced to tell a lie. Marry got forced by John Proctor to tell that lie to save Johns wife. Finally, Abigail treated John like she owned him, she always told him that he was with her all the time and did things for her.
The Crucible is a story based on the time during the Salem Witch Trials, written by Arthur Miller. The genre of the story is a play and the author's purpose of the story is to inform the audience on what happened in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-1693. The Crucible is a twisted story about how one girl named Abigail Williams will do anything to get what she wants, even if it means to accuse everyone in the town’s a witch and having dealt with the devil just so she can have a married man, named John Proctor. Everything gets out of control and Abigail conveniences everyone in the town that whoever she says is a witch, is a witch, except John Proctor because he knows her true reason behind all this evil things she is doing and he doesn't want her.
Among the obviously innocent is John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth. Abigail gains integrity for her “duty [of] pointing out the Devil’s people”, and therefore uses this to accuse Mrs. Proctor. Abigail’s ultimate goal is to get rid of Elizabeth in order to be with Proctor.
The Girl Who Cried Witch The Crucible is the tale of a town - Salem, Massachusetts - thrown headfirst into a whirlwind of lies, deceit, and revenge under the mask of witchcraft. This chain of witchcraft, while perpetuated by many characters, was caused by none other than Abigail Williams by her leading the group of girls who cry witchcraft, actively attempting to destroy Elizabeth Proctor, and by her leaving town before the conflicts can be resolved. Abigail starts off by establishing herself as the leader of the group of girls who conspire throughout the play.
In Act 1, Abigail says “...let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word about the things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a point reckoning that will shudder you…” (20) This quote shows how evil and psychotic Abigail really is. To get Proctor back, she gets his wife convicted of witchcraft. But, after all she went through; she did not get Proctor because he was hanged. She managed to use the fear of others as
Imagine the town of Salem, Massachusetts,and how it screams witchcraft. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the town’s reverend’s daughter, Betty, becomes “ill”. She had became this way because of what had happened in the forest. Everybody freaks out and Reverend Parris wants nothing to do with the thought of witchcraft in his very home. He sends for the town doctor, but the doctor finds no illness that ails Betty.
The year 1692 marked a major event in history that left a lasting effect in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. The Salem Witch trials resulted in more than 200 people being accused of practicing witchcraft, the death of nineteen men and women who were hung, one man being crushed to death, along with seven other individuals who lost their lives in prison. In 1629 King Charles I of England granted a religious group called the Puritans, a charter to settle and govern an English colony in the Massachusetts Bay. Their desire was to create a new perfect society based on the principles of the Bible, a theocracy with no separation of church and state.
They ask about Betty’s supposed flying, and start comparing her symptoms with Ruth’s. Parris looks to Abigail, accusing her of conjuring spirits yet again. Abigail uses Ann Putnam’s claims with Ruth to her own advantage by whispering to Parris, “Not I, sir - Tituba and Ruth” (Miller 16). Abigail then leaves Parris’ sight to go attend to Betty’s side. There, she meets up with Mercy, Mary Warren, and the other girls that had been dancing in the forest with her.