Abigail Williams is a very cruel and bitter young lady, however, she has the largest impact in the play with all of the lies she tells convicting innocent people to be witches which cost them their lives. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is set in Salem and is based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. As one of the main characters, Abigail is the most misread person in the play because all of the lies she tells make it seem like she is telling the truth. Abigail is a victim of her strict Puritan society; witnessing the death of her parents, living under her uncle’s roof, and hoping for a life with John Proctor can all contribute to making her into the character she becomes. In the play, Abigail is a seventeen year old orphan who has worked for the Proctors, she lives with her uncle Reverend Parris, she is manipulative and very selfish.
Her initial manipulation attempts are unsuccessful, but Marie continues: “She harassed and bedeviled him so, / that he had no choice but to tell her” (lines 87-88). The use of “harassed and bedeviled” instantly casts his wife’s insistence as suspicious and malicious. Marie confirms the suspicions when the wife schemes with a knight who loved her to get rid of Bisclavret. Even though “she’d never loved [the knight] at all,” the wife offers herself to him in return for stealing Bisclavret’s clothes (line 107). “So Bisclavret was betrayed, / ruined by his own wife” (line 125-126, emphasis added).
Prince Creon is reluctant to allow Medea to remain in his kingdom for he knows that she is “a clever woman, very experienced in evil ways.” (331) Medea has a reputation for being sneaky and cunning in order to cause suffering to those around her. Prince Creon knows that by granting Medea a sliver of time it could come back to haunt him. The little time given to Medea allows her to create a plot of revenge that will hurt her enemies and loved ones. When Medea kills her children, the Chorus Leader tells her that she is a “hard and wretched woman, just like stone or iron.” (1517) The Chorus Leader is shocked that Medea would follow through with such a horrific deed. She calls her “hard and wretched” because she now knows that Medea will do anything, even the most unthinkable things, to cause her enemies and eternity of pain.
Lady Macbeth is first introduced as an ambitious woman when she is reading Macbeth’s letter in act 1.5. After reading the prophecy, she is filled with a burning ambition to become queen. She knows that she will have to kill the king in order to do this, and she wishes that she could do it herself. Because she is a woman, she believes she is incapable of doing such a thing. She says, “Come, you spirits That
Multiple harsh scenarios give a detailed outline on how Blanche can ruin a character 's self esteem without doing much harm to her own. Blanche buries her own personal flaws by attention seeking , flirtatious behavior, lying and drinking. “Blanches most fundamental regret as we see her in new orleans, is not that she happened to marry a homosexual… Blanche’s concern that, when made aware of her husband 's sexuality she brought on the boys suicide” (Berkman 252) When Blanche judges somebody else it take weight off her shoulders from her own life struggles. Allan killing himself was just another layer of filth that Blanche tends not to acknowledge. The act of Allan Grey killing himself after Blanche discover’s that he is a homesexual is what started the chain of events for Blanche to take on majority of her traits.
Tension rises between Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor because Elizabeth had suspicions of Abigail and kicked her out of her house. Abigail Williams hates Goody Proctor because she believes that Elizabeth Proctor is a gossiping backstabbing liar and she wants John Proctor for herself. One way Abby seeks revenge from Elizabeth is by drinking a charm made by Tituba to kill her. Another way Abby seeks revenge is by falsely accusing Elizabeth of killing Ann Putnam 's babies. When Betty shouts that Abby drank a charm to kill Good Proctor, Abby states to Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren, and Betty Parris, ¨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
Lady Macbeth’s lust for power was evident as she pushed Macbeth to kill Duncan because she wanted to be queen, but after the deed is done, it is apparent that it has messed with her mind. If it was a common act to sleepwalk and talk in your sleep the gentlewoman would not assume the doctor could prescribe medicine to help. Lastly, it is apparent that Lady Macbeth’s lust for power drove her to insanity when she committed suicide. Macbeth and Seyton heard a scream and Seyton went to check on the cause. After returning he made the statement, “The queen, my lord, is dead.” (Cowther 5:5: 17).
Abigail wanted to get her vengeance on Elizabeth Proctor for firing her as a maid. John Proctor screamed in rage at Judge Danforth, “She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave!... But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it…”(3.863-8). Abigail wanted to kill or blame Elizabeth for witchcraft to get her vengeance. She may have wanted vengeance, but that did not happen as much as scapegoating like when Abigail scapegoated Tituba.
Literary Critique In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” written by Sharon Flake, I Felt the author expressed the scene very well by bringing the situation to life through the characters actions. In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” the main Character was bad because that is who she is, and she thought to herself if there is something wrong with being herself. The main character can’t tell if Raheem likes her because he is always shady in every scene especially in the last few. She hates the good girls because one of them stole Raheem away from her but the good girl moved away to another house. She is very jealous so anytime the good girl looks at him and he looks bad she gets jealous.
Queen Raveena was told by her mother that the only thing powerful thing she has was her beauty and that's the only thing that will save her in life. Due to the fact that her mother pushed her upon the devil's hands, Queen Ravenna lived in jealousy and that's what lead her to work upon the devil. She was told by her mother that if she drank the spell, she will have eternity beauty and power so she drank it. And when Queen Ravenna found out that Snow White was the only one so pure that could destroy her, Queen Ravenna wanted her dead. This exposes how jealous Queen Ravenna was towards Snow White because of her purity and power that could destroy all she worked for.