This might be the reason of all her action. In conclusion, I still think that Abigail from the plays of Arthur Miller that he wrote in the McCarthy era, the crucible is the most tragic and antagonist character. No one will forgive her, but while I was studying this, I have learnt something. The first things are, there is the cause of her action. The cause of why she is cruel and selfish and did all the bad things.
He had an affair with Abigail Williams. He worries to uncover Abigail as a fake. John is a very aggressive person in the play; especially when he says “I’ll whip the devil out of you” to Mary Warren in act two. Elizabeth Proctor is
According to the Webster Dictionary, the definition of adultery is, “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband,” which happens to be what Elizabeth Proctor drove her husband to do. In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor continues to show her deficiency as a good wife throughout the play. Elizabeth is to blame for the tragic outcome of the play because she was a cold wife, she led her husband to commit adultery, and Abigail Williams feared her. Throughout the play, Elizabeth Proctor is known for being a cold and an improper wife. On countless occasions, she makes rude remarks toward Abigail Williams like, “she’s a whore”
Abigail gets many people in trouble when she starts a series of lies after her affair with John Proctor. During the play, Abigail’s manipulative, selfish, and vengeful traits come out. One of Abigail’s main traits is her manipulative personality. For an example, Abigail threatens the other girls while they are alone and says “…let either of you breathe a word about the other things…I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (Miller 13). Abigail didn 't want her reputation to be ruined by having different story about what happened in the woods than the other girls so she forced them to lie with her.
Abigail is in love with John Proctor, after their affair she wants nothing but him. Abigail is a selfish and manipulative girl. Abigail Williams stirs up the entire town of Salem against many people, including Elizabeth and John Proctor, because of her selfish personal ambition to be John's next wife, as well as her treacherous lust for the power that she gains by accusing innocent people of witchcraft. When Abigail and John Proctor had their affair, Abigail told John “You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!, pity me, pity me!” Abigail hates that John
He falls to the false accusations of the girls and begins to believe them. It could also be Danforth's fear of witches that causes him to act so blindly. Danforth may be so scared of the devil that he does not act rationally when accusations of witchcraft are made because he takes the accusation with the utmost concern. Because of this Abigail takes advantage of his incompetence. This is displayed when Abigail fools him after screaming.
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.
At that point in time Mary Warren and John Proctor both tried to prove Abigail Williams and the other girls of faking it until, act 4 when she backstabbed John Proctor and made her own claim that John Proctor was satan.”You’re the devil’s man.” (Miller 110). Mary knows what Abigail was always a threat and being on her side was an advantage, John Proctor was foolish for thinking Mary would keep her word and tell on the girls. He out of all people should know how powerful Abigail
One would undermine a juvenile to use these qualities to manipulate the court for their own selfish wishes or pleasures. Abigail defies all judgements against innocence as she is the driven evil force in The Crucible. Arthur Miller shows Abigail Williams to instinctively defend herself, as it is the humane reaction when accused of wrongdoing. It is common to tell a lie but, the intention of sabotage is a different story. Abigail had many tricks up her sleeve to manipulate the court.
The contention between the characters have intensified as the argument escalates, and Proctor's failure at pinning the blame on Abigail has frustrated him. When Abigail begins another self righteous fit of possession and calls upon Heaven, Proctor can no longer stand her hypocrisy. He cries out in a “roaring voice” “breathless and in agony: It is a whore!” (Miller 109, 110). Proctor is now confessing, “his shame great” of when he committed adultery with Abigail (Miller 110). Although Proctor is incriminating himself, he is trying to reveal Abigail’s true character and motives to Danforth.