Abigail was caught by Parris while she was dancing in the woods but she lies about it so she avoids any trouble. Parris thought that he had saw someone naked running through the woods but he wasn’t sure about it so he questioned abigail about it. She responds to him by saying, “ No one was naked!
An antagonist is someone that’s supposed to make it harder on the protagonist to get what they want. In the book that person would obviously be Roger Chillingworth. He tries to make Hesters lovers life hard and in turn messes with her. But in the whole of the book Roger has personally messed with Hester once. The only person to constantly antagonize Hester is Pearl.
Not only did the reaction of Kitty 's neighbors demonstrate how gruesome this era was, but they also displayed a recurring theme in American history. Nobody that noticed Kitty 's altercation attempted to aid the helpless woman. When interviewed, most replied, "I didn 't want to get involved" (122) or some form of that response, such as, "I didn 't want my husband to get involved" (122). One woman even responded with, "We thought it was lover 's quarrel" (122). Although none of these are reasonable excuses, they do not reach the level of selfishness one man 's response does.
Abigail believed that Proctor actually loved her and she waited every night for him. She was brainwashed to think he would leave his wife for her. The witchcraft accusation came from the beginning of the story when Abigail and the girls were dancing naked in the woods and chanting. She made false accusations that people in the village were worshipping the devil to cover what she had done. Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged.
Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
You made Grace Howland 's life miserable, and where was all your piety and your virtue when you went to that abortionist?” (Cheever 7) By failing to recognize her own faults, Irene shields herself from the mental burden doing so would cause in the same way that Cheever does throughout his marital
“Saint Chola” All of the harassment and bullying has taken its toll on Shala who is not only starting to show signs of trauma but begins to change into somebody else. Shala is approached by Saint Chola who she likely finds comfort in as she (Saint Chola) has also likely been discriminated against in the past. When Saint Chola offers to beat up her tormentors, Shala envisions an entire encounter and while she knows that it would do nothing to help her situation, she sends Saint Chola to do it anyways.
The Emalia-Desdemona relationship is an interesting and complicated one. At first glance, it might seem that Emalia serves as the jaded foil to Desdemona’s innocent naivety about love. However, a closer, sympathetic look at Emalia shows she has plenty of reasons to be as hardened as she has become. The role of Iago’s wife can’t be an easy one, and he is usually too concerned with revenge to pay much attention to her. He’s arguably one of the cruelest Shakespearean villains, and Emalia is just trying to survive unscathed.
The climax of Blanche's madness is when she confronted by itch about her lies and she stated that she "never lied inside[....never lied] in [her] heart..."(147). Which means she believes all the stories and tales she told were solely the truth. She further
Abigail told him in the beginning of the story that all of the witchcraft was a sham, and he refused to tell anyone else. If he had just been open about the lies from the beginning, rather than waiting for more craziness to break out, then perhaps the judges would have been more lenient and not as quick to hang people, no matter the accusations. “ I think you must go to Salem, John. You must tell them it is a fraud.” (1163)
They never were and never will be welcomed just because of their immortality and if you say your immortal people will laugh at you, be scared of you, or even try to kill you. I also thought the Tucks didn’t like their differences because nobody ever visits them, not even Mr. Foster who knew everybody didn’t know the Tucks. Did Winnie Spill the Secret? I know that Winnie promised the Tucks that she would never tell anybody about the secret
Though there were many people who contributed to what happened in Salem, I believe that Abigail Williams was mostly to blame. I think this because she lied to save herself, made up false scenarios and blamed innocent people, and enjoyed the attention and power. In the beginning of the play, Abby is caught dancing in the woods. She herself drank a blood charm in which she wanted to kill Elizabeth Proctor. Though Abby wasn’t the only one who was caught, she lied to Reverend Parris so that she would not be hung once witchcraft was being talked about throughout the village.
Hysteria makes people go as mad as a boss who just lost his business. Many people suffer Hysteria even today. The crucible is about the Salem Witch trials which was when innocent people were wrongly accused of being witches. The author of this, Arthur Miller, was in the same situation, he was wrongly accused of being a communist on the blacklist. During the Salem Witch Trials over 200 people were accused, 20 of them who were killed.
The Crucible uses John Proctor as the tragic hero in the play to show the struggles of a tormented individual living in a paranoid society. The four qualities that are essential to be a tragic hero is that a character must be noble, the hero is pre-eminently great but not perfect, hero’s flaw would lead to his downfall and that the hero’s misfortune is not fully deserved. Proctor represents these traits because he is a noble farmer that is respected throughout the community and his flaws would lead to his downfall, even though he is wrongfully convicted for a crime he did not commit. His pride is also a factor that he cannot control leading to various conflicts. Proctor’s self inflicted wounds were evident at the beginning of the play when
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historical fiction about the Salem witch trials in the late 1600’s. John Proctor plays the protagonist and throughout the storyline his masculinity decreases due to Abigail Williams. Throughout the play it's clear the female characters have more power than the men in the Theocratic society of Salem. The girls are put in court after being caught in the woods for witchcraft. They exploit their feminine traits and manipulate the men in charge of the court.