In the late 1600s, early 1700s in Salem there is a seventeen year old girl named Abigail Williams, who is accused by her uncle, Reverend Parris, that he had seen her and a few others dancing and running naked in the woods (Miller, 1131). This information is the basis of the beginning of the play, The Crucible, that is written by Arthur Miller. He illustrates, a time when people lived as Puritans and were blamed of practicing witchcraft, which was considered a serious issue and many were put in prison, punished, and or put to death because of it. Knowing that practicing witchcraft can lead to one's death many accused citizens would do anything to save themselves. This leads into people having, APD, also known as antisocial personality disorder,
He is a hypocrite as he preaches what he does not do and he desires attention from his profession. He thinks that there should be a hierarchy in the church to protect his position and power.His materialistic view becomes apparent when he tries to get the deed to house something never done before. Giles Corey narrates “to ask ownership is like you shall own the meeting house itself; the last meeting I were at you spoke so long on deeds and mortgages I thought it were an auction" (Miller 28). Parris wants a physical manifestation of his power and sway. He would like to own land and a building since that increased his social influence.
In Chinua Achebe novel, Things Fall Apart Nwoye a young man under Okonkwo’s responsibility is affected positively by the introduction of western ideas into the Ibo culture. This being said Nwoye has found a passion for being apart of a religion not known by any local in Igbo called Christianity, to some it was a blessing and to others a disgrace. To Okonkwo he feels that anybody who converts to Christianity is a disgrace to their village. And how surprising is it that his own son converts to a Christian. And in his conversion he tries to escape his strict culture and find out who he is as a person.
To some he can be described as a Hero Archetype and to others a Rebel Archetype. From reading my paper you can tell that I think he is both archetypes. I can relate to Proctor in some ways because in the end Proctor became truthful and confessed to everything that he had done. Although he had confessed to the truth people tried to shun him and make him feel even worse for what he did. Instead of Proctor getting his name on the church doors he wanted to die to save his good name.
Abigail wants to take place of Elizabeth all the time. So Abigail accuses Elizabeth and says she is a witch, this makes John realize he needs to save his wife’s life. During the third action, John tries to convince the court that he is telling the truth by taking Mary Warren to the court. He wants through Mary’s testimony to name Abigail as a fraud without revealing the crucial information. However, something happens.
Reverend Parris’ slave John Indian called out Bridget after his own wife Tituba repented for being a witch. Most historians believe that Tituba was the only real witch, the other women were accused mostly over the children parents’ revenge. Arthur Miller has a line in his play on the trials that says, “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” many feel that this is exactly what happened in Salem. Giles Corey was told by a good source that Thomas Putnam was getting his daughter Ann to cry witchery against his neighbors to get their land. Giles would soon be crushed by large stones because he would not give up who told him.
You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” (Miller 1244) Even before we know a lot about Abigail we find out that she resorted to “devil work” to try and get rid of John Proctor’s wife. She is still in love with Proctor to a point of destroying her and anyone who gets in her way. Another quote is by Abigail herself that says, “Why, look at my leg. I’ve holes all over from their damned needles and pins. The jab your wife gave me’s not healed yet, y’know….
In the play Abby tries to do witchcraft to kill John Proctor's wife Elizabeth. She almost gets caught doing it so she accuses many people of bewitching her and got many people hanged. She accuses Elizabeth of bewitching her to kill her. The court will not kill her because she is pregnant but John Procter ends up being hanged because he was accused. In the play Elizabeth the example of good.
Like Abigail utterly told liars about how Elizabeth spirit had stabbed her at the dinner table but actually Abigail framed Goody Proctor with the doll Mary Warren had made as evidence to stable herself. Also Abigail accused Mary Warren for working with the devil in the setting of act three in the courtroom. The girls in courtroom acted as if Mary spirit was attacking them ,to scare her back to their side. Giles Corey also accused Thomas Putnam for being gluttonous for more land and therefore accusing his neighbors for it. The indictment of witchcraft are lies told in statements as if death is a game to play with.
She realizes she has a way out and starts to blame the witchcraft. She uses the situation to improve her reputation in the town. While Mrs. Putnam is the witch in the shadows pointing fingers at everyone. She first wanted Tituba to help Ruth, who is her only child that survived, yet later on she ends up blaming Tituba for all of her babies dying. Mrs. Putnam is squealing to Reverend Parris that her babies died because Tituba allowed witchcraft in the
She was in an affair with John Proctor while Elizabeth, his wife, was sick. Abigail was psychotic, considering that she wanted to kill John’s wife so that she could be with him. This was one of the ways that the whole mess of witch trials started. “BETTY: You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor 's wife!