And folks are brought before them, and if they scream and howl and fall to the floor – The person’s clapped in jail for bewitching them” (miller ). The court felt that God sent her down to expose all of the devil’s witches., like god sent Israel. Although she was not sent by God. One might say that the girls also play a part in this; because they could come out and admit their frivolous cry of witchcraft. However, they cannot.Abigail threatens them “…we danced…and that’s all.
She accuses or witnesses how innocent after innocent is sentenced to death or to a long time in prison. She managed to infiltrate herself into the justice system and convince the court of her lies, and then the court forces the people to either accuse neighbours or friends or to risk being hanged. Mass hysteria takes on the village, changing the social landscape completely, destroying friendships, families and taking human lives. Abigail just sits by through all of that, being more motivated by seeing her plans succeed and she enjoys the power her lies obtain her. This exemplifies that Abigail does not have love or simple lust, she is not just a bad person, but that she has pathological obsession and is living in her own mind, still thinking that John will come back to her and that would be the ultimate fulfillment of her
Abigail Williams is to Blame In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, an unmarried orphan in the Massachusetts town of Salem, increasingly grows more jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor intensifies in attempt to realize her desire for Elizabeth's husband John Proctor. Her ambition for vengeance only grows stronger, and her selfishness escalates. She repeatedly lies to save herself by denying her involvement in witchcraft. In order to save herself she accuses the innocent, without any sense of ethical violation. Abigail proves to be a selfish antagonist in The Crucible that shows no sense of right and wrong.
“I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you’ (Act 1) Exposing how far she will go and how manipulative she is with the girls knowing Abigail would not hesitate to falsely accuse them too and is now controlling them. So now she is getting caught up in these lies it’s too late to go back, she's longing John Proctor and wants to look as innocent as possible but in reality she's the real witch of the
For example, when Hale defends Elizabeth and John Proctor, he tells Danforth that he has always thought Abigail “false”. As soon as he says this, Abigail immediately reacts, and says. Abigail then begins to accuse Mary Warren of sending her spirit upon her, which in turn makes Mary’s testimony against Abigail meaningless. Also, Abigail successfully draws the attention of the court from Hale, and now the people are too distracted by Abigail to truly comprehend what Hale was trying to say. In another example, Abigail also draws the attention off of herself and onto another.
This is a factor that places any of the characters’ choices and morals in a public balance to be judged by others. Abigail Williams is the main character of the play and acts with an utter selfishness and obsession. Abigail Williams is the catalyst to the witch hunt and is relentless in her plans to have Elizabeth Proctor killed, destroying the lives of many just because in her head that would mean John will want to be with her. She is obsessive
Abigail lists off people to Reverend Hale a specialist in demonology that she’s supposedly seen dancing with “the devil” Abigail is also one of the jury in the courthouse. She has manipulated the courthouse to her will and as a result many people have been sentenced to death. Abigail has been corrupted through her affair with John Proctor and through her ambition in trying to get Elizabeth out of the picture. She no longer cares about who gets hurt so long as she gets her
Abigail 's heartless attitude is shown in act two when she frames and accuses Elizabeth Proctor for witchcraft. She desired and longed for this revenge on poor Proctors innocent wife, aiming for her through out the play. Later on in Act Three she seems to lose her last attachment of society by destroying John Proctor, who she claims to love with all her heart. When John attempts and threatens to expose Abigail’s wrong doings, she skillfully manages to turn the whole problem around on him, sending him off
She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying. Nevertheless, her blind devotion to god convicts many innocent people as witches. In the court, she strongly claims that her babies were murdered because of witchcraft, “They were murdered, Mr. Parris! And mark this proof! Mark it!
And after Proctor pressured Mary to tell the court that the girls were falsifying information, Abigail accused Mary of witchcraft (Miller 1317). This prompted Mary to turn on John Proctor calling him the devil’s man, to save herself (Miller 1338). And as absurd as it sounds, Mary Warren was allowed to continue her life as normal even after she costs many people their lives. It was much easier to save oneself by lieing than face death for