Betty Parris’s great power throughout Act I can be seen by her ability to single handedly create chaos and hysteria within the town for her own personal gain. Her power can first be viewed after Susanna Walcott explains the possibility of a supernatural cause to Betty’s illness, leading Abigail to advise her Uncle about “the rumor of witchcraft [that] is all about: [She] thinks [he 'd] best go down and deny it [himself]. The parlor’s packed with people,sir” (10). This is the first hint that others in the town believe in the presence and of the beginnings of the hysteria that follows. Betty started this rumor in the town by pretending to act sick so that she would not get punished for dancing in the woods.
From a happy marriage to the Macbeths' no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger for power. Through it all would you consider Lady Macbeth’s suicide was a cowardly case? MacBeth did not care about who he had to kill in order to be high and powerful. You can see his obsession to become the king and have that title, just by hearing the witches prophecy.”All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
In order to save herself, she accuses the innocent and is responsible for nineteen people’s death. Every action she does is against Elizabeth, one being what she did with the poppet. In this scene, Cheever says “The girl, the Williams girl, Abigail Williams, sir. She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’ house tonight, and without a word nor warnin’ she falls to the floor.” (1306) It is clear that Abigail has watched Mary stick the needle in the poppet, knowing that the doll was in Elizabeth’s house.This action brings an uproar in the play. John wants Mary to tell the truth but she tells him that if she does, Abigail will tell about their sexual encounters.
After overcoming all of the wicked witch of the West’s obstacles, Dorothy kills the witch herself by melting her with water. In doing this, Dorothy freed the winkies from the witch’s tyrannical rule. Because Dorothy had just killed their ruler, the winkies idealized her. They were grateful for what Dorothy had done. Dorothy again acts as the heroin when the winkies praised her for her courageous acts against the wicked witch of the West.
[She] drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife!”(19). Betty is not afraid to stand up to Abigail, who does not want anyone else to know what took place when they were in the woods. Even though the other girls are intimidated by her, Betty is not afraid. She continues to maintain her power by naming someone else who works for the Devil. She sits up in bed and tells everyone in the room “[she] saw George Jacobs with the Devil!
Abigail is not one to be scared of death and killing itself. She shows no compassion or concern for any life except her own. Abigail has been accused of threatening Betty when she revealed the truth that she had “drank (the) blood, a charm to kill” me(Act 1,pg 26). Is this not enough, can you not see her sick mind? Abigail is not a newcomer when it comes to death, she has seen” Indians smash her dear parents' heads,” (Act1,pg27) right before her eyes.
Furthermore, Abigail lacks any evidence, other than her word, to prove Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her. Abigail is seeking Elizabeth’s death by framing her for witchcraft. Abigail is jealous that Elizabeth is the wife of John Proctor and she has become vindictive. John affirmed that Abigail and he were once in love and stated, “She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave!” (Miller 1333). Abigail is trying to have a guiltless woman slaughtered in order to seek
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