Abigail uses her authority to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. She threatens the other girls with violence if they refuse to go along with her plans, and she does not hesitate to accuse them of witchcraft if their loyalty proves untrue. Such is the case with Mary
“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
However, I believe Abigail should be held responsible for the imprisonment and execution of innocent people because she threaten the girls, so they would act bewitched and she also lied about getting stabbed by a needle and making it look like as if Elizabeth Proctor did it with witchcraft. To begin with, Abigail had control over the rest of the girls who were also caught dancing in the woods. The girls, after the incident in the woods, lied along with Abigail. Whatever lie Abigail came up with, the girls would support it. Even in court, Abigail had the support of the girls when she claim to have seen a yellow bird.
Abigail uses the fact that every person shes accused has been a witch to secure her position as a trust worth witness in court. As seen when the suspension is raised to her, Abigail says, “I have been hurt, Mr. Danforth; I see my blood running out! I have been near to murdered every day because I have done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people -- and this is my reward? To be mistrusted, denied, questioned like a --” (113). She uses the fact that there is a perceived danger in callout witches as one can try to kill her because they feel threated or that she 's been hurt by witchcraft when it was just self-inflicted wounds.
They both were huge liars, who accused innocent people of being something they weren't. Abigail Williams accused women of being witches during her era and Joseph McCarthy accused society in his days of being communist. “Both individuals accused innocent people of wrongdoings for their own selfish intentions…” Joseph McCarthy and Abigail Williams were playing mind games with everyone around them. Manipulating and had some sort of power to convince everyone around them to believe the same thing. “They are similar because, they both had an image to obtain to their society…” Williams and McCarthy both became the fear of their
High Schools are having troubles keeping up with the bullying and harassing on and off school grounds, because even though something is said online, it can still have an effect on a student 's schooling. Some schools are even being sued due to online harassment and bullying. Currently schools are forced to improve and create policies on bullying due to so many different occurrences. Madera High School does not have a significant issue with face to face or online harassment/bullying but it is still an issue. Students attending Madera High have admitted to being a part of online harassment: either contributing to the problem or being the victim of such.
Abigail shapes the name of The Crucible because she causes the trial because she was the leader of the dancing and other activities. Millers underlying message is that people should be conscious about what goes on around them and not let themselves get swept up into hysteria. Abigail relates to the underlying message because she increases hysteria in the community by putting other people to blame, making situations dramatic, and overall causing people to think that a witch is among them. Abigail is a very manipulative and controlling character and that is why the story holds a major theme of honesty and lies because even one lie can cause a whole society to go
What some people do not realize is that when you label somebody, you may not think that it affects them, but deep down it could really hurt them. People tend to take everything personally and when someone gets labeled negatively, that could lead to a low self-esteem, low self respect and maybe even suicide. Labels are more intense today than they were in the past years. Throughout high school teenagers are labeled within five categories: jocks, prom queen, geek, loner, and “friendly”. Some people do not like their label and hope that when they leave high school that their label will disappear, but then there are other people that do not want to leave their label behind.
She wants to be queen above all else, which drives her to commit murder. Fred Alford’s theory is exemplified in Lady Macbeth, because it was her lust for power that led to her evil doings. While Lady Macbeth wishes to get rid of the world’s perspective of evil, she is driven to insanity by her guilty conscience. Thus, Lady Macbeth held a perspective of evil that was consistent with society’s