Abby has a concrete motive, her love for John Proctor and fear of punishment. Although religion may have be factored into the belief of satan, Abby is the one that fuels the fire of the frenzy brought on in Salem. Abby does use religion on her side, but religion is not the key player. After Tituba's confession offers a way out, Abigail decides to also do a confession of her own. “I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus!
Abigail blames her when in reality she was the one who grabbed the chicken and drank it's blood causing the girls to run off and create chaos. Abigail then went on a lying streak to save her
Throughout history, authors have had a tendency to write characters that can follow general roles, called archetypes. Examples of archetypes are the hero, the trickster, the temptress, the villain, the innocent and the faithful companion. In Arthur Miller's classic play, The Crucible, the character Abigail Williams fills the role of the villain. One example of Abigail's villainy is the scene where her cousin, Betty Parris yells about Abigail having drank blood in the forest. When Abby tries to tell her to never say that, Betty replies by saying, "You did, you did!
Abigail blamed everyone in Salem for either seeing a witch, being a witch, or conjuring up the spirit of a witch but herself. When I was at the age where I would start to look up to my older sister, is the age where I would always yell at her for the things I´d end up doing but when the time came around, I would always blame my sister for my actions just like Abigail blamed the townspeople. On the other hand, most people deny that she is guilty do to the fact that she is just a child. Although she is just a child, her blaming actions lead to multiple deaths and
But the mainly because everyone thinks she is a witch. Due to the women in the court room continuously repeating it with details to support, making everybody believe Mary warren is a witch. Mary was the one caught in the dancing in the forest and being accused of witch craft. When Mary was in court she admitted she was witch craft but, also made everyone to think it was an act. In act 2 page 80 Mary Warren is pressured by Proctor to go to court and confess that Abigail is guilty.
As a consequence, people got hung due to the lies she told just to save herself. Besides all the reasons she could be guilty there are some reasons the show otherwise. The fact that she didn’t have anybody to look up to growing
Abigail was manipulating people from the very start to be specific. She tried to control Mercy, Mary Warren, and Betty about what they did in forest. Similarly she accused Tituba for the whole debacle in the forest and that her and the other girls had nothing to do with the forest. In this case she turned the blame off
Abby’s group of teenage girls is speculated of practicing witchcraft. Mary’s character is consistently timid, naive and easily influenced making her an easy target for groupthink which impacts her decision to reunite with the group after she was so close to obtaining her own voice.
Around the time of the witch trials, the people in Salem were very religious. Rumors were easily spread and it was nearly impossible to prove yourself innocent if people were talking about you otherwise. During the witch hysteria, innocent people were imprisoned and and executed because someone has accused them of being a witch. It is understandable that some would accuse others to save themselves from imprisonment or from possible death. 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.
Mary desperately wants to tell the truth because she believes their punishment will be less severe if they are truthful. Because of this Abigail threatened her and the other girls, saying they will not tell the truth, so the girls decide to use the two afflicted girls to their advantage and claim witchcraft. Their claim of witchcraft leads to an entire mess of people being falsely accused. John Proctor knows that the girls are lying but doesn't do anything about it until his wife is arrested. Whereupon he forces Mary Warren to tell him the truth and say that she will tell the truth to the court to save all of the innocent people.
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.
One night he finds Abigail dancing in the woods with some of her friends, mainly Betty, Tituba, and Mary Warren. They are accused of witchcraft, then they start blaming other people to stay out of trouble. Abby starts to blame people of them bewitching them to stay out of trouble and later i in the book to have some power because they are unmarried woman. Unmarried woman at the time had no to little power. This is how Abby is part of it but not the main reason behind it.
She was able to make Mary Warren go into mass hysteria and convince her to take back the truth, and support Abigail's claims of seeing demons and spirits as truth. This shows one of the main themes of the play, the actions people take, ultimately betrayal, to keep their
Abigail was the cause of everything that is happening in Salem, from the witch trials beginning to the killing of innocent people, but it wasn’t only her who had accused people. Abigail was a flapper as they called it back in the days, and she began to cause all of this dramatic non-sence because she wanted John Proctor. “You have taught me goodness John Proctor, therefore you are good.” , Abigail was crazy in love with
For instance, she says " I saw Sarah Good with the devil." Abigail thinks that she can just blame someone else and she will get out of trouble. Abigail is the villain for blaming other people instead of saying she lied to try and get what she wanted.