She was a savage, angry teenager who everyone thought was an angel. According to Shmoop, “Abigail flirts with John Proctor. She tries to get him to admit that he still wants her and expresses anger toward his wife for “blackening” her name in the village.” As we can see, Abigail Williams wasn't the kindest person out there.
Hugh Reamer p.5 Mr.Birk English 11 7 October 2016 Witch, Please. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a suspenseful story about witchcraft. Several of the characters are conniving and malicious because they’re accusing others of compacting with satan, Abigail Williams is a prime example of malevolence. I chose to write about Abigail because she is continuously dishonest and does not come clean even when given multiple opportunities.
Mary Warren was responsible for the dark ending of the crucible because she played Abigail 's game, in the beginning, In the beginning, Marry Warren followed Abigail 's example in accusing people of being witches. Mary went so far in this that she actually went to court with Abigale to help her in the prosecuting of the accused. “I am sick, I am sick, Mr. Proctor. Pray, pray, hurt me not. Her strangeness throws his op, and her evident pallor and weakness.
In The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, it is the story of Alice and Wonderland but with a twist of wonderlanders fighting for their lives and Redd, Alyss’s aunt is trying to take over wonderland and Alyss has to stop it. When Beddor makes this change it shows a significance of many themes that can also be found in war. Like good v evil with Redd, Alyss and Dodge showing the two friendships but for Redd hate a power. A character that shows the significance of good v evil is Alyss and Redd.
Crucible Theme: Power and manipulation Universal Theme Statement: When trying to gain power, people will often manipulate the people around them in order to attain more power for themselves. Quote #1: “She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.
(Miller 150) Abigail uses her envy of Elizabeth’s marriage to john and resorts to name calling to persuade john to come to her. The Evil practices and sins will cast chaos in the town of Salem from one person. For the most part, Abigail Williams stirred up drama and made her move by accusing Goody Proctor and changes her behavior constantly to ruin Elizabeth’s marriage.
A main theme in Ken Keesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is rebellion. In the book, rebellious actions by the main character, Randle Patrick McMurphy, representing the carnival side of society, goes against the Big Nurse who represent the strict chains of society. However, what I find ironic is the fact that a woman, in fact the most feminine character in the book, is the enemy or the oppressor. During the 1950’s this was the complete opposite. The feminist movement hadn’t taken a prominent standing yet and men were in power.
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire Williams frequently demonstrates illusion vs reality threw his main character Blanche. Blanche is coping with her past life by creating lies to cover up her mistakes, eventually like all lies the truth is brought to light causing Blanche to have a series of mental breakdowns,eventually causing her to be mentally unstable. She is then incapable of distinguishing reality from her own illusions and has tricked herself into her own game. Blanche is introduced to the audience wearing a beautiful white suit with a fluffy bodice, pearl necklace and earrings,white gloves and white hat.(Act 1, Scene 1, Pg.15).
She is the antagonist in this scene because she’s disagreeing with everyone else, therefore causing her to think more deeply on the incident. The Wizard of Oz shows the conflict of person versus self, in which the protagonist and antagonist in the conflict are both Dorothy and her
In Frank Beddor´s Looking Glass Wars, it is pretty much a twist of Alice in Wonderland, but not as crazy or goofy. Beddor changes it around so Alyss is princess in the magical land when her evil aunt, Redd attacks, forcing her to leave Heart Palace and all of her childhood behind. Her and the Wonderlanders have to persevere through the hardships of Redd and her army, The Cut. The Wonderlanders and Alyss stand up to Redd believing Black Imagination will be overrun by White Imagination. One of the several themes in the book is perseverance, and it is shown throughout the book through Dodge, Hatter, and Alyss.
To begin with, Abigail Williams starts the accusations of witchcraft in order to fulfill her ulterior motives. We first see hints of her motives when Abigail tells John Proctor, a married man under whom she had worked that, “I am waiting’ for you every night”(1099). While Abigail worked under John and Elizabeth Proctor, she had developed feelings for John. Elizabeth removes her which angers Abigail deeply.
In 1692, several young girls in Salem, Massachusetts took this search too far. Due to the lack of scientific knowledge at the time and the fact that historically Europe experienced many witch hunts, it is understandable how the townspeople of Salem would jump to conclusions about what was really going on. Although there is evidence that the Salem witchcraft hysteria was caused by the physical state of the girls, who were supposedly possessed but likely poisoned, the most likely cause of the hysteria in the late 17th century was a power struggle for young women who were bored and curious. The girls who were thought to be “possessed” in Salem were preadolescent children who were plagued
The play accurately describes the mass hysteria of both events. When the character Mary Warren states chants “Abby, you mustn’t (Miller Act 3:1012)”, the other girls, including Abigail Williams, all repeat. Prior to this Abbygail pretends to be bewitched by Mary, and all the other girls follow Abigail in fear. When people are under pressure, like how Abigail threatens the girls, people are in
In the late 1600s, many unspeakable things happened in the Massachusetts Bay Colony due to some people’s ways. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, there is a wide range of characters with a variety of conflicting personalities. A crucible is a situation of severe trial leading to the creation of something new. The play tells a story of a town’s obsession with accusing innocent people of witchcraft through an unrealistic test. This play is important because of its historical content relating the Salem witch trials to the Red Scare.
Hearing the word insane when I was younger always made me think of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland when the Cheshire Cat says, “We 're all mad here. I’m mad. You 're mad”. To be insane is to be mentally deranged but I used it to describe friends or peers who acted enthusiastically or unreservedly. Insanity is a mental illness so severe that a person is unable to tell fantasy apart from reality, unable to handle their affairs due to psychosis, or is likely to show uncontrollable impulsive behavior.