Abigail The Victim In the Crucible many are to blame for the events that occurred, but one of the one’s who seems to take blame the most is Abigail Williams. She holds most of the responsibility because she was to blame for the girls meeting with Tituba in the woods. When Parris located the girls in the woods, Abigail tries to hide her behavior because she fears that it will uncover her affair with Proctor if she confesses that she attempted to cast a spell on his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail also lies to avoid being punished for witchcraft. The Puritans would have treated her in the harshest of manners in they ever discovered to truth to her crimes.
Since the beginning of the play she has been notorious because of the village rumors about her provocative and quite manipulative behavior. She is not just jealous of Elizabeth Proctor - she is also mad at her and the whole village for “blackening her name” (Miller 23) and “telling lies” (Miller 24) about her. While some of those rumors subsequently turned out to be true, the society had still failed to fulfill its one and most important function - to protect its members. Instead, people put a label on a person they barely tried to understand, thus leaving Abigail with nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy. Well observed in our reality as well, this phenomenon has to do with trying to force a certain individual into a stereotype which in the long term might result in this person subconsciously “living up” to those statements i.e.
I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!” The strict rules of Puritan society does not allow individuality to thrive. Abigail decides to “confess” because she does not want to suffer the consequences of society. Abigail is seemingly innocent. However, she is one of the masterminds behind the hysteria of the Witch Trials. Innocence is featured as a concern in the Salem trials because Abigail Williams was seen as an innocent victim of witchcraft.
From a man who came to Salem revelling in the fact that his hard won expertise would be put to good use, to a man struggling with his conscience and nearly openly proclaiming the witch trials falsity, Hale changed into a different man over the course of the book. His change would seem like common sense now; no one would believe that witches were enchanting girls and torturing them. However, the extremity of the religion at this time affected how long the false claims were believed. His realization was, for the time, progressive. Arthur Miller did a good job of portraying the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible.
Rikki Tikki is an audacious and inquisitive character in this story who often stands up to Nag and Nagaina. Nagaina is known for being villainous and gullible because she believed Darzee’s wife would come near her if she was hurt. Lastly, Kipling’s use of personification really brings the story alive, especially the feud between Rikki-tikki, Nag, and Nagaina. In the end, being too audacious can endanger you and the people you love because you don’t fully grasp the idea of your consequences until you’ve made your mistakes. Those mistakes can affect not only you but all the people around
Abigail Williams collects the information necessary to style the position of supremacy for herself. Although there are other characters who contributed on witch trials, Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the entire occurrence because of her deceitfulness, falseness and untrustworthiness. As the terrible person that she was, Abigail Williams struggled and managed to get her way no matter whom she hurt, and unluckily in the conclusion she
An Evil Wife in Macbeth The stereotype women are supposed to be nice, gentle and kind. In some other cases, some women are crueler than men. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare tells a story of Lady Macbeth, a ruthless wife who manipulates her husband to achieve her evil desires. Lady Macbeth is an evil woman because she is extremely ambitious, greedy and controlling which shows that her desires leads her to be a ruthless person. Lady Macbeth is extremely ambitious in terms of gaining power and advantages for her own life.
She does not seem to care about other people beside herself and Proctor. She tried desperately to win back Proctor by forcing him to admit that he still has feelings for her. Abigail makes constant choices that change her destiny, all chances she get, she chooses to lie instead of telling the truth. In the beginning of the play, Abigail William tries to kill Elizabeth Proctor with curse. This is how Arthur Miller reveals Abigail William’s character before she talks her line.
Lady Macbeth is Evil Humans are capable of great compassion, as well as great cruelty. Often they will go to great lengths and use any means necessary to accomplish their goals. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth are guilty of employing heinous ruthlessness to achieve the goal of ruling Scotland. Spurred by Macbeth’s letter of the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth begins a journey which demonstrates her dark and cruel nature ultimately bringing about the downfall of her husband and herself. Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do.
This limits women to find the confidence to stand up for their beliefs. As Claudio falsely degrades Hero’s character, Hero accepts these accusations voluntarily and remains silent about the issue. Claudio stands up in public and proceeds to call Hero slanderous names such as, “thou pure impiety and impious purity” (IV.i.109). Hero again does not object, though she falls due to complete shock. Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163).
In my own personal well thought of opinion, I believe that Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the witch trials due to multiple reasons. Firstly is that because of her self greed of trying to keep a well polished reputation and to not face the consequences, she did all that she could so that she would not get in trouble herself, which was acting or pretending to the best of her abilities, and claiming that the people she stated has either met the devil or created an agreement with him. Another would be attempting to eliminate the individuals she or the girls that follow her dislikes, which includes the upper class people, certain individuals that seems suspicious, etc. Lastly of course is the idea that she is just doing it to seize the
When her uncle, Mr. Parris, accused her of committing a crime with John, she would lie and blame it on Elizabeth. She once said "She hates me uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave. It 's a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman, and I will not work for such a woman!" (Miller, Act 1, 12). Consequently, she feared discovery of her transgressions, dancing in the woods, wishing Goody Proctor dead, and drinking the blood.
As a woman, she is seen as weak and dependent. However, Lady Macbeth is actually the stronger willed character. She, while not the dominating motivation for Macbeth’s wrongdoings, corrupts him and convinces him that he is capable of doing these evil things. Lady Macbeth’s influence on Macbeth comes from her own selfishness. She wants to be queen above all else, which drives her to commit murder.
are taken by the hands of Lucifer, the fact that they are all Christians is painfully present. Though, some being religious to a fault is not an option scratched out by the author. A prime example of those lead astray by their blind belief are the Putnams, who shout witchcraft as soon as they discover their daughter to be ill, without any symptoms but complete unconsciousness and with the knowledge of only what she had done the night before. A fellow character that shares the belief, John hale enters the story as a sophisticated doctor to diagnose the true cause of the mysterious
This kindled a powerful hatred that Abby had towards Elizabeth that would soon cause much more than a little harm. Once the idea of witchery took deep root into the hearts of the people, many were accused and arrested. Out of the selfishness of her heart, Abigail accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in an attempt to be rid of her so she could have John. She kept telling herself that she was in love with him, and she would use any opportunity to her advantage to be rid of Elizabeth. This however, would not bode well with John.