Off the rip, Abigail is basically bashing Goody Proctor. When asked a question about Goody Proctor she responds “a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman” (Miller 12). This shows how Abigail already has built up malice towards Goody Proctor. To make things even better, Goody Proctor is later charged with witchcraft. Who charged her of this crime?
He states that you coldly prompted your daughter to cry witchery upon George Jacobs that is now in jail.” (Danforth 182). This shows that someone thinks that the girls did perform witch craft and now that there is an accusation against them, the whole village will know what someone saw. The girl’s reputation is going to be ruined by the accusation made against them, and now they have to do anything to prove that they are innocent. Anyone will do anything to protect their reputation.
Abigail’s main goal was to have Elizabeth dead at her feet. She was so drunk from the power she acquired and her love for John, that she didn’t think her plans through. One by one, the people accused were sentenced to hang. Due to her mistakes, even her beloved John Proctor was now sentenced to be hanged. Regretting all that she did, Abigail stole money from her uncle, Paris, and ran away from
She is lying a lot, for example, she says “Elizabeth Proctor is an envious, gossipy liar!”. She says things about other people, witch are lies, to distract from herself. She is lying about the meeting in the woods, witchcraft and about his love for John Proctor. On account of Abigail other people died in the play, because she shifts the focus away from herself by accusing others of witchcraft. In the end she steals money for saving John from the death.
She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!” Abigail said about Elizabeth to John because, in the past, Abigail used to work for the Proctor’s, until Elizabeth dismissed her from their service because she walked in on John and Abigail committing adultery. After Abigail went back to living with her uncle, John realized that he made a terrible mistake and wanted nothing to do with Abigail, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer. When John had finally told her how he truly felt, this was the starting point of Abigail 's selfish ways. She didn’t care about anyone else in the town or how they would be affected if they were accused of witchcraft, she only cared about her feelings and how she was going to get John all to
“But try as I might, I couldn’t bring myself to pray for the killers. That was a problem because I knew that God expected us to pray for everyone, and more than anything,
John Proctor seemed well respected in the town except he had one deadly secret sin, this being a secret affair with Abigail Williams, who was one of the leading accusers in this story. Abigail’s goal is to kill John’s wife Elizabeth so they may get married. She does this by blaming Elizabeth for witchcraft. In this time period, the ones leading the accusations had the most power due to the fear exhibited by society.
For example, having pride in one’s work can boost self-esteem and convince people of important values in life; whereas too much pride can lead to arrogance and isolation. Hurst communicates the theme, pride has the power to blind, with the use of these three literary devices: symbolism, flashback, and man vs.
By doing this the author brings to attention how dramatic the grandmother is acting and brings insight on how the misfit is catching on to her false ideals. thus this is another foreshadowing trail the author leaves to the reader to anticipate the grandmother
Parris sees how the higher up people of Salem believe every word that his niece and daughter is saying. He could see how he might be able to use this as an advantage. Another reason for Parris’s change in mind might of been how he saw he could use the witch trials to get rid of those that opposed him, for this situation one person in particular Proctor who in the first act is accused of being in a faction against Parris. “And you may tell that to your followers. ”,“There is a party in this church.
The Preservation of One’s Reputation Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” A reputation is one of the most important things a person has. It measures one’s worth, honor, and integrity - something we all strive for.
In Salem, having a good reputation is extremely important. You are accepted by society, and if you don’t have a good reputation you will be completely rejected. John Proctor would no longer be thought of an honorably straight and moral person. Reverend Parris would lose all of his respect and not be accepted by the citizens. And Judge Danforth would always be questioned and looked bad upon for accusing the innocent.
Respect and reputation was important to the people of Salem because it was a way that people know that they could do business with and be social with. When the movie begins Reverend Parris is scared that with Abigail’s bad behaviors or actions and the hints of witchcraft surrounding his daughters coma the Reverend is afraid for that all of Abigail’s actions will ruin his reputation. Towards the middle of the movie John Proctor has the chance to stop the girl’s from creating more accusations and ruining their good name but he does not come forward because he does not want his affair with Abigail to come out again. At the end of the movie John Proctor has a chance to save himself from being hanged by signing a false confession. John signs it
Reputation is how we’re seen among our peers. If the person is charitable, honest, and kind, they’re going to have a pretty good reputation. But if that person is constantly getting into trouble and doing things they shouldn’t, then they’re gonna have a definite, bad reputation. But depending on the individual, hopefully we don’t want to have a bad rep for anything, right? In The Crucible most of the main characters are concerned about reputation because they hold a good standing in the town and people respect them, they don’t want to lose it in any way, especially if it had to do with witchcraft.