Proctor is now confessing, “his shame great” of when he committed adultery with Abigail (Miller 110). Although Proctor is incriminating himself, he is trying to reveal Abigail’s true character and motives to Danforth. Finally, pathos is effective at convincing Danforth Abigail’s accusations are lies because Proctor’s emotions are raw and unadulterated, so much that “Danforth seems unsteady” (Miller 111). Danforth believed Abigail was a redeemed sinner being used by God to indicate those still in the dark, but now Proctor has shed all propriety and revealed the true Abigail. Pathos is so effective here because it is what Abigail used to convince the court.
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?
Abigail is accusing Mary Warren of being a witch just to keep all the attention off of her: “Mary, please don’t hurt me” (Abigail)! Now that the truth has been released Abigail is really worried that everything will be ruined if it is: “Mr.Danforth, he is lying” (Abigail)! I believe these sentences are my favorite from the story because things are heating up even more since the truth about the affair has been released in the court. Abigail Williams, a dynamic character, changes by the end of the play from bad to worse: Hathorne is astonished by Abigail’s disappearance and taking parris money to get away: “she have robbed you” (Hathorne)? Danforth now stating to know of Abigail’s disappearance doesn’t really seem to care: ‘My daughter tells me how she heard them speaking of ships l last week, and tonight i discover my- my strongbox is broke into” (Parris).
She also made him believe that Mary was harming her and the other girls through her spirit locking them down to make them copy everything she was saying. Abigail Manipulated the court into believing anything her and the girls had to say by acting and lying about what was really going
This is one of the most common traits displayed in The Crucible. The first example I have is when Abigail accused Elizabeth. His is vindictive because Abigail accused Elizabeth so she could get John. The next time this happens is when Mary accuses John so she can live. She told john she would confess then when she tried she got nervous and accused John to save her own life.
Motives for almost every action vary from person to person and artifice is no different. In The Crucible the reason behind Abigails witchery and manipulative ways his because she wants to be with John Proctor. Her own selfish wants come before others lives, Abigail being a very egotistical antagonist, overshadows the other girls motives. While mary Warren seems to just want attention and to be treated better, the other girls motives vary as well. Though overall these young women have an array of reasons, from adulterous revenge to the basic overall concept of the book, being scapegoating.
Death can be the greatest fear, as in the Puritan days, being accused of witchcraft meant death. In order to save her own skin, Warren turns on Proctor and accuses him of controlling her to overthrow the court. This slander is completely made up, but at that time the court will believe anything the victim has to say according to Danforth, and the Mary Warren has justified herself as a victim when accusing Proctor. Fear as seen in the Crucible plays a major part in controlling members of their Puritan society, to create accusations and slander towards people influencing drastic measures and actions. The Crucible
The conflict of vengeance illustrates the chaos going around Salem and the lies she tells to fill her obsession. Abigail continues to try and sway john towards in hopes of him leaving Elizabeth behind. Jealousy causes people to think like the devil and corrupt the good things in someone’s life. Abigail Williams pretends to be angry at Elizabeth, she is telling lies about me... She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!”
You will tell it in the court. (Mary Warren) I cannot charge murder on Abigail. (Proctor)... tell the court how that poppet come here and who stuck the needle in. (Mary Warren)
This starts a spree of lying and blaming which causes multiple innocent people to be hanged for being accused of witchcraft. One lie started a moment in history people today call crazy, unacceptable, and unrepeatable. “The Crucible” is a play that explains, through a crazy but remarkable story, why lying is a sin. In the present, lying could occur more frequently that truth is told.
Abigail Williams made this pretends to convince Danforth that Mary Warren was lying. Abigail was doing this to prove same way that she was the victim and the Mary was lying. #9. “ I have made a bell of my honor! I have ring the doom of my good name.”
The extra scene should be taken out because John Proctor is revealing what he plans to do later in court. The scene starts out with Abigail talking about how the town keeps hurting her, how all the witches are evil and hypocrites, except for Proctor (139-41). After that, Proctor tells her he plans to put out proof “that [Abigail]
Now, everyone in the room turns on Tituba. Imagine an entire roomful of people bearing down on you, one being your master, and then Reverend Hale, putting tons of pressure on you. Parris threatens a good whipping if Tituba doesn 't confess to witchcraft, and Hale is in her face, demanding that she confess. Then if she does confess, it will be much easier for her; she won 't be punished as
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.
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.