During the late 17th century a total of 200 people were accused of participating in witchcraft, while 19 people lost their lives to the mass hysteria. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a group of girls start a huge uproar in Salem, Massachusetts when they start screeching about Salemites being associated with the Devil. Throughout the play write, it shows the consequences of mass hysteria and how it puts people's lives in danger. Abigail Williams causes a wave of mass hysteria and because of her trickery, innocent people have died by her and the other girl’s actions, for this Abigail is the most unforgivable character in The Crucible.
People lie for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to themselves, sometimes it’s to others. No matter who they are lying to, it always affects others around you. In the story The Crucible by Arthur Miller, lying is a very common theme. Many characters lie, which include John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and many others.
In seventeenth century Salem, Massachusetts, the Puritans enforced strong moral beliefs of purity and the prohibition of sin. In a magazine article published in The New Yorker just prior to the release of the movie version of The Crucible, Arthur Miller comments, “In any play, however trivial, there has to be a still point of a moral reference against which to gauge the action. In our lives, in the late nineteen-forties and early nineteen-fifties no such point existed anymore…. for anyone needs to feel right to declare someone else wrong. Gradually, all the old political and moral reality had melted like a Dali watch.
“The Crucible” is a play written by Arthur Miller, a playwright, and is about one of the many events that took place in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692 at the height of the belief in witchcraft, the Devil, and his followers. In turn, when a group of girls are caught dancing around a fire with a slave from Barbados and a girl, Betty—the daughter of Reverend Parris—falls into a mysterious, coma-like state, the citizens of the town spark rumors of witchcraft and necromancy. Later, when Abigail—the leader of the group of girls—and Tituba confessed to consorting with the devil, the sparks were replaced by an uproar of blame. Although a man by the name of John Proctor, a farmer, does not appear in the middle of the Act One, he is the protagonist as it is his story of failure, guilt, and redemption.
Fellow partners, there is a substantial situation in Salem, Massachusetts that has been happening for a week or so. Because of this, someone needs to be prosecuted for the crimes they have done. Unfortunately, there are people being sent to jail and put on trial, but they are innocent. I have seen who caused these situations and that person is Abigail Williams. She can be aggressive and rude to people.
What role did repressing women play in creating the Salem Witch Trials in Puritan society? Repression of women by the church in Puritan society lead to the women wanting power. The church was the powerhouse of the Puritan society, so if you were to get in trouble with the church you would be banished or hanged. Also, getting in trouble with the church could cost you your spot in heaven. Keeping women and young girls from the bulk of society and power made them seek power and rebellion.
In The Crucible why were people blaming one another? The Crucible by Arthur Miller, talks about people blaming each other for using witchcraft. Everyone in the town was getting accused by the people and they would have them in trial and ask them questions. In the Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the characters of Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams can be compared and contrasted through love, witchcraft, and Family. First of all, love in The Crucible, between Abigail Williams, and Elizabeth Proctor was interesting because John Proctor was married to Elizabeth Proctor.
To what extent can society be blamed for an individual’s actions? In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, this question is addressed, with a group of girls from Puritan society as the example. The Crucible tells the story of the Salem witch trials in the 1690’s. After being discovered dancing and participating in illegal activity in the woods, a group of girls cry witchcraft instead of admitting to their wrongdoings. While these girls are in no way exempt from the blame for the events in the play, the blame can also be placed upon the strictness of Puritan society.
At the end of of Act II of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the state of life in Salem was not easy. People were unhappy and accusations were being made every which way about who was using witchcraft that night in the woods. Abigail Williams is trying to blame everyone else for what she did. She is like the mean girl of these times. Everything is chaotic in the town.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, this quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt depicts how dangerous fear truly is. By saying this, he understands the drastic effect fear can have. Even today, ISIS is using fear as one of their primary weapons. Fear can force people to undergo such actions that they would have never even imagined in their wildest dreams. This is a crippling feeling that none are truly immune to.