The Crucible Abigail Williams Speech Analysis

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Murrow: Hello and welcome to See it Now, today we have a special, focusing on Abigail Williams; a village girl that struck fear into the hearts of the people of Salem. Now lets see how a mere village girl completely changed a whole town. There is much controversy regarding Abigail Williams, and her true intentions behind her Salem Witch Trial accusations. She sentenced many people to death and others to prison. Due to that fact we would like to let you all know whatever we say here is said with every intention. If Abigail Williams feels as we have done harm to her image and/or name and wants to speak out for herself, a chance will be given to do so on this program. Tonights working thesis is: Abigail Williams worked with the devil but went…show more content…
And well, she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands. I know you must see it now. (110). Murrow: But when Abigail is asked if she will deny it, she retorts. Abigail: If I must answer that I will leave and I will not come back again! (111). Murrow: Even though Goody Proctor denied that her husband committed lechery with Abigail. Abigail refused to confirm it nor deny it. This brings up the question of why didn’t she want to answer the question? She could have simply denied that she never met up with John Proctor and all would have been fine for her, yet she withstood. Abigail initially stated that she wanted to be embraced by the light of God and the Love of Jesus yet that diary found in her room exists, along with Mary Warren contradicting Abigail and her refusal to deny John Proctor's confession; and all for what? Over 25 people have been sentenced to death due to her accusations. Is Abigail Williams truly afflicted by spirits and wanting to seek the light of God by pointing out the so-called witches? Or does she have other hidden intentions behind her many accusations? This is See It Now; Good Night and Good
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