The Progenitors of the Salem Witch Trials It is known that a person would lie to save themselves rather than confess the truth and avoid placing the blame on others, despite the consequences. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is caught dancing in the woods by her uncle, Reverend Parris. When Abigail is accused of dancing in the woods, she blames the house slave, Tituba, of forcing Abigail and Parris’ daughter Betty to conjure spirits, which then starts the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail, Betty, and Judge Danforth are responsible for starting the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail started the acquisitions regarding witchcraft in Salem by trying to save herself from punishment for dancing in the woods.
There is talk in the village of an unnatural cause. Abigail warns her friend Mercy Lewis and the Proctors ' servant Mary Warren, not to reveal that they were all casting spells in the woods. Betty wakes, and Abigail threatens the other girls with violence if they tell anyone that she drank blood and cast a spell in order to kill Goody Proctor. Betty loses consciousness again. John Proctor and Abigail talk privately about their former relationship.
Her obsession with the undead is what leads me to believe that if the ghosts aren’t real, the governess wishes they were. When she finds out that the man she saw outside the window was named Mr. Quint and that he died before she arrived there. She then jumped into asking questions about why and how it happened. She’s more intrigued by these questions than why he would be outside the window in the first place. When the governess and Flora are outside by the lake and the governess sees the ghost of Miss Jessel across the water, the governess immediately questions whether Flora sees her too.
Other accusations included those against Rebbeka Nurse and Thomas Putnam. Rebbeka nurse was again accused of sending her spirit to kill seven babies. Thomas Putnam was accused by Corey Giles of telling his daughter to call witch on George Jacobs to aquire his land. It is documented that if Jacobs hangs he will forfeit his land and Putnam is the only person that would be able to afford it. Although Giles had this clain documented it was dissmissed because Giles refused to give the name of his source.
“Give me a freaking break!” replied Ladu. The girls went running to the mother’s room and Druzulla tripped over Lucifer, the cat and almost killed him. “Sorry devil!” she screamed as she entered the room. As Anastucia closes the door she says: “Mom, guess what? The police called and said that they found Cindahoella’s shoe in their way to the forest.
She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds. She’d come to still lying on the floor as her uncle was shouting at her auntie not to help her.” This shows how physical abuse of her uncle pushed fwadaus to take bad decision of burning her
A baffling plague of Satan has arrived in our cursed town, and yet another girl has been convicted of witchery. Elizabeth Clarke, a young mistress, was recently accused of creating a pact with the Devil. A trial commenced last Tuesday at the Salem Town Hall with Persecutor Matthew Hopkins examining Clarke 's allegations. First accusations of her treason began with Clarke 's late lover, Reuben Taylor, whose mother was supposedly cursed by Clarke for not allowing her to be with Taylor as he lay dying. With a one-on-one interview with Hopkins, he revealed that he did not believe in Clarke 's innocence; "After I questioned her [Clarke] about cursing Mother Taylor 's cows, I then began an extensive physical examination, inserting a pin into
Abigail’s affair with John Proctor, which had ended seven months previous to the beginning of the play, causes her to be blinded by desire. She uses the witch trials to get revenge on anyone she wants, but her main target is to kill Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. Abigail bullies girls in her town to be loyal to her, while she feels no loyalty towards them. One of the girls Abigail bullies is Mary Warren, a servant of the Proctor’s. Mary tries to stand up to Abigail and tell everyone it’s all a lie, however, when Abigail threatens her of witchcraft, she gives up and joins Abigail again.