She was a very manipulative girl throughout the whole trial, she accused many and lied about a lot. She not only forces the girls to lie but forces herself too. On the other hand some, more than others, do think that Abigail Williams is nothing but an innocent girl or child. These might have created this opinion based off of her past filled with great trauma and tragedy. She witnessed her parents being murdered with her own two eyes and at such a young age.
In the play, “The Crucible” many innocent lives are taken because lies and deceit play a very broad role throughout the entire play. Some Salemnites fake to see spirits to cause others to fear the innocent and get their lives taken to please the fakers. A main character in the Crucible, Abigail Williams uses lying to get her way with the whole town, and to get revenge. Abigail has had an affair with John Proctor who is trying to rid all his sins because he is aware of all his wrongdoings. With Abigail and John’s actions Abigail has a strong connection with John and lies to try and get rid of his wife Elizabeth so her selfish self can have John to herself.
The Crucible and Just Ask My Children have many similarities. Mainly, innocent people being wrongly accused for something they did not do. In both of these of stories, all because people pointed fingers and lied about someone ended up costing that someone’s life, whether it was from being in jail their whole life or they were hanged. Now the difference of these two stories, while the accused in Just Ask My Children ended up spending their whole life in prison from being wrongly accused of child molestation, the accused in The Crucible ended up getting hanged for being called witches. But both of these stories had innocent people losing their lives all because someone lied about them.
The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s. Rebecca Nurse was blamed for the death of all of Ann Putnam’s children, except for one. The events also caused numerous people to be convicted of witchcraft, some of them being executed. Two of the most notable people convicted in the play were John Procter, condemned for adultery and later hung, and Tituba, who confessed, saving her own life.
This charismatic leadership displayed by Abigail Williams led to deindividuation among the group of girls. These girls lost their self-restraint and awareness when they falsely accused other villagers in Salem to avoid the discovery of the events in the forest. John Proctor was the only villager in Salem that keeps his self-awareness and restraint when he tries to make it known to Salem that the girls are lying about witchcraft. However, the village turns against John Proctor and he is hung for
Harding allowed family to attack an opponent in order to eliminate her toughest competition, while Hester slept with a man who was not her husband and had a baby. Along with their scandal, they were also punished a little bit differently. Hester was shunned by her community while Harding was banned for life from competitively figure skating, she was shunned by the figure skating
Two young girls that accused people of witchcraft began this era of hysteria. The girls claimed they had seen people having fits, squirming on the ground, and screaming meaningless words. Once someone was accused they were to be put on trial; women were the only targets of these accusations. The individuals that were put on trial were not really given much of a chance to defend themselves. The innocent people had their possessions taken, their livestock was killed, and their kids had to take care of themselves.
The steward assumed she is weak because she is a girl. Another prove that I have stated before is when the archbishop called her not a respectable woman. He stated that as if a girl dress like a soldier is something bad and new. They did not expect these kinds of attire and behavior from women. Because of the odd things Joan does, she was punished by being killed and burned to death.
On the negative effects on lying and how it could effect the mission. Lying can hurt the people around you and also hurt yourself. Lying is easily shown among adolescents, as children, parents have always taught their kids that lying is a bad habit and should not be encouraged making lying no longer a bad habit because they witness the lies that are coming out of everyone’s mouth. There are two types of lies, there’s the usual white lie that doesn’t seem as bad, also there’s the severe lie that hurts the person or effects the workplace on how the lie was told. Getting into trouble is a situation that everyone tries to avoid, and who we try to avoid, it’s certain that we try to avoid getting in trouble with the authority, what I consider being the authority is
This statistic is because women are simply too afraid to come forward. Many victims refrain from even telling their parents about their experiences. All of this built up tension causes the victims to go through depression, it creates anxiety, and fear. The most unfortunate part about it, is that some girls get blamed for sexual assault that they get to the point where they cannot take it anymore, therefore; they result in taking their own lives. This could all be prevented if the schools would protect the women who do get sexually