Abigail encouraged a group of girls to pretend to be sick, Including Mary Warren, Elizabeth’s servant. Abigail stated that she saw a ghost of Elizabeth, basically that Elizabeth had done witchcraft on her. Elizabeth was given a poppet by Mary, and that poppet had a needle in the stomach under the dress. Abigail stabbed herself in order to make believe that Elizabeth was bewitching her. When they went to search the proctor’s house they found the poppet and they took Elizabeth.
No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; It’s God’s work I do” (875). That is until Mary caves under the pressure and accuses John Proctor of being the Devil 's man, so nothing bad occurs due to Abigail. In addition, Abigail tells lies, manipulates her friends and the entire town, and eventually sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. Throughout all of the hysteria, Abigail’s motivations are based off of a simple jealousy and a desire to have revenge on Elizabeth Proctor. There are a few background
Some of the worst forms of malice come from love. Abigail Williams from The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a great example of this. Abigail is a young girl who was caught practicing witchcraft in order to make John only love her. In the puritan times this would mean death. So, to combat this she calls multiple townspeople witches, saying she had seen them with the devil.
The moment Elizabeth was accused, John immediately sought Mary for help since she was the one that gave Elizabeth the poppet. Mary kept saying that she was unsure of it, until Proctor demanded she go to court with him and tell them how the poppet came to their home and who stuck the needle in the doll. At court Mary stated that she and Abigail were sitting next to each other while the doll made and how Abigail and the girls’ accusations were phony. When Abigail was questioned about it, she said it was merely a lie and then she and the girls moments later started acting up and acting as if witchcraft were occurring. Once the girls were screaming about a “cold wind,” a “shadow,” and a “bird” that was Mary, she broke, Mary told Abigail she was sorry and that Proctor made her confess to the “lies” and saying, “You’re the Devil’s man!” (Crucible, Act 3, Line 469).
Upon being commanded by Proctor to tell the court how the needle was stuck in the poppet, Mary exclaims, “‘she’ll kill me for sayin’ that!’” (80). At this moment in the tale, it is revealed that Mary is deeply threatened by Abigail and frightened even of the idea of going against Abigail’s desires, though the girls seem to be friends. In essence, the pressure placed upon Mary Warren by those questioning her, especially Proctor, forced her to
These deaths are the fault of court official Danforth, integrity of John Proctor, and the lies told by Abigail are the reason these people were hanged. The lies and deception throughout the play were big factors causing the hangings of the twenty innocent people. Early on, she realizes that she is in trouble about the witchcraft, but she recognizes that she is able to confess to her wrong doing, of committing acts of the devil, if she did not confess she would have been hanged. In effect she will accuses other people, but the name were mentioned by Thomas Putnam earlier, so she said what Putnam wanted to hear. Subsequently Abigail confessed, “I want to open myself!
The story began with the death of Rapunzel. In that event, Rapunzel died trampled by the Giant who was looking for Jack. The witch was angry then went looking for Jack to be submitted to the Giant. Two such events were included in the beginning situation. At this test, the sender (death Rapunzel) was seen moving the subject on her own desire.
Abigail Williams’s intentions when she dabbles in witchcraft are anything but innocent, as she is trying to kill Elizabeth Proctor after she was fired from the house when she learned about the affair with John and Abigail. However, after suspicions arise that she is a witch, she coerces the court into thinking several people of were witches to alleviate the blame from her. She paints herself as a worried, innocent girl who just wants to rid the town of evil, when on the inside she is dogmatic and manipulative, which causes her to indirectly sentence about twenty people to death. Her ruse starts when she needs to distract the people from her own iniquity and she spouts out a stream of accusations: “I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil!
We are shown this throughout the play as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plan and successfully murder King Duncan to become the next King and Queen. The decision made by Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan through manipulation and driving Macbeth to insanity resulted in a broken relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The text suggests how marriage may start on trust but someone may convince you to do things they want and to please them you’ll do it but you'll go against your morals which will end up wrecking your relationship, as successful relationship requires teamwork and compromise This shows me as a reader that there is always the good and bad side of things therefore we shouldn't be manipulated to do things we don't want to do because it can result in major
“Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.” Lady Macbeth takes the daggers from Macbeth and smears the blood herself on the guards that she herself killed earlier. She has planned Duncan’s murder and completed most of the murderous plans and coverup, except the actual act of killing Duncan. She vividly shows her evil character throughout these scenes. Near the end of the play in Act 5 is when Lady Macbeth’s evilness takes over her mentality.
However, I believe Abigail should be held responsible for the imprisonment and execution of innocent people because she threaten the girls, so they would act bewitched and she also lied about getting stabbed by a needle and making it look like as if Elizabeth Proctor did it with witchcraft. To begin with, Abigail had control over the rest of the girls who were also caught dancing in the woods. The girls, after the incident in the woods, lied along with Abigail. Whatever lie Abigail came up with, the girls would support it. Even in court, Abigail had the support of the girls when she claim to have seen a yellow bird.
In the film, Abigail Williams does witchcraft to kill ex-lover’s (John Proctor) wife with a group of girls and Tituba (Caribbean slave) so she could become his wife. Then, Abigail and her friends start to blame others for making them participate in witchery. Eventually, Elizabeth Proctor (John Proctor’s wife) becomes one of the suspects. John Proctor attempts to save his wife, but in the end he had to be hanged in order to save her and his family’s name. Comparison &