She gets accused for forbidden crime witchcraft. She about to be put in jail accused of practicing witchcraft. Abigail blamed her for stabbing a needle in her, using her witch powers. Mary Warren states that Elizabeth was accused,but she defended Elizabeth and the court dismissed the accusation. Elizabeth thinks that Abigail wants to kill her for John because Abigail wants to take her place as his wife.
Overall, anyone can see that Abigail had bad intentions from the beginning and she only cares about herself. By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria. She only wants John Proctor and to take Elizabeth Proctor’s spot. She is so evil that she risked innocent people’s life over a
The narrator of the play states “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and the honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters any way he could.” (Act I) The Nurses were involved with Thomas’s brother-in-law not becoming minister of Salem. He also sides with his wife Ann after she accuses Rebecca Nurse. The families aren’t exactly the best of friends. Mr. Putnam is extremely greedy, and accuses people of witchcraft so he can buy their land later. By only looking out for himself and his money, he’s constantly seeking revenge.
Putnam’s greed of how much he wants the land, leads to the false accusation of George Jacobs as a witch by Ruth. In Act One, an example of greed would be how Abby is willing to go through with such bad things to try and be with Proctor. She does this even after many times being told not to. She gets to a point where she even tries to kill Elizabeth to be with Proctor. “You did, you did!
While the court took their word on it, most of them were only blaming the others in an act of vengeance. Abigail blamed Goody Proctor so that she could be with John Proctor, Goody Putnam blamed Sarah Good and Sarah Osborn for the cause of her ill-born children, and Thomas Putnam, who is greedy for land, accusing others so he can get their land. At the beginning of the play we are informed that John Proctor and Abigail Williams had had an affair, but John put it to an end as soon as he realized what he had done and told Elizabeth of the affair. With that being said, that had put a lot of tension between John and Elizabeth, his wife. Though their relationship was edgy, they both still loved each other.
We often seen someone is only care about himself, they don’t care about others even their family and they always have excuse of it. Reverend Parris is a kind of this person. “The Crucible” is about the Salem witch trials. Starting with several young girls claim to be afflicted by witchcraft and then accuse people in the town of witchcraft. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller shapes Parris’s character as a very selfish person, and everything he did was to keep his good reputation in the village and to get rid of anyone against him, which drives him mad.
He uses Voodoo for his own self gain and to strike fear into others in order to have followers. Marie’s aunt also uses Voodoo in a bad way because she too is innately evil. She killed her sister out of jealously and rage that Marie Levant, her niece had the gift rather than her daughter Marie-Claire. Her aunt knowingly let her daughter Marie-Claire be a pawn in Allez’s plan of zombification. She embraced the fact of reinforcing devil worshipping, zombification and making the world fear
Another sort of greed is how abbey was emotionally greedy she didn’t want the money she wanted john Procter. Due to her wanting john Procter she tried to kill his wife Elizabeth by saying she a witch. This also shoes that in the play how greed is a major theme because not only was their money greed there was emotional greed. Overall the play was full of greed because everyone was trying to take something out of the Salem witch trials which then led to more people being killed. This shows how the play was full of greed which led to a whole lot of people being
John Proctor seemed well respected in the town except he had one deadly secret sin, this being a secret affair with Abigail Williams, who was one of the leading accusers in this story. Abigail’s goal is to kill John’s wife Elizabeth so they may get married. She does this by blaming Elizabeth for witchcraft. In this time period, the ones leading the accusations had the most power due to the fear exhibited by society. Even though John was not accused he confesses his affair with Abigail to Danforth saying, “I beg you, sir, I beg you-see what she is...She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave...God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.” (Miller ).
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.