And you know that I can do it." Abigail Williams only cared about herself and made the other girls fear her. Throughout the book and the movie, The Crucible, there are many reasons for why certain people got accused of witchcraft. Many innocent lives were lost during the Salem Witch Trials. Of the nine girls who accused people and other main characters in The Crucible, there is only one person responsible for the Crucible, Abigail
The Crucible Abigail was a corrupt, cynical, and dishonest character throughout the Salem witch trials. She accused innocent people of the community of Salem of being witches. Most of the time she did this in seek of revenge on the people, but other times she did it so that she wouldn’t get caught for lying. Abigail was not a very old character she was 14-18 years old and still single. She was out of a job after the proctors kicked her out, and was not trusted by anyone after the incident at the proctor's house.
In the Crucible Abigail appears to be powerful and the head of all this non-sense. Whatever she says go. So at the end of the day, she could end this at any time. Elizabeth states “…Abigail brings the other girls into the court, and where she walks the crowd will part like the sea for Israel. And folks are brought before them, and if they scream and howl and fall to the floor – The person’s clapped in jail for bewitching them” (miller ).
In this conversation between them, it comes out and states that Proctor- a married man in his early thirties and Abigail which is seventeen years old had a secrete relationship many months ago. The first problem is, he’s a Puritan who has committed this ghastly sin. Second of all, nobody should ever do that, especially if they are married! Proctor wants to forget this whole problem but it does not help that Abigail is still in love with him. Abigail hates John’s wife, Elizebeth Proctor.
At this point she will do anything it takes to save herself even if it means getting rid of everyone who she has ever disliked. She feels that her name was started to be blackened in the village and some of these people could go against her. To get revenge on them Abigail accuses other people and confesses to seeing the devil. Tituba tried this and she wasn’t whipped but she was praised. All the focus was taken off her when she started to confess names, and Abigail sees this as a way to do the same for herself.
In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, indirect characterization takes place throughout the play. Indirect characterization is where one’s speech, appearance, or actions show their true self, rather than verbally being said. Many characters take on this in the play, but one particular character of note, is Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams gives off that she’s innocent and non guilty of incidents that have occurred, but in reality, she’s scared of potential consequences because she is responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. When a person does something they shouldn’t be doing, they’re definitely going to be scared of the consequences behind it.
Two women in the play that display this ability are Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams. The first example of an influential woman, is Elizabeth Proctor. She is wife to John Proctor and, though she may seem to wield little power in her relationship with him, she has great influence and power over his eventual fate. Many women in this novel are submissive and often hysterical but Elizabeth holds her ground and when accused and put on trial, is confident in her innocence. To the reader she comes off as level headed and just, even through the adultery committed by her husband
Abigail was the cause of everything that is happening in Salem, from the witch trials beginning to the killing of innocent people, but it wasn’t only her who had accused people. Abigail was a flapper as they called it back in the days, and she began to cause all of this dramatic non-sence because she wanted John Proctor. “You have taught me goodness John Proctor, therefore you are good.”, Abigail was crazy in love with
One common question about The Crucible is how Abigail Williams is the most evil force in the play. It is shocking when a girl talks back to authority out of disagreement, but few go as far as Abigail Williams. While she may only be 11 years old, her manipulative and vengeful personality allows her fool her Uncle and later turns a whole town against each other. She is really a master of manipulation and trickery, and she gets herself into affairs without punishment and has threaten all who oppose here. Abigail really is the devil in human form.
Abigail was able to accuse anyone she wants of witchery because she was related to her uncle who has great power because he's a reverent and she used her innocence as an advantage. She could manipulate anyone to do anything she wants through power. If Mary did not listen the other girls and Abigail would simply use her innocence and accuse them of witchery.Power abuse and its consequences are show greatly in The Crucible and abigail went to jail straight after for false accusation. So the main theme is don't abuse power and don't let it corrupt you because the consequences are great and
The records of the people that were killed or put into prison were accurate, and the killing of John Proctor was the same as well. She was “patient zero” in the disease of fear and panic that spread across Salem, for she was the first person to accuse someone of witchcraft. Also, Abigail did appear at trials with the other girls and accused people there. She was a manipulative girl who killed many people who weren’t guilty of anything but being the first name that popped into someone’s
One of the main things she incorporates throughout her speech is hyperbole. She uses this exaggeration in a way that makes sure every single person who leaves the convention after her speech will know exactly what her message was. The problem Stanton was discussing was very serious and many were brushing it off like it doesn 't matter. Woman suffrage was not being taken seriously by males. In her speech Stanton uses hyperbole to demand to be heard.
Within Act 2, the most momentous event in my eyes was the warrant sent out for Elizabeth Proctors arrest. The element that surprised me the most was not the fact Elizabeth was arrested. But the fact that girls like Abigail are so afraid to get in trouble that they will do almost anything, including blaming it on other people like Elizabeth Proctor to avoid the truth. Because of the accusations they have given out, the town has put these girls on a pedestal where they have achieved an unnecessary and strange amount of authority over women in the Salem community. The following quote from Elizabeth on page fifty-five shows her awareness of Abigail and the other girls influence in the court, “The town’s gone wild, I think.
Then after that it went downhill. People started to take advantage of witchcraft, and accuse people they wanted gone, and it worked they could get away with it with no punishments. The main cause of witchcraft is people taking advantage of it for their own purposes. Caption about the picture above. Many of the people accused were married women Like in Doc B, and the majority of the accusers were single women, coincidence?
Luke’s statement. In the play the Crucible the villagers didn 't want to hear the accused witches side either. How Lady Gaga, Adele and Taylor Swift all automatically choose the side of Kesha which made fans of all these pop stars go straight to her side, that also Arguello 2 happened in the Crucible everyone went to the side or Abigail and the other girls.” 'It is so difficult for him to fight back when all of these huge stars like Adele and Taylor Swift are coming out in support of her”, says Gottwald all of these people would go to the more powerful side leaving the other opponent powerless. This concept is still happening every day with everyone, the more public ones with celebrities draw more attention and are more harsh and one