Abigail 's confidence in her position with the girls shows her dominance and power over them. Not only does Abigail have power over Betty because she is older than her, and Abigail is basically her older sister figure, but she also controls the other girls who are all different ages and many are close to Abigail 's age. A common theme in Abigail is putting the blame on others rather than taking responsibility. Instead of taking of taking responsibility for her actions, Abby decides to switch the blame To Tituba for what she has done that is against the Puritan beliefs.“Sometimes I wake and find myself standing in the open doorway and not a stitch on my body! I always hear her laughing in my sleep.
She also helped every girl that could have been affected by Andy. This conflict affected her mentally and physically because she lost a lot of friends and had a low self esteem. The healthy thing that she did in her conflict was too stand up to Andy. Melinda in the book Speak was not the only character that handled their conflict healthily, “The Masque of the Red Death”(written by Poe) handled conflict well. The Prince was a mean
The book made it quite clear that Ophelia was in sane, but no details were given on her height of insanity. But from the movie we can see that Ophelia was so insane to the point that she took off her clothes in the movie. Ophelia was a well composed and respected girl on seeing this in the movie I was able to relate with the pain she must have felt. In the book during Hamlet’s second soliloquy he swears to take revenge against his uncle for his late father’s sake “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word: It is “Adieu, adieu, remember me” I have sworn’t.” (1.5.110-12) In the movie we can see the way he cuts himself after swearing this symbolizes that it’s a blood covenant and that if he goes contrary to carrying out the revenge the ghost can kill him, because he is ready to lay down his life in order to achieve this
She seems to be very keen about this murder and very confident, and the fact that she was alone on stage emphasises it. Her ambition and passion to get to power would make the Jacobean audience disapprove since Lady Macbeth is going against women’s stereotypes where they’re seen as weak and frail and what Lady Macbeth is doing is very uncommon. Her being alone on stage also shows how she doesn’t need Macbeth to help her or guide her, which again goes against women’s stereotypes since they had to be obedient and under a man’s protection. Having just killed Duncan- who wasn’t just king of Scotland but was a good man; Macbeth is unsurprisingly feeling guilty and is profoundly remorseful, as he has a clear conscious, when he goes back to his wife. Phrases like “I have done the deed.
On the surface, Abigail is may seem to be one-dimensional in her lack of remorse or empathy yet it comes to be understood later in the play that there underlying forces that drive Abigail to take the actions that she does. When things start to go not the way Abigail had planned, she manages to flip the situation into a positive for her and manages to gain a position of power. This allows her to be the most powerful person in the town of Salem, without people even realizing it. In Arthur Miller 's The Crucible, Abigail Williams is manipulative and deceptive and uses her power that she gained through exploitation to spread death and destruction wherever she goes and rationalizes it because of the trauma she has faced. At the beginning of the play, the audience is made to be sorry for Abigail because she is an orphan without support from family members and is portrayed to just looking out for her cousin.
Because such women are already seen as worthy of death, accusing and convicting them of witchcraft is not difficult. Every small gesture made by disreputable women is seen as evidence against them. Even Mary Warren tells the Proctors that the last woman convicted was condemned because, “she come to this very door, beggin’ bread and a cup of cider - and mark this: whenever I turned her away, she mumbled… It’s hard proof, hard as rock, the judges said” (Miller 57-58). Miller uses this place and time in history to aid his capture of how vital status is. The Salem Witch Trials were a time during which the way people viewed each other was in complete control of life or death situations.
Emily seems to be the one who lets her neighbours see her public image. They see what she wants them to see. The first-person narrator is also a collective one, because there is always a “we” in the epic discourse, the narrator never says “I”: “people in our town”, “we had long thought of them as a tableau” and so on. Miss Emily creates around her a grotesque image: her house has a bad smell, it “has once been white”, the “garages and cotton gins had encroached” , she is very fat, her voice is dry and cold, etc. This story looks like a horror one because the main character becomes monstrous, a woman who kills her lover and lives with his corpse for forty years.
“She is the consummate seductress; the witchcraft hysteria in the play originates in her carnal lust for Proctor” (Schissel 3). Abigail is the core of “The Crucible”, everything originates in her desire for Proctor, and the way she achieves her goals. “Abigail is the most complex of the girls in the town who cry out against their elders. Both clever and cunning, her intense cynicism toward the so called respectability of the town is partly supported in the way that we see them act” (Abbotson 1). She has so many layers to her character that we as readers can explore.
Abigail Williams is a Calamity, Known as a wonderful young lady In the village, Abigail is also in love with John Proctor and in this story nobody is as they appear to be. Abigail is a great example of that. Let me tell you more about Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams would be known as a educated middle class person because she was living with Parris the priest he is constantly scared that someone is trying to ruin him, Abigail was also known as a good young woman except for the fact that everyone doesn 't know that she is a lying to the whole community.Abigail Williams was 18 years old and was also single even though she had an affair with John Proctor “Aye, Sir, she knew her for a harlot”(Applebee et al.221). Abigail also wanted to run away with John because Predilection,love,and to start a new life with him but john didn 't want that.
Always there has been a soft corner towards women. In the middle of the twentieth century, there was a very strong feminist movement throwing light on the mayhem suffered by the woman on day-to-day basis and so the need was felt to make amendments in the prevailing laws so that women can also get equal with men. But the legislations which were passed for the empowerment of women ultimately turned out to be the curse for the men and they started becoming victimized for the same. It should be recognized that the offence committed by male can also be committed by a woman. For some offences only a man is being punished.