She is living with her uncle and his child Betty. Betty and Abigail are friends. One night all girls go in the woods to have a ritual, but Abigail is drinking blood and cased a spell to Elisabeth. She wants that Elisabeth Proctor, the wife of John Proctor, died, because she has an affair with John. In “The Crucible” Abigail is one of the main characters, because she is dealing with witchcraft.
You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” (Miller 1244) Even before we know a lot about Abigail we find out that she resorted to “devil work” to try and get rid of John Proctor’s wife. She is still in love with Proctor to a point of destroying her and anyone who gets in her way. Another quote is by Abigail herself that says, “Why, look at my leg. I’ve holes all over from their damned needles and pins. The jab your wife gave me’s not healed yet, y’know….
She was then fired after Elizabeth found out that John was having an affair Abigail while she was sick. Abigail, Tituba and a few other girls then went into the woods and tried to make a love spell to make the men in the village fall in love with them. Abigail however drinks blood hoping that it will make a spell that will kill
The leading antagonist, Abigail Williams, drank blood as a charm to kill the wife of John Proctor, the protagonist with whom she was infatuated. Reverend Parris discovers the girls who blame the night’s events on one of the women in their party, knowing that witchcraft is punishable by death. After this first accusation, more and more began to occur. Arthur Miller conveys the struggle of justice through integrity with accusations of Giles Corey, John Proctor, and the evil Abigail Williams. Giles
In the play Abby tries to do witchcraft to kill John Proctor's wife Elizabeth. She almost gets caught doing it so she accuses many people of bewitching her and got many people hanged. She accuses Elizabeth of bewitching her to kill her. The court will not kill her because she is pregnant but John Procter ends up being hanged because he was accused. In the play Elizabeth the example of good.
Her hatred for Elizabeth Proctor emerges from the very beginning of Act I, saying that, “Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar!” after she was discharged from being their servant and no other family has contacted her for her services. She continues her hatred in Act II when Abigail first accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and Elizabeth knowing this, responds with, “I am sure she does--and thinks to kill me, then take my place.” Abigail is so determined to get her way that she even puts on a show to get her arrested. According to Ezekiel Cheever, “She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’s house tonight, and without a word no warnin’ she falls to the floor… in the flesh of her belly, he drew a needle out. And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she testify, it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in.” The outcome in Act III, is that due to Abigail’s persistence, Elizabeth was charged for witchcraft and is more than likely to be punished for her
As a result, many are hung, as they would not confess to consorting with the devil and performing witchcraft. Abigail even goes as far as stabbing herself with a needle to support her claim that “[Proctor’s] wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in” (Miller 74) in the second act. In addition, when Proctor, in defense of his wife, attempts to reveal the truth behind Abigail’s accusation, she manages to bend what she had done onto Proctor, which convinces the judge—Danforth—to convict him. At the end while Proctor is executed, Abigail manages to leave the town with her uncle’s money, showing that she successfully defeated the protagonist by exploiting weaknesses and channeling her
She realizes she has a way out and starts to blame the witchcraft. She uses the situation to improve her reputation in the town. While Mrs. Putnam is the witch in the shadows pointing fingers at everyone. She first wanted Tituba to help Ruth, who is her only child that survived, yet later on she ends up blaming Tituba for all of her babies dying. Mrs. Putnam is squealing to Reverend Parris that her babies died because Tituba allowed witchcraft in the
Later that day, Abigail stabs herself in the abdomen to make Elizabeth’s gift appear as a voodoo doll. At the end of the play, when Parris exclaims, “You see, sir, she told me she would stay a night with Mercy Lewis…Mercy told him she would sleep in my house for a night” (Miller 116), Abigail proves herself to be a fraud. She tells Parris she is staying with a friend, but is actually fleeing Salem with all of her uncle’s
Near the end of the film it is said that she was killed and stuffed under a bed in a sleazy motel. During the interview the one of the other mothers said Venus was always taking chances to get whatever she wanted and that the mother had to identify her body and inform her family about it. Whether or not Venus left her family as to not embarrasses them with her way of life that still terrible news to hear and even worse for her chosen family. Stanley also talks about the murder of Scotty Weaver who was maliciously killed by his best friend, her boyfriend, and another friend for being a drag performer. This is interpersonal violence because Weaver was murdered by the people he was living with at the time.