What Is Abigail Corruption In The Crucible

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The Salem witch trials began in 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused women of witchcraft. When hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, a special court convened in Salem to hear the cases. Lots of people got hung for being accused of being a witch. In 1952 Arthur Miler wrote the Crucible, it was about what happened during the time of the Salem witch trials, it all started when Reverend Parris saw the girls and a black slave in the woods dancing around a fire and saying spells. When Parris’s daughter wouldn’t wake the next day he asked didn’t know what to do, when she woke Abigail told all the girls to not say a word or else she will attack them.
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When Hale asked Abigail why she was dancing around a fire and saying spells, she didn’t want to get hanged so she said Tituba made her do it. Abigail says "She sends her spirit out on me in church; she makes me laugh at prayer."(Act 1) Hale believes Abigail and asks Titubia why she did it and she says that she knows nothing of this. Then Abigail says 'Don't lie! To Hale: She comes to me while I sleep, she’s always making me dream corruptions."( Act 1 ) So since Abigail said that Titiuba was going to get hanged of she did not confess. If Abigail said the truth none of this would have happened nobody would be getting hanged but since she is scared and fears death she had to …show more content…

She accuses John Proctor of witchcraft because she doesn’t want to hang. Mary says ‘my name, he wants my name. "I’ll murder you," he says, "If my wife hangs! We must go and overthrow the court," he says!” (Act 3) Everybody thought John Proctor was a good man but when they heard what Mary said people were in shock. Mary also said " He wake me every night, his eyes were like coals and his fingers claw my neck, and I sign, I sign....." (Act 3) Mary only said this stuff because Abigail was told the court that Mary was with the devil and she sent a yellow bird to attack them. The court would hang her so she had to say that John Proctors was a devils

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