When Abigail and the other girls decided to be vindictive an tried to get Mary Warren caught for witchcraft in court while Mary is trying to save Elizabeth Procter for the mess she had got her in by making the poppet in front of Abigail. Abigail had the other girls play along in court when Mary decided to tell on her Mary said, "She sees nothing!" (Miller, Act 3, 107) Abigail and the other girls said, "She sees nothing..." (Miller, Act 3, 107). Act three Mary knew what Abigail would do to her if she told when Mary said, "She will kill me for saying that!" (Miller, Act 2,
“Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar,” (12). Abigail views Elizabeth as an obstacle between her and John and in act 2 Abigail tries to murder Elizabeth. “He has lifted the poppet’s skirt and his eyes widen in astonished fear,” (74) Cheever is horrified by the discovery of a needle in the belly of Mary Warren’s poppet. The needle in the poppet represents murder and Mary admits that Abigail sat beside her as she made the poppet. Clearly trying to kill someone for personal gain can not be denied as satanic work, but while Abigail did fail, using Mary as her pawn is still evil in its own right.
Abigail is fearful that the town will find out that she drank blood so she tells the girls that if they say anything “[she] will come to [them] in the black of some terrible night and [she] will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder [them].” (20) Abigail can not risk having the town find out that she attempted to kill Proctors wife so she turns to threatening the girls in order to silence them. When Proctor confessed, he did not falsely accuse his friends or his enemies to make his confession more realistic, he did not need to hurt others like Abigail did. Abigail is concerned with what the entire town thinks of her while Proctor’s concern is what him and his wife think. Proctor turned to his wife for help when he was debating if he should save his life. Proctor wanted Elizabeth’s approval, he wanted to please her.
Then Mary tells the court that the girls are lying, but when the officers brought in the girls they tell Judge Danforth that Mary is bewitching them. Proctor became furious and tells the court that he had an affair with Abigail and that she was jealous of his wife. Then the Judge bring in his wife to see what she has to say about this and she ends up protecting Proctor’s honor and tells the judge that he didn’t have an affair with Abigail and Proctor is arrested for being a liar in
Intro: The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play about the Salem Witchcraft. The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Abigail accuses several local women of witchcraft. A group of teenage girls were found dancing in the woods by the Parris, Betty father. Knowing that the punishment for their behavior will be severe, the girls claim that they were possessed by the spirits.
The play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, is a play about how the Salem Witch Trial came to be. A religious community was trying to outcast the “devil” within their society. However the accusations was not taking lightly, the hanging was due to supposedly practicing witchcraft. In Act I, the fear, the paranoid came from the adults, from being gullible when it came to the words of the girls. Initially, the change of hearts started when the groups of girls were dancing in the forest.
No matter what Abagail will not get into trouble with Parris, so she resorts to lies, and threats meant to keep what happened in the forest a secret. Thus, Abigail keeps everyone in line by creating slanders about them that compromise their character, to where she will seem correct in any argument against her. Likewise, fear controls Mary Warren to turn on John Proctor. Warren, accused of witchcraft, abruptly exclaims, “ ‘I’ll murder you,’ he says, ‘if my wife hangs! We must overthrow the court”(Miller 119).
I think this personally because she is selfish and is willing the tear apart a family just for her own happiness. I also think she causes most of the trouble. She is a very miserable character, and she isn’t afraid to make everyone else around her suffer also. She sets Mrs. Proctor up, and stabbed herself with a needle to make it look like Elizabeth was casting spells on her to get her in trouble when she is questioned about being a witch. She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her.
But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it now.” (110) Analysis of Quote: John Proctor desperately tried to expose Abigail Williams as a fraud without leaking the news of their affair. When Abigail and the girls deny Mary Warren’s testimony in order to have Elizabeth hang, John Proctor leapt up at Abigail and told the court, “She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave!” (110). He continued to ridicule Abigail by accusing her actions of being a whore’s vengeance. Abigail accused Elizabeth and tried to have her hang so that she could become Proctor’s wife. But while trying to achieve her one true wish, her manipulative tactics backfired with John’s confession of the affair.
Mary continues to testify in Elizabeth's behalf, attempting to prove her innocence.The other girls isolate Marry Warren after her betrayal. The girls scream and cry that Mary is still working with the devil.The girls continue to accuse new people and put on a different act each time a person is charged.In Act 2 of The Crucible Mary Warren realizes that her actions are cruel. She begins to oppose the girls and their accusations, but the girls cut her off and separate themselves, which later pressures her to join the group of girls again. Abby screams “Mary, please don‘t hurt me!” (Miller, 1953, pg.115). Abby screams as though Mary is trying to hurt her.