Who Is Abigail Remorseful In The Crucible

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Next, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, showcases the effects and outcomes of this type of remorseless evil at work. The book is about a girl, who in making wild accusations, allows people to get punished and die for her own mistakes. She has an affair with a married man, who is older than her, and as events progress she covers this affair up with lies, and manages to get her friend in on it, accusing people of witchcraft, a very serious crime at the time, instead of owning up to what she had done. “Shut it! Now shut it! . . . Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you …show more content…

, , I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!” (Miller 148). Abigail forces her friends to go along with her lies, knowing full well her actions spell horrific punishments for those who will be convicted. She is remorseless and she keeps up her act, helping to send innocent people to death by accusing them of witchcraft. In all the books we have read this year, Abigail is the most straightforward example of a character stepping on others to get where they would like to go. Being able to do such things, being able to put down others so you can achieve success is ruthless, and therefore, although a smaller form of evil when compared to the acts of war, is inherently evil. It shows the lack of emotion that must be needed to commit horrible acts. Although she doesn’t fire bomb a city full of innocent civilians, she help to send people to their death, and does so without remorse, not dropping the act until she is finally discovered. This type of evil is on par with what you would see big companies, or CEOs do in order to achieve things. Both of these entities do not care about others as long as their outcomes are …show more content…

When daisy and Gatsby are going to run away together they get side tracked,a dn in the end, tom daisy's husband tells her he loves her and she goes with him. Of course, you feel bad for Gatsby, he had chased the girl for years, but on the same hand you are torn because she is a married woman and they had had an affair, something inherently wrong. Tom sets this by, although not by his own hand, sending someone to Gatsby knowing full well he will die. Tom manipulates george, the man who will shoot Gatsby, by telling him it was Gatsby who killed his wife, when it was in fact Daisy. Along with these acts, the amount of debauchery that occurs within the book is excessive, Tom has an affair with the wife of the man who will kill Gatsby, and both daisy and Gatsby have an affair together. Although these acts themselves are not evil, they are wrong and do lead to the event that occur. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made . . .” (Fitzgerald 170). The most truly evil event in the book, was the fact they left after Gatsby had died, they sentenced a man to his death and ran away, hiding under their money. This is from a women, who in the book said she loved the man.

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