However, in Act Three Abigail is brought into the courtroom, along with the other girls, by Danforth to be questioned about what Mary Warren had said about them all lying. She denies that she has lied about the supernatural torture she’s been through, confirming that Mary is lying and appears it had insulted Danforth when he asks her if she’s sure it 's not all imagined. In the middle of Danforth doubting her, Abigail suddenly seems to go into a trance. She is trying turn all the attention from her and John onto Mary so she won’t get exposed or in trouble. She is also doing this as revenge of Mary for turning on her and the girls, so she wants her killed for it.
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 in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (317). Abigail is trying to convince herself that this is all she did with the girls even though, in reality, she knows they did much more.
It is established very early in the play that girls are liars when Abby says, “ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold sniveling woman and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a…?”(1247) this quote is Abby lying about Elizabeth Proctor lying about her, which is a lot of lies. Miller depicts women as liars throughout the whole play and to me that is a pretty feminist point of
Abigail Williams was the person most responsible for the uncontrollable witchcraft situation in Salem. The situation starts when Reverend Parris see the girls dancing in the woods and sees Mercy Lewis run naked.People started accusing them of witchcraft which supposedly they weren't doing. Abigail says “ Now look you.All of you. We danced.And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters And that is it. And mark this.
Once the girls were screaming about a “cold wind,” a “shadow,” and a “bird” that was Mary, she broke, Mary told Abigail she was sorry and that Proctor made her confess to the “lies” and saying, “You’re the Devil’s man!” (Crucible, Act 3, Line 469). While also saying that Proctor came at her during the night with a book to sign herself to the devil. Mary didn’t want to be thrown into jail because of Abigail so she rather Proctor deal with Elizabeth being there, and have himself thrown in jail while she saved herself from the
The forest was “evil” and the fact that the girls were doing the unspeakable act of dancing made the crime much more serious than before. “The Salem tragedy… developed from a paradox… Simply, it was this: for good purposes, even high purposes, the people of Salem developed a theocracy, a combine of state and religious power whose function was to keep the community together...”(1.15) The Puritans religion also acted as their government so when the girls did an “unholy” act the Puritans felt they must be condemned lawfully for it. The citizens religious violations would result in
“She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it now” In this quote, John tells the governor the truth about the affair and that Abigail’s actions are because she is jealous. Abigail encouraged a group of girls to pretend to be sick, Including Mary Warren, Elizabeth’s servant.
In the first Act, Abigail manipulates the girls into helping her lie about the forest “incident” in the beginning of the play. "Now look you, all of you we danced and Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam 's dead sisters, and that is all. Mark this let either of you breathe a word and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you." (Miller I, 20). In this quote, Abigail becomes aware of what she did in the forest along with the girl and threatens them to keep silence if they want to keep their lives.
Abigail Williams collects the information necessary to style the position of supremacy for herself. Although there are other characters who contributed on witch trials, Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the entire occurrence because of her deceitfulness, falseness and untrustworthiness. As the terrible person that she was, Abigail Williams struggled and managed to get her way no matter whom she hurt, and unluckily in the conclusion she
She is a cold, sniveling women, and you bend to her!” (24 Miller). When is she rejected, Abigail immediately begins to criticize Elizabeth in hopes that John will leave Elizabeth for her. Abigail lies to John in saying that Elizabeth is a horrible women who does not love her. She does this in expectations that John will trust her in this. Nevertheless this method does not work which is when Abigail decides to increase her
That is exactly what happened too. She told every lie she could possibly think of, she claimed that people 's spirits told her to do certain things, and she also forced the other girls to go along with her web of lies or she would hurt them. Safe to say she needs to be punished for what she has done. Not only did Abigail lie ,but she also
Some tried to stop while others continued to build up the hysteria. However, Abigail is the most responsible for the witch hysteria. Due to her selfishness and jealousy, she created this huge chaos and the people who did not want to get involved in this would get caught in the middle of it. Even after it was over, she did not show any remorse for it. Instead of admitting to the truth, she left the town because she knew how much trouble she would be in if she stayed.
Did you know Abigail is responsible for the witchcraft hysteria? Abigail is responsible for the witchcraft hysteria because she blamed other people for her actions and had an affair. There were many other reasons she was accused as well. Anyhow, Abigail was a very mean person that always wanted everything to go her way. She blamed one girl that danced with her named Elizabeth saying she was a witch.
This kindled a powerful hatred that Abby had towards Elizabeth that would soon cause much more than a little harm. Once the idea of witchery took deep root into the hearts of the people, many were accused and arrested. Out of the selfishness of her heart, Abigail accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft in an attempt to be rid of her so she could have John. She kept telling herself that she was in love with him, and she would use any opportunity to her advantage to be rid of Elizabeth. This however, would not bode well with John.
And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam 's dead sisters..... 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 in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (144). The kind of power Abigail have, show that she is not petrified toward kill her friends, just to defend her name at Salem. Likewise, she not willing to help to individuals who needs help to be