The evil of the world is like Abigail, it spreads. It goes through everyone's minds, however it separates the strong from the weak. The weak being the ones who fall into fear and temptation to evil works. The strong being the ones who turn from the evil and stay strong with the pure, faithful and righteous thoughts. Abigail was weak enough to want revenge on Elizabeth Proctor and kill her so John could love Abigail.
Abigail goes to any length without regards of the possible repercussions of her decisions. Abigail’s narcissistic character makes the reader wonder at what length will a person go to indulge their cravings. She terrorizes the town and forces the Puritans to both turn against each other as well as to burn themselves. Whether it is an obsessive love for another person or an intense hatred for a group of people, narcissism, grandiosity, and intolerance still plague our society. Whether it is in the late 1600s with the Salem Witch Trials, 1950s with the Red Scare, or just this month with ISIS attacks in Paris, they have gone, and will most likely keep going, to extremes to get what they want, much like what Abigail Williams did in Salem to get Proctor’s love.
Hatred is a major theme in this story because it affected the story by showing strong feelings of one character to another. Hatred is a major theme in The Crucible. On page 30, “ I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and i will bring a pointy reckoning, that will shudder you.” (Miller,20) This shows hatred because of the things she is saying she is going to do to Betty if she tells. But, Hatred is only one of the many themes potrayed in this book. Fear affected the story by playing a role in the story lne and showing the personality of these characters.
We all desire power depending on how much is up to the person and how they use it. "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely". This statement is expressing the theme of Macbeth and what happen during the Holocaust. Macbeth and Hitler both received power at their own paste they did do damage with the power they contained and that failed them, but once they received total power the world fell right through their hands an corrupted due to their ego's Macbeth learned about his future power from three witches. These witches told him that he would be king of Scotland, but Scotland already had a king, King Duncan was king of Scotland the king had trusted Macbeth to help him and stay with him.
“Now look you… I will come to you in the black of some terrible night… bring a reckoning that will shudder you… I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down”. In order to save herself she did extreme things; she made people fear of her, that way people would obey. In act II, she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchery; she said that Elizabeth used poppets to damage her. Abagail Williams had a horrible obsession with John Proctor; she invented false testimonies in order to keep away Elizabeth form John. The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her.
“The Crucible” is a novel by Arthur Miller that focuses on what fear and ignorance can do in society. This book is a tragic tale in which the other woman, Abigail Williams, seeks vengeance when her lover, John Proctor, turns from her and back to his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail is the most responsible for the deaths that occurred during this time because she was the ringleader of all the young girls during this witchcraft escapade. Although she is guilty for these crimes, she does not feel remorse for it, except perhaps her lover getting caught in the crossfire. Reverend John Hale, the self proclaimed witch expert, feels the most guilt due to the fact that he was the one who signed off on the death warrants.
Humankind, real or fictional, are constantly manipulating each other and looking to others to place blame and hate. The most common victims of this behaviour are the undesirable of society, the outcasts who are easy to hate and condemn. This is an issue that was portrayed by Arthur Miller in The Crucible as a reflection of his own times and horrors of McCarthyism, and still plagues modern society with equally disastrous consequences. In The Crucible, the fear of the devil spread like wildfire throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts; the first victims of which were the undesirable and distrusted in their society. The accusers attacked those who they knew would be easy to blame, who people would be glad to see hang.
The Crucible is written by Arthur Miller, and it is a religious play of revenge, hatred, jealousy and witchcraft. This play takes place in a town called Salem, where people are very sensitive to sin and applaud death as an accurate punishment based on the amount of sins one person contains. By applying the psychological lens to the two characters Abigail and Elizabeth, differences of personality take more value than similarities. Causing opposite effects to the people around them, where one harms and other helps. Both are able to achieve the love of John Proctor through their own ways.
Jealousy is an ugly emotion, which provokes many human actions of destruction. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the main theme portrayed by the characters was a hate fueled by jealousy. But not everyone in The Crucible was acting out of jealousy, some genuinely thought witchcraft was real and feared it, after all witchcraft is written in the Bible. The good Puritan people of Salem, Massachusetts filled with jealousy, greed, and fear took the idea of witchcraft and used it for their own personal gain. Abigail Williams used witchcraft in her plan to replace Elizabeth Proctor and as a scapegoat, while Reverend Samuel Parris used witchcraft to protect his namesake, and Reverend John Hale used witchcraft to further build up his witch
Not only was this a clash of innocent people fighting for their lives, but they were also fighting to show these accusers as liars. One major theme in the book is the theme of “Love”. Love makes people do many things, that they could or could not regret. ABIGAIL, with a bitter anger: Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be— PROCTOR, angered at himself as well: You'll speak nothin' of Elizabeth! ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village!