Have you ever blamed your younger sibling for something you did just so you would not get in trouble? That is what Abigail Williams did in The Crucible, yet she blamed the townspeople of Salem, Massachusetts resulting in a massive witchcraft hysteria. The witchcraft hysteria was a tremendous outbreak of multiple irrelevant trials causing 20 people to get hung. All these deaths and trials were all caused by one girl, Abigail Williams. I think Abigail Williams is responsible for the witchcraft hysteria because she lied about getting stabbed with a needle and she blamed everybody else for being a witch but herself. The first reason I believe Abigail is guilty is because she lied about getting stabbed in her stomach with a needle by John Proctor. For example, my sister and I would always fake or lie about injuries just to gain my parents attention. Despite of our acts, my mother would never show any sign of sympathy and that is what the town should have done, shown no sympathy towards that lying girl. Now we can conclude that if Abigail is going to lie about something as little as a needle stabbing, we can finalize that she would lie about something as big as witchcraft. A lie is a lie, no matter how big or small. Although Abigail did not start the dancing in the woods, she was apart of it, …show more content…
Abigail blamed everyone in Salem for either seeing a witch, being a witch, or conjuring up the spirit of a witch but herself. When I was at the age where I would start to look up to my older sister, is the age where I would always yell at her for the things I´d end up doing but when the time came around, I would always blame my sister for my actions just like Abigail blamed the townspeople. On the other hand, most people deny that she is guilty do to the fact that she is just a child. Although she is just a child, her blaming actions lead to multiple deaths and
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.
In today’s society you are innocent until proven guilty. Could you imagine it being the other way around? Many people were wrongly accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. But who really started it all? Abigail Williams is most responsible for the witchcraft hysteria because she is a liar and often manipulated others in order to save herself from trouble.
Don’t forget Mary was with the girls the night of the woods incident, and witnessed it all, making her capable of starting/ continuing the Witch trials. On the other hand, and the right perspective, Abigail is most to blame because because the night of the woods she showed the most signs of a witch. She was the one who drank blood and wanted to make a charm to have goody proctor killed and lies about it. When speaking with her Uncle, Reverend
She starts accusing people of witch craft and makes herself look like the victim of everything. In my opinion, Abigail is not the victim she is just a young teenage girl who is obsessed with a married man and is willing to do anything to keep him to her. Abigail is partially responsible for the things that occurred in Salem.
Some people think that Abigail is not guilty of witchcraft but i do think she is guilty of witchcraft because she lies alot to a bunch of people. Usually some think that you are innocent until proven guilty but you can tell that she is but all the lies she tells. There is no doubt that Abigail is guilty because she lied about seeing the witches because she did not want to get in trouble by Mr. John Proctor. She danced with the witches in the woods and she was the lier of the whole entire town
It’s abundantly clear that Abigail's only goal was to do what she pleased and avoid prosecution for her actions. Take for example, when she slept with John Proctor, claiming she loved him, and had John’s wife, Elizabeth, persecuted as a witch, ignoring her pregnancy. This, of course, is after she organizes a love potion making ceremony and drinks animal blood, which
When people don’t want to get in trouble for something they normally blame it on someone else. Now most of the time it doesn't end out that bad, or they find out the person was not telling the truth, but that is not the same for the people of Salem. The main cause of the Salem Witch Trials is Abigail Williams, in Arthur Miller’s Crucible, because of her calling people witches, 20 people got killed there was a lot of fear and no trust for anyone. It’s the fear and people not trusting others that made the witch trials bad, and she seemed to create this hysteria because she feared getting in trouble, she wanted to get revenge, and because once she started she couldn’t stop without getting very punished.
She was the reason why witchcraft broke out in Salem. As stated in the first paragraph, she tells the court who has committed witchcraft so she will not get in trouble. Why does the court believe her? The court believes her because she was the first one to say she “saw the devil”, and if she can see the devil, then she can see who is with him. In the beginning, Abigail blamed people who were not really influential in the community.
Abigail started everything by black mailing the innocent children or girls from Salem to lie also so they don't get whipped. On page 20 she tells Mary Warren, ¨I say shut it, Mary Warren¨ when she said it was a ¨sin to conjure.¨ Since Abigail blackmails the girls to lie, many people will end up being killed in the village for witchcraft although they aren't involved in anything. Later in the story Abigail tells Mary Warren to give a poppet to Elizabeth Proctor which she uses later on to accuse her of witchcraft. On page 74 Cheever states, ¨and demandin' of her how she come to be so stabbed, she to proctor now testify it were your wife's familiar spirit pushed it
Should Abigail Williams be held responsible for the rise of Hysteria in Salem? She accused others of witchcraft, while trying to avoid being accused herself. She lied, and blamed it on so many people, the town had no choice but to take notice. if she hadn’t, the hysteria might have never gotten so bad. So, Should Abigail Williams be held responsible for the rise of Hysteria in Salem?
In my own personal well thought of opinion, I believe that Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the witch trials due to multiple reasons. Firstly is that because of her self greed of trying to keep a well polished reputation and to not face the consequences, she did all that she could so that she would not get in trouble herself, which was acting or pretending to the best of her abilities, and claiming that the people she stated has either met the devil or created an agreement with him. Another would be attempting to eliminate the individuals she or the girls that follow her dislikes, which includes the upper class people, certain individuals that seems suspicious, etc. Lastly of course is the idea that she is just doing it to seize the
During the Salem Witch Trials a lot of people were accused of using witchcraft. As a result many people died for other people’s lies, rumors, and selfishness. There is one person that really caused and is most to blame for all the chaos, her name is Abigail. Abigail is to blame for all that has happened in the Witch Trials, the reason for that is because of all the accusing and lying she has done. In addition, it all leads up to her for instance, she used a doll to accuse people of witchcraft.
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.
In the Crucible Abigail Williams is the one responsible for all the accusations of witchcraft that were going around in Salem. Abigail lies to conceal how she was the one that dragged Tituba into the woods. The only way she sees of being able to shift the focus from her and the girls is by accusing other people of witchcraft. Nevertheless, she is killing two birds with one stone since she gets to get rid of people that she does not like and restore her position in the community. "I want the light of God.
Abigail Williams was the main cause of Salem witch trials because Abigail was the first person to start accusing innocent people of witchcraft. Due to young Abigail actions, 20 innocent people took the calling of death for her actions. how many People do you know willing to lie and cheat the rules to get anything they want .? The fact that twenty people died all because of Abigail craving attention and wanting her own personal gain from accusing others of having spoken with the devil or witchery is insane. I blame Abigail for anything that has happened during the witch trials of Salem.