Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris’ teenage niece and the play’s antagonist. Abigail was previously the maid for the Proctor house, fired by Elizabeth Proctor after her discovery of Abigail’s affair wither husband, John. She accuses many of witchcraft, starting first with the communities’ outcast and gradually moving up to respected members of the community. Finally, she accuses Elizabeth Proctor, believing the John truly loves her and not Elizabeth. Abigail wants Elizabeth out of the way so that she and John can get together.
The points that will be argued are, that Lady Macbeth played a large role in the murder of King Duncan, The three witches planted the idea in Macbeth’s head, and that the murder of King Duncan was all Macbeths doing. In many ways, Lady Macbeth drives Macbeth to the murder and acts as more of a physical spur, as opposed to the witches who use a mental approach. She bullies him, uses emotional blackmail and knows he is morally sensitive so he must be pushed. She mocks his bravery and knows he is a warrior and will be insulted. When Macbeth is thinking about not going ahead with the plan she says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; and, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man”.
If any woman is to be held responsible for Macbeth’s demise, let it be Lady Macbeth, for rather than warning Macbeth against the witches’ prophecies, she decides to encourage her husband to kill the King. Lady Macbeth is obviously the dominant partner of the two when that role should naturally fall to the male partner. She is the mastermind behind all of Macbeth’s evil deeds. Lady Macbeth has such greed and desire to be Queen of Scotland, that she will do practically anything to seize the throne. She immediately forces Macbeth to act on the witches prophecies and murder Duncan in his sleep.
She talks back to defend her name and in Act One, she suggests to Parris," Uncle, the rumors of witchcraft is all about; I think you'd best go down and deny it yourself." She is also aggressive and forceful, the other girls are afraid of her. When Mary Warren suggested that they should confess to dancing in the woods. Abigail threatens them, "...I have seen some reddish work done at night and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!" Another characteristic of interest is how Abigail acts as a catalyst for the Salem witch trials.
Abby is paying Goody Proctor back for kicking her out of the house as role as the family servant and breaking her and John apart. John’s death was merely a mix of wrong decisions and a final consequence that cost him his life. If John hadn’t gotten involved with Abby in the past, she wouldn’t still be in love with his wife and drink a charm to kill her, or accuse her of murder and witchcraft or even accuse him of being the devil. If John hadn’t gotten involved with Abby, she wouldn’t have drank blood or a potion to kill Elizabeth. Even if Abby wasn’t involved with John, she could’ve gone into the forest with the other girls to dance and drink a potion to kill others.
On his way back he meets three witches who tell him his future “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be what thou art promised”. In the play the speaker who has the strong feelings is Lady Macbeth. The main theme in the laboratory is revenge as the speaker is willing to do anything to have her revenge, she woman seems to be a cold blooded murderer as she is not thinking about changing her mind. However the main theme in Macbeth is to do anything to achieve your ambition, even to go as far as to kill some one. The speaker in the laboratory uses an impatient and curious tone as she want
She killed her parents because they were to worried about her life, and set up the scene where they were killed to lead to believe that Cathy was murdered. Cathy then changed her name and began to lead a new life. She then started to manipulate men for their money. She did this by taking pictures and using them for blackmail if the men did not pay her. Many men fell for this and in my opinion she became very powerful in a sense.
b. "The Crucible", by Author Miller takes place in 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, which was, at the time, a puritan community. Abigail Williams is a 17 year old girl that has just been fired from her job as a maid, because of having an affair with the husband, John Proctor, of the woman he works with. Now to get even with her for seperating her from the one she loves, she starts allegations of witchery, that eventually lead up to her accusing Elizabeth Proctor. c. Abigail Williams was caught dancing in the woods by her uncle (whom she lives with), and her fear of what would happen to her if it came to the surface what she and the other girls were really doing, makes her start crazy allegations against others to save her own name.
MEDEA: Yes, it is by doing so that I shall hurt my husband most. CHORUS: But no woman would then know greater misery. MEDEA: So be it!” (Euripides, Lines 16 -19, p72) The audience’s attitude towards Medea will have changed at this moment, as the fact of killing her own children was the most outrageous part of this play. It is also at this point that she distances herself from the audience and most importantly, any
The theme of revenge is most prominent in this novel with the character of Miss Havisham. Indeed, we might say that she is vengeance personified, with her ghastly, decayed appearance which not surprisingly leaves a vivid impression on the young Pip. Charles dickens teaches us in his novel, Great Expectations, that people who seek revenge on others often end up hurting themselves as well. One person who finds herself getting hurt after she takes vengeance on others is Miss Havisham. After being left at the altar by a man named Compeyson, she vows to break all men's hearts.