Moreover, when Reverend Parris confronts Abigail about being fired by Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail denies any wrongdoings. She accuses Elizabeth as “a lying, cold, sniveling women” who spreads rumor about to degrade her social status. Abigail’s motivation in the witchcraft is thus revealed, which is jealousy towards Elizabeth. As Abigail successfully frames other people for being responsible about the witchcraft, she further imposes her domination over the other girls. Her domination is demonstrated physically and verbally.
“(1.3.47-49) These three lines are extremely crucial to the play because it gives Macbeth his beginning thoughts toward receiving the throne. Shakespeare made the witches deceive Macbeth and Banquo who begin to believe they are invincible and have much to look forward to. This proves misogyny in Shakespeare because it ultimately put the witches to blame for all the horrible events in the play. Shakespeare also portrays his misogyny through Macbeth as he belittles the witches by saying, “How now, you secret, black and midnight hags.” (4.1.47) In Shakespeare’s era, chivalry and respect toward women was big. By having a character in his play say this to three so called women, seems
The Salem Witch Trials were a result of mass hysteria fueled by the accusations of Abigail Williams and her friends. During the Salem Witch Trials those suspected of witchcraft were jailed and given a trial. During the trial the accused was dogged for a confession and even names of other wishes. The incentive was if they confessed, God would forgive them and they could live, but of course no one was really a witch so most plead innocent and were hung anyways, simply because of a suspicion. The whole event of the Salem Witch Trials is viewed as unjust because after the accusations spread, many townspeople simply accused their neighbors of being a witch to gain revenge, money, land, or something similar.
Hand/Head/Hear Cooperative Project (Write Up) Quotes: Head: Goody Proctor is one of the many characters that really believes in all this witchcraft that is said to be happening. The quotes below show what she thinks in play because they both are two examples when she is buying into the fact that witches are in Salem. In the first quotes she believes that Betty Parris flew over Ingersoll’s barn just because Mr. Collins tells her. It shows that she can be easily influenced into anything that has to do with witchcraft. The second quote shows that Goody Putman believes that there is something in Salem hurting the children, something supernatural.
Parris fears more of his reputation being blackened and less of being at risk of the spirits. “Since I came to Salem, this man is blackening my name,” Parris sais this as he points to John Proctor in court. Like Abigail, Parris has realized how easy it is to accuse people of witchcraft, so he takes the decision to condemn those who accuse his reputation. In the first few pages of ‘The Crucible’ witchery is mentioned,
It is such an important factor in this play because as mentioned earlier it is what introduces the main point. After Goody Proctor got arrested Proctor was determined to prove her innocence and Abigail’s false allegations. He presents himself at court to talk to the “Excellency” about Abigail and the girls’ false visions. He has Mary Warren testify which catches Abigail off guard and she has to pretend that she is once again being attacked. Proctor angered by this calls her a whore and says “I have known her, sir.
The town doctor pronounce the girls bewitched after examination, which sent the town into frenzy. Residents even began to accuse their neighbors of being witches to acquire their land. The first three accused women were “women with few defenders.”: Sarah Goode, a poor woman known to beg for food; Sarah Osborne, a woman known for having an affair with her indentured servant and not going to church services; and Tituba, Parris’s slave. Once the frenzy started, it did not take long for greed and jealousy to come into play. The greed of one man in particular was what fostered the trials most.
This is when the doctor diagnosed them with malicious witchcraft (The Lesson of Trials).” This is when the girls started freaking out and blaming the other girls that were dancing with them. Then Tituba was blamed and she admitted to being a witch. Zealous ministers argued about the witchcraft proving that New England is a holy place, since the devil cared so much in it. The ministers requested that all witches be removed from
Abigail Williams is a perfect example of a liar in Salem. The crucible displays how people accused others of witch craft just because they didn’t like them and not based on whether they were witch or not. We can witness this action by Abigail repeatedly. However, she does not only lie when accusing people but she lies to protect her own name, and she does so, so convincingly. ‘’She sends her spirit on me in church; she makes me laugh at prayer!’’ this is a quotation from Act 1 just after Reverend Hale’s arrival.
Supposedly, the Devil walked on earth and tempted the townspeople to write their name with blood in a black book. Also, they believed witches and the Devil correlated together because they tempted the citizens to do wicked things to other Puritans. The hysteria begins with a few girls mentioning that witches controlled them to conjure sprits. All of Salem panicked right after the girls started to point fingers. Since the girls were considered the Lamb of Gods, nobody defied them.