They deemed The Crucible was an allegory to McCarthyism. The book follows the events that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts. It portrays from the view point of the girl who started the witch hunt to townsfolk being victimized by the horrible acts of fearful people. The person most responsible for the epidemic of fear is Abigail Williams, a manipulative teenager trying to connect with her lover. Abigail Williams
Giles Corey Shows Courage in The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller is based on the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. The Salem trials where based on a group of girls who lies and says they were cast under witchery by the devil. These accusations are not true but the girls and many other towns’ people in Salem take place in these lies. This was a time of untruth, injustice, and revenge. As a result people show courage in this play.
This shows that Wolsey was a successful chief minister in terms of justice because he saw it as his duty to bring everyone justice no matter how rich they were. But there were times when Wolsey used the courts to further his own position and carry out personal vendettas against enemies. For example Wolsey had been put in the stocks by Paulet in a bid to teach the young man a lesson about humility and good grace. Wolsey never forgot his humiliation and used his position as Lord Chancellor to have his revenge. Source 8 supports this because it says 'But Wolsey's vision and his originality in
Abigail says Elizabeth Proctor was with the devil. She claims that Elizabeth makes little dolls called poppets and uses them to inflict pain on others. She frames Mrs. Proctor by putting a needle in the newly made poppet and pretending it is really hurting herself. Elizabeth is now thought to be a witch. Afterwards, Abigail's friend, Mary Warren, tells the court that everything was made up.
The main person behind the accusations is Abigail Williams, the head minister of the town’s niece, she watches cold heartedly innocent people being hung for her false indictment. Thus, Abigail’s lack of guilt is her despicable quality. Primarily, the girls promised each other to keep the secret of the night they danced
And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in’” (Miller 71). Spoken by Ezekiel Cheever, a clerk of the court, this dialogue shows that Abigail purposely stabs herself to make it seem as if it were the evil act of Elizabeth’s spirit. When the townsmen search the Proctors’ home, they discover the poppet with a needle poked in it (Abigail’s doing). Elizabeth is arrested, and Abigail is satisfied – for the time being. John Proctor, on the other hand, is outraged because he clearly knows the real motive behind Abigail’s deceitful
This helps him find a way to cope with them may help you understand yourself more effectively. John is a man of strong moral beliefs any way he or she look at him, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. John Proctor is a big and strong man. He’s a man that everyone in the town looked up to. He is a loving husband, a hard working farmer, a proud father, and most important a faithful Christian.
Chillingsworth tells Hester that he bears no ill will against her because he was foolish for sending her alone, but that he will find the father at all costs, which concerns Hester very much because she loves Dimmesdale. She argues with Chillingsworth that it is unjust for him to punish just one and not both but he won’t have it. Chillingsworth is bent solely on Dimmesdale and seeking revenge against the man who took his wife. The fact that even Hester argues for Dimmesdale’s life through all he made her go through alone makes the reader have the highest respect for Hester because of her
Indy Lau 11/29/11 Period 2 Crucible Essay The Girls of Salem Rises to Power Arthur Miller writes The Crucible to show how Abigail and the girls use the witch trials in their favor. In this society, men have all the political powers while the lower rungs of the social ladder are occupied by women. By accusing others, the women are able to gain more power for themselves. In act two for instance, Mary Warren defies her master, Proctor. In the beginning of the play, Mary and Proctor shows the relationship of a master and servant by speaking harshly to her.
Natasha Derbina Period: 5th Abigail Williams First we meet Abigail Williams in the very beginning of the first act. She is described as seventeen years old girl, strikingly beautiful, an orphan. It is even hard to tell this girl is the antagonist of the whole play. She seems so innocent and trustworthy. As soon as Abigail stays alone with the girls in the room we see what kind of person she really is.