Not only does she deny doing witchcraft, she also manages to accuse Tituba of having full responsibility while she is the one who starts the whole thing. At the end of the chapter, she also frames some other citizens, saying that she sees them with the Devil. Her affair with John Proctor is furthermore exposed to the audience. Betty, Reverend Parris’s daughter, reveals that Abigail attempts to drink blood as a charm in order to kill Elizabeth Proctor, who is John Proctor’s wife. Moreover, when Reverend Parris confronts Abigail about being fired by Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail denies any wrongdoings.
She gets revenge on Elizabeth Proctor because she is fired by the Proctor's and is in love with John, Elizabeth's husband. She is jealous of Elizabeth because she had an affair with John but he chooses his wife over Abigail. Abigail proves she is still in love with John by the jealousy she portrays when she says”Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let much a sickly wife... She is a cold, sniveling women, and you bend to her!”(pg 23& 24). In order for her to get John she needs to get rid of Elizabeth. She does this by accusing her of witchcraft and claiming that “the familiar spirit of Elizabeth Procter stabbed her with a needle” (2, 24-25).
When Proctor realized that he was neglecting his wife, he broke his ties with Abigail. This caused her to vow revenge on Proctor and she tried to kill his wife Elizabeth. Abigail William’s struggle to gain power over others is a prime example of the play’s theme of jealousy. Abigail’s struggle for power over the Proctors and the people of Salem begins with
Madea is the wife of Jason, who was abandoned by him and left with no one because she was exiled from her original land. Madea shows that being betrayed by Jason she needs to get back at him by killing his wife and her kids eventually becoming criminally insane. Lady Macbeth and Madea define themselves through their husbands because both commit or persuade acts of violence for personal gain eventually driving themselves insane. Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to become King of Scotland and she wants to become the Queen of Scotland. When she hears of the witches prophecy that Macbeth will become King she is power hungry.
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.
Scheherazade: The Use of Cunning for Something Good The Thousand and One Nights begins with a story about King Shahrayar and his brother, Shahzaman, both finding their wives unfaithful. After the brothers each see their own wife with another man, they begin to have a hatred towards the female race. Both kill their wife and move forward, amazed at how deceitful women are capable of being. At this point, the men become “opponents to women in absolute terms” (Sallis, 155). The brothers, soon after they become aware of their wives unfaithfulness, encounter a woman who persuades them to make love to her.
Lady Macbeth manipulated her husband that eventually got himself killed. Manipulation is a problem that many people go through today. Women and men alike uses manipulation to get the upper hand on a weaker person Truth is a matter of perspective in Macbeth, if the witches want Macbeth to believe something, they can tell it to their own benefit. It must also be remembered that if Macbeth wants to believe something,
He has commited adultery and this hidden secret unfolds into a mass of accusations, confessions, and madness in Salem. After the affair that John Proctor and Abigail had together, Abigail becomes jealous of John Proctor's wife. She tells him that once Elizabeth is out of their way, they would be free to love each other. John is appalled at this. John makes clear, "Abby, you'll put it out of mind.
That is when she says, “Alas, he’s mad” (Act 3 sc 4 line 121) When his mother is killed accidently by the king, Hamlet realizes something is up. All the death surrounding him has caused him to go completely insane and get revenge. He becomes mad and angry when at the king so he finally decides that to kill him for everything he did in his life. He also become mad at Leartes for plotting against him and killing him, and in his anger and insanity he kills him to. When the queen dies Hamlet screams, “O villainy,!