John denies Abigail saying that it will never happen because he loves his wife. Their relationship isn’t the strongest but love is there. This so called love drives Abigail to accuse Johns wife of witchcraft so that she is to be hanged for committing sins against the bible. She thinks that killing Johns wife would make him love her even though John has told her otherwise so many times already. Her actions actually hurt John greatly throughout the story.
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.
He didn’t want everyone to believe that. Mary Warren is dishonourable to the court because she has lied in court, and is an unreliable witness. She is also dishonourable to John Proctor because she says she is on his side, but during act three, she decides that Abigail was right all along and she tries to go back onto Abi’s side. However john proctor pulls her back. Abigail is a very dishonourable person.
Danforth believes Abigail and the girls because he is relying on them as victims of witchcraft to name the witches. He can't expect the witches to admit to the crime so he has no choice but to believe the girls as victims. Danforth is alarmed/surprised by Mary Warren's confession that her and the other girls were pretending to see spirits. If this is proven to be true then the court would look stupid because they have condemned 72 people to death with the evidence that Abigail and the girls were pretending to see spirits. He realises that if the confession is true then innocent people would've died for no reason which would cause an uproar I'm the court.
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.
Next, she is in denial she still believes that john proctor still loves her that he still cares for her. She says this in a creepy tone, “You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it, you love me yet” (146). Her morals are all confused not caring for the sins that she has committed is the exact opposite of hoe they raised their children something is just wrong. Lastly, she is willing to kill anybody who stands between her especially Goody Proctor, John Proctors wife; also the other girls that she leads in a messed up cult. She says this as if she were the reaper herself, “let either of you breathe a word, or an edge of a word, about the other things and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and pierce you” (144).
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.
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,
The Grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” In Flanner O’Conner’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” the character named grandmother only sees herself to be a “Lady” but within the story other forms are shown otherwise. Being manipulative to get what she wants, confusion with her faith, and senile, the grandmother exhibits throughout the passage leading to the bad consequences. Facing the facts, the grandmother is a manipulator. Her style is always more subtle, she never does this directly. She doesn’t want to go to Florida, but to Tennessee instead, and to get her way she tries to scare Bailey and puts him on a guilt trip with reports of a criminal on the loose.
She cannot connect with people, especially men, on a deeper level. Due to this fact she satisfies her need for connection in a superficial manner of prostitution. Abigail’s seeks affection in improper places because her uncle does not show her enough love. Abigail Williams displays her poor response to Puritan repression throughout Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Salem Village experiences disruption from oppression much like Europe did during the Holocaust.