Kelsy Chou The Leader of the Role Abigail Williams, in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a character that is not always truthful, always get things to her advantage, and always know how to use her power. In Act One of the book, her role is the manipulator of the witchcraft confrontation, and the leader of the girls. During the witchcraft confrontation with Reverend Parris, Abigail denies everything. Her magnificent skills in lying and manipulating are demonstrated throughout Act One. 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.
This woman sacrifices her loved ones for revenge and hatred. Would anyone want a person of such corrupt morals living in this world? Medea should be found guilty due to the fact that she murdered four innocent people. In conclusion, Medea is to be found a guilty woman through the opening statement, two witness testimonies, and a closing statement. This case displays the consequences of being irrational.
This conveys to the audience how disrespectful and dishonourable Abigail is by threatening a court member -who is much respected in the community and has power over Abigail- with a lie, at the age of seventeen, when there are people’s lives on the line and when she has been the one doing wrong doing throughout the whole play. However she still has the nerve to get up in front of a court and continue to threaten and manipulate people into doing what she wants for her benefit. This makes the audience feel infuriated with Abigail for even after all she has done, all the lives that have been lost because of her, she still sees fit to threaten and manipulate. It also however makes the audience feel quite amused, that she is so childish that she has to resort to such empty threats to get her way. Miller uses this stage direction to highlight how blatant Abigail is and how she will do anything to protect herself and get her own
Is Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? We have been studying the text The Crucible by Author Miller and I am going to study in detail weather Abigail Williams is a victim, or truly the villain. Abby is the villain and some may put it down to some of the "reddish work" she has seen but is it? In Act One Abigail is willing to lie to everyone to save her own, Abby is certain "[they] danced" and nothing else, even though we know that is not all they did. Abby threatens the girls, forcing them to tell the story according to the way which incriminates her the least.
I am the judge and I notice something really strange going on with Lady Macbeth, she is repeating herself and that is what guilty people do when they are hiding something. Lady Macbeth should be the one executed because she was behind every murder and everything bad that happened. When they invited Duncan to come over Lady Macbeth planned the murder before anyone else could. Lady Macbeth did not advise Macbeth to kill Duncan but she pushed him to kill him. Lady Macbeth always seemed quality because Lady Macbeth would get into a trance and relive the accident trying to wash the blood from her garments and hands proving the guilty conscience.
And that is all” (148). This shows the fear in Abigail; she has to threaten the girls to keep herself from getting into trouble. This fear leads the girls to prolong events that weren’t necessary to occur in the beginning. Abigail’s fear is so powerful, that it leads the girls to do outrages things that shouldn’t have happened; only if Abigail would have told the truth innocent people lives would be
The fear generates distrust among one another and causes false accusation. These accusations are mainly towards women. When a woman does something out of the ordinary or when something happen because of natural causes she is automatically accused of witchcraft, for example when Mrs. Putnam accuses Rebecca Nurse for the death of her babies. Town’s people usually see those things as a threat to them and the only way to get rid of these women who show any kind of witchcraft is to exterminate by hanging them. As we look back on time we see that communism was a big threat to us after World War II.
She may have felt guilty as she thought the norms would find out that she killed the man and then they would kill her. David and Petra are the ringleaders in the escape. “If we were to survive, we must keep our true self hidden…” When Petra was drowning, David and Rosalind heard her cries through their minds, which then made them fear more, as people were being suspicious as no-one else heard her. Then they had to fear Petra, as they realized her powers were much too strong for her and she was too young to fully understand it.
For instance, Abigail lies when questioned about having an affair with farmer John Proctor, her former employer. While Proctor confesses his lechery, Abigail proclaims that the affair did not take place. When directly questioned, Abigail refuses to answer. Another instance of dishonesty is Abigail’s accusations during her crying out. Cornered into admitting to participating in dark magic, she still cannot take responsibility for her actions and instead accuses others of cooperating with the devil.
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1. 37-42). Lady Macbeth tries to wipe the supposed blood off her hands. When she fails, she begins to realize that what they did is worst than what they originally thought, and that there is no way of going back and fixing it without having consequences. Lady Macbeth’s guilt makes her more capable, because when she says this quote she is beginning to realize that she will have to live with being a murderer, and on the inside she also realizes that this all happened because of her.