In the Crucible, Abigail is tormented by the fact that she had been caught out having an affair with John Proctor. This creates conflict between John’s wife Elizabeth and Abigail. Abigail is devastated that she cannot be with John and lashes out in fury and creates chaos in the heart of the town with her false accusations within Salem. Abigail’s uncontrollable acts rise which result in the hanging of many people, ultimately destroying the love of her life. She was blinded by her own problems in life that she couldn’t see her ways, although to John, Abigail was transparent.
Her jealous acts caused the people she loved to have miserable lives. This not only hurt them but herself. In the middle of Act 2 Abigail accuses Elizabeth Proctor of doing voodoo on her; Abigail had to hurt herself to make it look like the truth. She lifts up her dress and shows John saying, “Why, look at my leg. I’m holes all over from their dammed needles and pins.
Before the play even begins, the antecedent action includes Abigail and Proctor having an affair. Sex out of wedlock is a heinous crime and Abigail would be severely punished if ever found out, so the risk she takes tells of how starved she is for love. Similarly, Abigail continues to lust for Proctor even after the affair ends. In the seven months after she left the Proctor house, she convinces herself that Proctor does indeed love her. She makes herself believe that his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, stands in their way.
They both ruin their reputation, and relationships with their friends and family. John Proctor has an affair with a young girl, named Abigail, which ruins his family, and their relationship. Holden Caufield makes a series of wrong decisions, which gradually messes up his life and affects
Because of this, he embodies an angry character, which he then takes out on the people around him, including his loved ones. In the movie adaptation of the short story “In a Grove”, the wife of the samurai was unhappy in her marriage, unbeknownst to her husband, and felt oppressed, so she tried to use Tajomaru, a criminal, as a way out of it. Because she did not want to be honest with her husband about the way she felt, the wife lived an unhappy life, and endured a traumatic experience trying to get out of it. Unlike the wife, Tajomaru was very honest about the crimes he had committed and the things he wanted, and therefore lived a happier and more carefree
A person who holds a grudge can be extremely dangerous to the people surrounding them. The outcome of that person’s actions may result in a simple argument or even death. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, one character does exactly this and ends up holding a whole town in the palm of their hand. Abigail Williams was a young teenage girl having an affair with a married man: John Proctor. When Proctor realized that he was neglecting his wife, he broke his ties with Abigail.
Shiloh Bobbie Ann Mason's “Shiloh” a story that depicts a marriage falling apart. Leroy Moffitt and his wife, Norma Jean are having issues in their marriage due to changes taking place in both of their lives. Many critics view this story as a feminist reading because the story depicts an unfulfilled wife who decides to leave her husband. However “Shiloh” is a story that shows how change can cause affect a relationship involving two partners negatively and cause a marriage to end. Mason's uses methods of characterization like revealing the motivations, thoughts, and actions of the characters to reveal how situational change can create a tear in a relationship between husband and wife and unravel a marriage Leroy worked as a truck driver
No one can define the true meaning of a perfect marriage. There is always arguments, bickering, and, when it is all over, forgiveness. This same relationship situation goes on in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. The protagonist, John Proctor, and his wife Elizabeth suffer a lot, and in most instances one more than the other. A few of the situations where they suffer most is the problem with adultery, having to deal with the hurt of being in jail, and the ultimate decision of life or death.
Belonging- A change in a person’s values can precipitate a decision to repudiate the values of the group to which they belong. This repudiation can lead to the person’s alienation from this group. This is explicitly shown in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ and the film ‘A Walk To Remember,’ where the protagonists undergo certain obstacles and challenges throughout their journey eventuating in their reprobation of their group. In Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible,’ John Proctor’s decision to have an affair with Abigail Williams alienated him from his wife and family, resulting in him becoming a stranger in his own home. Initially, Proctor’s affair was continuing to have a negative influence on his relationship with Elizabeth.
In the crucible many people were branded as witches. Because of wrongful accusing many people died. Because of lack of punishment many people were abused. Because of old laws of marriage, couples were unhappy. America has leaned lessons from this time period and will continue to learn them from years past.