Abigail realizes that by giving the names of people she saw with the devil she can control Salem because she has a good name and people will listen to her. June Schlueter and James K. Flanagan claim “.A shrewd opportunist, she turns her own violation of Salem law into an occasion for naming those for whom she has little liking and, in so doing, transforms herself into a local heroine.” (116) John Proctor knows that Abigail is controlling Salem with her accusations and recognizes that the only way to stop her is to sully her good name. When Abigail accuses John’s wife of witchcraft, he becomes enraged and claims “It is a whore!” (Miller 220). By accusing Abigail of being a whore, John is trying to ruin her name and stop her from making any more accusations, but by admitting to “have known her, sir.” is also ruining his own good
‘Abigail Williams is the most important character in The Crucible, whether she is on stage, or not.’ Discuss this statement, with reference to language, structure and dramatic devices. The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller, and is about the persecution of persons falsely accused of being witches in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, based on a true story. Many people died in villages after a series of lies and unjust practices, which is the core foundation of the play, the illusory untruth and the dishonesty of sly females to their male counterparts, and in some extent to other females; trying avoid the unmerited punishment of execution. Abigail Williams, after having had an affair with a married man named John Proctor,
The matter it is based on dates back to the 1600’s and is readily identifiable to the Salem witch trials. During this period in history, women were accused of being witches for the most ludicrous reasons, and were burned at the stake. The statement Van Allsburg is making by relating his plot to something so historic is to intensify his message that we should learn from the mistakes made by others throughout history and improve from them. As opposed to just moving around in circles, in the much worn footsteps of others. The composer is communicating his belief that while human beings claim to be educated, just and accepting, we can sometimes be quite the opposite.
Instead, she continued her false accusations. This all accumulated to a major power trip by Abigail Williams that led to a demolished Salem, Massachusetts. She deserves the most blame because not only did she start the Salem witch trials but Abigail could have stopped
Abigail show herself to be an even more mischievous character by accusing Tituba of Witchcraft, and wrong doing. Tituba in turn is held in suspicion of being a witch and is threatened with the taking of her life if she refuses to talk about her supposed involvement with the devil. She blames others about witchcraft even though she is the one believing it. She is the "leader" of the girls; she tells them what to do and when to do it. For example when they were in the court room and she was brought in to testify against Mary Warren the girls kept repeating what Abigail said and they did everything she
Rishabh 10/9/11 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Let the Sandwich Out Enduring the Pain and suffering the truth is something Melinda did every single day when she went to school. At the end of a summer she and her friends went to Rachel’s party, where Melinda was raped by a senior, Andy Evans. Dazed and drunk, she called the police for help and when they arrive they founded a teen party with illegal alcohol drinking, but Melinda left when they arrived. Everyone was mad at her, including her group of good friends from middle school. Melinda has told no one, not even her parents that she was raped.
Schelby Christman English III Block 2 Character Analysis The word of witchcraft runs wild through the town in the play The Crucible. The act of witchcraft was charged on many people, and was all started by a teenage girl named, Abigail Williams. John Proctor was one of the many people charged. Throughout this time Proctor shows characteristics of honesty, braveness, and loyalty. Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, was also charged with witchcraft.
The tragedy starts from here. Sylvia wants to turn the newly freed Tina into the star she should be. But Judy became a selfness mother and do not want the public know that she has a daughter. Act 2 is more deranged as we meet two other characters: Eve and Miss Block. When Eve (Louis’s mother) took out the gun, all people were killed at the end, only Tina alive and left the apartment to persuade her super-star dream.