The Relationship Between Abigail And Rsquo In The Crucible '

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In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, he portrays the idea that the desire for power can damage the person and those around him and her through Abigail and her struggle to obtain and maintain power in her community. With Abigail’s accusations, people follow her with out considering whether or not she is being honest herself. HALE. Proctor if [Elizabeth] is innocent, the court- PROCTOR. If she is innocent! Why do you never wonder if Parris be innocent, or Abigail? Is the accuser always holy now? Were they born this morning as clean as God’s fingers? (77) Even though the accused are interrogated their claims of innocence are ignored due to the fact that people want to believe that there is witchcraft is being…show more content…
I always hear her laughing in my sleep. I hear her singing her Barbados songs and tempting me with- TITUBA. Mister Reverend, I never- HALE. Resolved now: Tituba, I want you to wake this child. TITUBA. I have no power on this child, sir. HALE. You most certainly do, and you will free her from it now! (44) Abigail’s honesty is never brought into question by Hale. Once Tituba and others are accused he immediately goes to questioning with out any evidence. Even when the Abigail’s honesty does come into question she quickly distracts her questioner with another accusation. DANFORTH. … Mary Warren, do you witch [Abigail]? I say do you send your spirit out? (109) Judge Danforth, who is the deputy governor for Massachusetts, dismisses all doubt about Abigail the moment she makes another accusation. Abigail is able to obtain power in the community be feeding off of the anger and hatred in the town. PARRIS. There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Do you know that? (10) The village of Salem is divided, and people are in constant feud with their neighbors over land and politics. Abigail takes advantage of this division and hatred to keep the power she

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