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.
The Poppet The Crucible focuses all on witchcraft and anything that has anything to do with witchcraft like: animals, dances, languages, darkness, dolls, and behaviors. So when they spot any of that they condemn you for it, like the poppet found in Goody Proctors house was better evidence to arrest her when she had already been accused for witchery. This poppet helps develop the plot, and it plays an important role. In the opening scene in Act two, Marry Warren gives Goody Proctor a poppet as a present which she says she made in court. Goody Proctor is then arrested for attempting murder against Abigail Williams.
Abigail and Elizabeth stand out the most because of their role in the witch trails. Abigail Williams is the niece of Reverend Parris. She once was the servant for the Proctors but was fired by Elizabeth because she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband, John Proctor. Abigail is a smart, wily, good liar, and vindictive when crossed. She is clearly the Villain of the play because she manipulated her friends and lied to the whole town.
Sean McDermott Mrs. Scuilli English 11 14 October 2011 The Power of Women in The Crucible In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, he shows what had happen in the colonial Massachusetts what was happening again during his time and the time of the Red scare. During the play Miller uses the role of women and their struggle to gain and fall from power affects everyone around them. In The Crucible, the female character, were very powerless, but when the events of the witch trials allow them to come into power on the theocracy, and their power has very negative effects on everyone in Salem. Abigail Williams, the most important witness of the Salem witch trials, gains power through abusing the emotions of the other girls in the town. Miller
The play by Arthur Miller, The Crucible, is full of irony, false accusations and ignorance. The townspeople of Salem are so blind to the truth that they let a group of teenage girls destroy half their town simply by making up stories and accusing others of being witches. These puritan people were so obsessed with cleansing their town of evil that they let that fear of witchcraft run their lives, this also makes it very easy for people to get what they want very easily, whether it be land or revenge, these people were corrupted. There are many conflicts throughout this story Thomas Putnam is a wealthy farmer in Salem he is also greedy, and holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for preventing Putnam’s brother-in-law from being elected to the office of minister. He wants the riches without the work.
Analytical Essay on the individual living in Salem in The Crucible Being a part of the Salem community was something dangerous because no matter what you did, you were bound to be accused of witchcraft. In The Crucible, it starts out with Tituba being accused, Reverend Parris’ slave, because of her coming from Barbados, being of low social status in the town, and because the girls needed someone to blame it on. Tituba was then being whipped, so she needed to accuse someone else. In this case she was accusing out of fear for her life; she then accuses Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne. These two women were two poor women of low social status and here they are being accused.
well, for the matter of fact all i had to do was make this up and it worked.... i hope. a central motif in the play is trickery or deceit, whether for good or evil purposes. counterfeiting, or concealing one's true feelings, is part of this motif. everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden?
The Crucible Arthur Miller’s the Crucible is a very intriguing story. The Crucible is the story of a young woman with human desires which play a key part in nearly ruining another’s marriage. This young woman is also involved in witchcraft and in fear of being severely punished, she and a few other girls begin to falsely accuse others of using witchcraft in order to protect themselves. This young woman is Abigail Williams, and she is a very interesting, yet manipulative and a deceiving character. Abigail is an antagonist who is driven by lust and revenge and ultimately causes tragedy through her manipulation.
The whole story is about a group of girls who were telling lies and accusing people of witchcraft. The cause for this whole thing was personal grudges and rivalries between certain people. The Salem witch trials were all about jealousy, grudges & rivalries. People in the town had bad information on other people in the town and that lead to the town being destroyed. Innocent people died because of
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