Theme Of Revenge In The Crucible

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Revenge in The Crucible In The Crucible by Arthur Miller revenge is displayed by many people. The three characters that carried out revenge on others were Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, and Thomas Putnam. These characters used revenge for their own benefit while disregarding others lives. The character who possibly displays the largest act of revenge is Abigail Williams. She gets revenge on Elizabeth Proctor because she is fired by the Proctor's and is in love with John, Elizabeth's husband. She is jealous of Elizabeth because she had an affair with John but he chooses his wife over Abigail. Abigail proves she is still in love with John by the jealousy she portrays when she says”Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let much a sickly wife... She is a cold, sniveling women, and you bend to her!”(pg 23& 24). In order for her to get John she needs to get rid of Elizabeth. She does this by accusing her of witchcraft and claiming that “the familiar spirit of Elizabeth Procter stabbed her with a needle” (2, 24-25).…show more content…
Ann blames the deaths of her children on Goody Nurse so she can feel better about herself. She gets revenge on Goody Nurse because she delivered all her children and she has never lost a child or grandchild, while Ann has lost seven of her eight children. She shows her suspicions of Goody Nurse when she claims, “You think it God's work you should never lose a child, nor grandchild either, and I bury all but one” (1, 17-19) and when she claims “I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her. My babies always shriveled in her hands” (1,

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