Fear of being arrested or put to death is the key motivation in turning others in as witches. From these three human flaws, the town of Salem falls into chaos with many innocent people paying the price. Vengeance plays a key role in causing the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Williams, who?s probably most to blame for the trials, acts out of revenge. She and John Proctor have had an affair and when Elizabeth Proctor finds out, she throws Abigail out of their house.
I believe that Abigail Williams is to blame for turning the town of Salem against many people, and I think it is her fault that several people were killed. Abigail Williams sends the town into a state of hysteria by accusing men and women of practicing the satanic art of witchcraft. Abigail’s flaws - her lustful desire for John Proctor, her deceptive habit of lying in order to retain her good name in the town, and her selfishness and obsessive aspiration for power – led her to be ultimately responsible for the catastrophe of the witch hunt in Salem. The first reason Abigail is to blame for the deaths of the innocent Puritans is her lustful personal ambition to be John Proctor’s wife. John and Abigail previously had an affair, which basically began the hysteria.
The Guilt of Lady Macbeth Everyone is influenced by other people, including leaders or authority, to make the wrong decisions at some point in their lives. In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is responsible for the evil doings of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is responsible for this by using his love for her to persuade him into killing King Duncan. Because Macbeth loved and trusted his wife, he was vulnerable to her opinions and suggestions. We also know that she is responsible for these heartless things because she has so much guilt that she commits suicide.
In the play ‘The Crucible’ the character of Abigail Williams does horrible things so that she can be with the person she claims to be in love with, John Proctor. Although he may have loved her once, Abigail’s love is unrequited, as John does not see her that way anymore. However Abigail goes to extreme measures to see that John will be hers again. Her love for John is what drives her to cause mass hysteria and panic among the girls in Salem. This leads to innocent people being accused of a crime they did not commit, which leads them to possibly facing a death sentence all because of Abigail.
Abigail Williams, a character in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play “The Crucible”, is a complex character that I believe can be portrayed as the main villain and victim of the play. Immature, violent, and mentally unstable are a few negative qualities that describe Abby as the baddy. But yet at the same time as the play unravels us as readers can see her as a victim of the Salem society that fails to help her recover from her parents ' violent death. One of the big things in The Crucible that Arthur Miller fails to provide is the fact that the other girls crying “witch” are just as guilty as Abby, yet she is the only one to have all of the blame pushed onto her. There are examples and quotes in the play that suggest that Abigail Williams is recognised
She has direct connections to the problems that plague John Proctor in the movie. Although she is portrayed as an evil woman, the root of her problems lie with John Proctor. John Proctor, who stripped Abigail of her hope and love when he ended their affair, is the man ultimately responsible for Abigail’s evil thoughts. Following this, Abigail did receive a moderately lenient fate for someone who is the actual antagonist. Abigail runs away with Paris’s money and does not seem to face the consequences for lying, scheming, adultering, or any of the sins she’s
“Abigail: saw your face when she put me out, and you lov... ... middle of paper ... ...doing and try’s to stop it. He knows that it is wrong and wants to make a statement to end the false accusations to help save the town. In conclusion, John Proctor is seen as a tragic hero because of his tragic flaw, free choice, and increased awareness. His lust for sex, which was an affair with Abigail, leads her into accusing the proctors due to her jealousy of Elizabeth and her love for John. John had free choice of whether or not he was going to be hanged, but does not admit he is a witch because, it would hurt his family and leave his family name ruined forever.
By the end of the play, the villagers hold a loathing and malice towards her as well as the audience. Miller shows with her character that even the “innocent” will go to great lengths to sate their greed and desire. With the gruesome death of her parents, her love for an older man, and the choice to condemn the families of Salem is what makes her a driving and devastating force in 'The Crucible.' Although, we are left to wonder, are there witches among us, or just ingenious phonies like Abigail Williams?
Marriage, it can be a blessing or a curse. In Susan Glaspell's Play Trifles, Mr.Wright is found dead in his house and his wife is going to jail for murder, but two women in the play find out what has really happened secretly while their husbands have no idea what had actually happened. Most readers would agree that Mrs. Wright murdered her husband just because he murdered her bird. Although she really murdered him because he neglected to pay attention to her which led her to feel isolated, emotional abuse which has led her to feel depressed, and finally he killed her only last chance at hope, the bird. This is important because it shows how Mr. Wright treated his wife which he is supposed to love, very terribly which led her to kill him.
Yet, Rebecca Nurse merely blames her faltering as a lack of breakfast. In the end of the play she ends up being hanged and dies. On the other hand, one of the main characters that displayed jealousy was Abigail Williams. She has simple motivations and is clearly the negative, evil-minded character in the play, and the leading force behind the witch-hunt. She told lies, manipulated her friends and the entire town, and eventually sent nineteen innocent people to their deaths.