Then Abigail confessed that she have seen the devil communicating with other town folks and then Betty start naming people that may be involve in witchcraft, which really made the whole town go crazy. While the witch trails and accusations were happening, Eliza... ... middle of paper ... ... as Mrs. Proctor. It got to the point to where Abigail turn into witchcraft to get what she want. So therefore, John’s first downfall is his lust and having an affair with Abigail that fueled Abigail’s motivation to destroy his marriage and make John marry her. The second downfall of John is pride, toward to the end when Mary, his servant, for being a witch, falsely accused him.
She believed that if his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, was out of the way, Abigail and John would be together again. Therefore, she told everyone that Elizabeth's spirit was trying to kill her and accused Elizabeth of being a witch. Fear also played an important role in The Crucible. The girls were afraid of being accused as witches themselves, so they started accusing other people in the town of being witches. Moreover, many people who were accused of being witches confessed to being witches because they were scared of death.
The girls once again panicked in the court causing an uproar believing that devil was among them. John was determined to free his wife, he went to the court and admitted his adultery he committed with Abigail and the reasoning of why she is causing the chaos in the town for revenge. He claimed that the girls were all pretending. His proof was Mary Warren as she was in the forest that night when they were only dancing and hoping for love when it was Abigail
Samuel accuses and questions Abigail Williams, his niece, of dancing and chanting around a fire in the woods with Betty and his slave, Tituba to conjure up evil sprits. She denies these claims and says that she and the other girls were only dancing. The other girls are then threatened by Abigail to keep them from telling what really happened in the forest. Later in the scene, John Proctor enters the room, and Abigail talks of their affair. Then, Tibuta confesses to witchcraft after she is interrogated by Parris and Hale under the threat of being whipped to death.
The townspeople spread rumors that there are witches lurking throughout the the town that have put the girls under their spells. This causes Reverend Parris to send for Reverend Hale, an expert in witchcraft and the devil's work, who hopes to rid the town of all witchcraft. John Proctor, a local farmer, asks Abigail to stop accusing innocent people and start telling the truth about what happened in the forest. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor's wife, excused Abigail from their house because she found out about an affair between Abigail and John. She lies to the court when she is asked about John’s affair to save him from any punishment.
Many crucial events lead to the Salem Witch trials. The trials ended in a gruesome manner, and conflicts were at the root of the cause. The Salem Witch trials were the result of illogical-mass hysteria, and were induced by grudge holding people who used the trials to harm their foes. The play opened with the girls doing something considered taboo in Puritan society, dancing in the woods. The girls involved in this were Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, Mary Warren, Ruth Putnam, and a few others.
In “The Crucible,” Written by Arthur Miller, for tells the story of a witch hunt that took place in the small puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1962. Reverend Parris is walking down the forest, when he spots a group of girls, including his niece, dancing around a fire. He was convince that they were practicing witchcraft, which was true but he didn’t know it. Abigail wanted to kill a woman named Elizabeth, who was John Proctor’s wife. Proctor was a local farmer who had an affair with Abigail.
While this was going on, Betty is lying in her bed, motionless. Parris is starting to panic, and the thought of witchcraft passes his mind. So when Abigail is one on one with Betty she acts aggressively, by smashing her around the face, she threatens her, "I'll beat you, Betty!" Betty then awakes and starts to whimper and darts off the bed, frightened of Abigail. Abigail then gives her a valid explanation for dancing in the woods, but in an aggressive manner, "I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!"
The Puritan society was led by a church that promoted isolation from any other group of people with different beliefs. The church was against dancing, singing and chanting as related to devil-worship. It was a time of anxiety and skepticism. After the girls in the village were caught dancing in the woods and one of them falls sick, rumors circulated about witchcraft going on in the woods, and that the sick girl has been bewitched. Once the girls talk to each other, they become more and more frightened as being accused as witches, so Abigail, the main character and the principle accuser, starts accusing others of practicing witchcraft to save her friends.
In Arthur Miller’s Crucible, eight girls from Salem face a dilemma. The eight girls were in trouble because their uncle, Parris, who was a minister, saw them dancing in the forests unaware of who was keeping an eye on them. Uncle Parris believes that the girls’ dancing is the cause of one of the youngest girls, Betty, sickness. Betty was believed to be in a coma right after the girls’ dancing in the forests. When the girls were questioned about why they were dancing in the forests, selfishly, they blamed anyone they thought of and hated and accused them of making them drink cow blood (Act 1; Page 19) and sending their spirits at them(The Mary Warren incident from Act 3; Page 114 – 115).