You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! Introduction The Crucible by Arthur Miller Abigail Williams-Character Study Abigail Williams is the troubled niece of Reverend Parris of Salem. The only other option is to confess. Always maintaining that she is a proper and decent girl. Abigail's Jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor intensifies in attempt to realize her desire for Elizabeth's husband John Proctor. She has traumatised it so intensely that Mary has become delusional, insane even. In addition she is scheming because she crafts a plot that send 19 innocent people to their deaths.
Abigail uses her authority to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. In a final analysis I believe that Abigail can only be seen as evil. According to the Puritanical mindset, Abigail's attraction to Proctor constitutes a sin, but one that she could repent of and refuse to acknowledge. Her word is inapplicable against Abigail's and I don't think she would be aware exactly how sinful their actions were. Examine how he has established this dichotomy of character, and what does it add to the dramatic quality and audience involvement in the play. This conflict is resolved by John being hung as well as his wife and Abigail running away.
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Such a bizarre and dreadful event leaves Abigail scarred, and strips her from her childhood innocence. He made her feel wanted. Which he evidently does, as the presence of the devil always excites to engage him. What dramatic effect does her actions have? Abigail was a young teen having an affair with a grown man, John Proctor. Her evil and scheming ways undermines the future of the other characters and is only for her selfish gain. I previously mentioned the view some may take that she has been hardened by the death of her parents becoming vengeful.
Abigail always has a different story from what actually happens and convinces people that her story is the truth. The Crucible focuses of the finding of young girls and a slave messing around in the woods, trying to conjure spirits from the dead. During this essay I will introduce the main points involved in answering the proposed question. She thought that if Elizabeth were dead John would marry her. This character is Abigail Williams. Then their ecstatic cries attain a gleeful tone, adding an evil edge.
Not only was she bitter, but she was clever also. Abigail Williams possess wicked character traits that give her a negative perception. A jezebel figure is commonly associated with a woman who is regarded as evil and scheming. Hester feared society and thought that it was something to be avoided, while Abigail long to be the center of attention. Abigail is a mean, deceitful and manipulative person who always wants her way; she has no remorse about who she hurts along her journey to get her want she wants. Proctor makes a foolish mistake when he has an affair with Abigail. Proctor makes a foolish mistake when he has an affair with Abigail.
Abigail represents the repressed desires — sexual and material — that all of the Puritans possess. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again. I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. In his play The Crucible Arthur Miller exposes the damaging results that jealousy The Crucible of Abigail Williams Abigail Williams is a very spiteful and bitter woman, but she has the biggest influence on the play with all the lies she tells about people being witches which are believed and cost some people their lives. She threatens the other girls with violence if they refuse to go along with her plans, and she does not hesitate to accuse them of witchcraft if their loyalty proves untrue. Therefore, it is obvious to see that Abigail grew up without any love or nurturing.
It's no surprise that a person exposed to such brutality at a young age might eventually act brutally herself. This is still no excuse for her iniquitous actions. Abigail's motives are clearly to kill Elizabeth Proctor, and take her place as John Proctor's wife. They blame all of their problems on her, even though she did nothing wrong. Throughout the play her accusations and lies cause many people pain and suffering, but she seemed to never care for any of them except John Proctor, whom she had an affair with seven months prior to the beginning of the play. Middle Self-preservation lies at the core and it directs her actions. John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth used to employ Abigail, until Elizabeth found out about the affair between her husband and Abigail.
The 17-year-old niece of Reverend Parris. A main example of this in the play, was her use of Mary Warrens poppet to manipulate and control Elizabeth Proctors fate. She sought any means of release. Her strategy includes establishing her credibility with the court and then eliminating Elizabeth. She is an orphan; made so by brutal natives who killed her parents before her very eyes.
Abigail probably wasn't really in love with John, just in love with the way he treated her. Abigail grew up to be deceitful and treacherous, lacking trustworthiness. That is all, and mark this, if anyone breathe a word or the edge of a word about the other things, I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring with me a pointy reckoning that will shudder you! Which Abigail had to witness first hand. Abigail probably wasn't really in love with John, just in love with the way he treated her. She is arrogant to the fact that innocent people are dying because of her selfish plot to take Elizabeth Proctor's place.