"Diary Of Abigail Williams" Essays and Research Papers

  • Diary Of Abigail Williams

    October 6th, 1927 Dear Future Self, Hello, 24 year old Abigail Anderson here. I am writing this remind you of how life was back in the 20s, and remind you to not be afraid to try new things. I recently joined the League of Women Voters. Less than a decade ago, women finally won over the right to vote under the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution. I supported it tremendously, for then I participated in the campaigns of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. I want to...

    1920s, Clarence Darrow, F. Scott Fitzgerald 949  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail williams

    a young girl named Abigail Williams uses her cunningness and deceitfulness to get what she wants. Her jealousness and lack of moral and ethics gives her the ability to condemn innocent beings to death, without any questions. Abigail Williams is seen as “seventeen and strikingly beautiful” (138). However, she is selfish, and an excellent liar. When questioned about what had happened in the forest, she saves herself by saying she and the girls were only dancing. Abigail lies with the intention...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 828  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Williams

    short as they hanged, lifeless and cold their feet dangling just feet above the ground. One young lady was even smirking at the horrid sight as she came to realize her extreme actions had paid off. This young lady was Abigail Williams. Abigail was a 17 year-old girl. Through Abigail Williams a girl in The Crucible, the author, Arthur Miller describes his perception of young females during the time of the Salem Witch Trials making them out to be selfish, attention seeking, and manipulative individuals...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Magic 1084  Words | 2  Pages

  • abigail williams

    Abigail Williams is a dominant figure in The Crucible. She is both malicious and manipulative. She is astute and knows how to use power to her own advantage. She is a marvellous antagonist with vengeful desires and she is ruthless for the mass hysteria and death which happens later in the play. Throughout the first act, we learn that Abigail is dominant and has authority over other characters within the play. “(Betty doesn’t move. She shakes her.) Now stop this! Betty! Sit up now!” The use of the...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Exclamation mark, John Proctor 1616  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abigail Williams

    Neel Parikh English11 7/8 Victorero-Mongone 10th, May 2013 Psychological Evaluation of Abigail Williams When people hear the term psychological disorder, they usually think of someone who might have gone crazy or are on the verge of losing their mind. That is not always true however as, some of those diseases are pretty severe and whereas others that are not too harsh. A prime example of this would be the movie A Beautiful Mind where John Nash was having false imaginations of things including...

    Disability, Disorganized schizophrenia, John Proctor 1816  Words | 5  Pages

  • Elizabeth Proctor And Abigail Williams

     Elizabeth Proctor And Abigail Williams Erin Riner Kelly Kane Period 8 Erin Riner Mrs. Kane English 3, P8 September 22, 2013 Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller describes the unforgettable events of the Salem Witch Trials through the leading female characters, Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor. While the puritan girls in Salem stirrup madness, Abigail and Elizabeth are ruling above everyone for...

    Abigail Williams, Arthur Miller, John Proctor 570  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible of Abigail Williams

    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. Abigail is one of the most misunderstood characters because she is so good at lying that it almost seems like she is telling the truth. A crucible is a large test that one may face that may force them to make a controversial decision to benefit them or to...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1529  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible and Abigail Williams

    Biographical Data on Character: In “The Crucible”, written by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is seventeen years of age. She is a white Puritan, and “strikingly beautiful” (Miller 169). She lives with her uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris, ten-year old cousin, Betty, and Barbados maid, Titubia. Abigail also worked for John and Elizabeth Proctor until Elizabeth fired her out. In sixteen ninety-two Abigail Williams was actually eleven years old. Her uncle, Reverend Parris, with the help of Titubia...

    Betty Parris, John Proctor, Mary Warren 742  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hester Prynne and Abigail Williams

    Hester Prynne and Abigail Williams The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a novel about a young women named Hester Prynne who is forced to bear a scarlet A on her breast for commiting the sin of adultury. For violating the strict puritian religion, she is isolated from society, with the product of her sin, her daughter Pearl. She is greatly critizised and humiliated by the townspeople. Hester did not commit the sin alone, but her lover is at fault as well. He remains silent until guilt...

    Hester Prynne, John Winthrop, Nathaniel Hawthorne 1187  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Crucible- Abigail Williams

    all problems that arise in this carefully crafted play by Arthur Miller. This play, 'The Crucible' is based on the 1692 witch trials that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts yet it also focuses on the relationships between various characters. Abigail Williams doesn't have much luck in this play, and she never really had. She lives with her uncle - Reverend Parris and his daughter Betty, because she's an orphan and claims she: ''Saw Indians smash my dear parents heads on the pillow next to mine.''...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1780  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crusable Abigail Williams

    Abigail Williams In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, one of the main characters Abigail Williams is a big part of what caused the Salem witch trials in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. Abigail is a very mean, vindictive and controlling girl, who always tries to get her way no matter who might be hurt by her along the way. Throughout the play we can see her lies, accusations and just being plain mean and vindictive causes a lot of pain and suffering for many people, but she never seemed to care about anyone...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1138  Words | 3  Pages

  • Crucible- Abigail Williams

    Due to our nature, the human race will do astonishing things in the name of love and fear. Abigail Williams in “The Crucible” is a fantastic example of this. Not only are her actions absurd to try and gain John Proctor’s whole hearted affection, who was her lover, but also to gain submission of an ample portion of Salem due to fear. A large part of the submissiveness was gained by her ability to manipulate others, especially those she knows well. She starts the fire of hatred, for witches and the...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 1671  Words | 4  Pages

  • How is abigail williams developed

    Arthur Miller has developed Abigail throughought the play, accordingly, to suit her role: the young antagonist. As the play progresses we find that she is utterly ruthless and persistently egocentric in order to accomplish her intentions no matter how distressing the impact on others. She is the driving force and sole instigator of each traumatic event in the play. Miller swiftly introduces us to the ‘strikingly beautiful girl’ who has ‘an endless capacity for dissembling’. This already gives...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Deception, Elizabeth Proctor 828  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible: the Evilness and Selfishness of Abigail Williams

    The Crucible: The Evilness and Selfishness of Abigail Williams In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, there is one character who, because of her selfish and evil ways, causes the destruction of many people in the town of Salem. This character is Abigail Williams. In the play, jealousy, and self- interest are the two characteristics that are seen constantly throughout the play. These characteristics pertain particularly to Abigail, and give a graphic description of her life, and how she deals...

    Evil, John Proctor, Love 959  Words | 3  Pages

  • Narrative Essay- the Crucible Abigail Williams

    Before the accusations: Dear Diary, I hate Elizabeth by heart. I am calling for revenge, oh God please hear me. And if God is not willing to fulfill my desire I will have to use other aid. I cannot stand the hurt in my bleeding heart anymore. John, oh John, it would be easier if you left your wife and flower out the purity of our love with me. We could leave; go to a place where we will be satisfied for the rest of our lives. But you broke my heart. I tried to couple with you. I still remember...

    2007 singles, English-language films, John Proctor 935  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Williams: Impact on Salem Witch Trials

    Rough Draft Abigail Williams, the silent devil of Salem who destroyed the lives of many. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play based on the actual events that, in 1692, led to the Salem Witch Trials, a series of hearings before local magistrates to prosecute over 150 people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Abigail Williams was a main source for the cause of the Salem witch trials for many reasons such as, her false accusations, her thirst for...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Magic 950  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail williams

    Abigail Williams “Why are you concealing? Have you sold yourself to Lucifer?” (Miller 1106). Abigail Williams is a seventeen year old niece of Reverend Parris. Abigail lies to conceal her affair, and to prevent charges of witchcraft. In order to avoid severe punishment for casting spells and adultery Abigail shifts the focus away from herself by accusing others of witchcraft. This desperate act of self-defense soon becomes Abigail's path of power. Abigail is not a victim of her own society in Salem...

    Acts of the Apostles, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 725  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams

    accused of witchcraft and being in association with the devil. In this play, Miller introduces a character named Abigail Williams, who starts to lie and accuse innocent people to cover up her own sins such as an affair with an older, married man, or dancing in the forest. Abigail has the constant need for power, which leads to an accusation frenzy, accusing anyone who stood in her way. Once Abigail accused the innocent , building up a web of lies, people start to turn on her and question her motives, which...

    Accusation, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 799  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams

     John Chabala, Period 5, La 11H 12-19-14 Abigail Williams   Author Millers play The Crucible.  A small town in Massachusetts (in 1692) had a horrific event over a huge witch trial where over 24 people were killed; this eventually became known as the famous “Salem Witch Trials,” the person who started the horrifying event was named Abigail Williams. As one of the main characters in the play, she is a very attractive young lady.  However, her outwards personality seems to be bitter, spiteful and...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Mary Warren 3465  Words | 10  Pages

  • Abigail: the Crucible

    Abigail Williams: Evil or Damned? Jacqueline Wong English 12 W. McGee 28 April 2013 Abigail Williams: Evil or Damned? Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is a controversial piece of literature for many reasons, particularly the portrayal of female characters – specifically Abigail Williams. In the play, Abigail is portrayed as a villainous character that appears to be driven by a deeply rooted grudge towards the Proctor family, as her love for John Proctor is unattainable. As the play progresses...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1204  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Presentation of Abigail Williams in Act I of the Crucible by Arthur Miller

    How does Miller present the character Abigail in Act I? We are first introduced to the ‘strikingly beautiful’ Abigail Williams in Act I of one of Arthur Miller’s most acclaimed works The Crucible. She is a dominant figure in the play who is both malicious and manipulative. She is astute and knows how to use power to her own advantage by all means possible. She is a marvellous antagonist with vengeful desires and vehicle for the mass hysteria which becomes a key theme later in the play. Abigail’s...

    Abuse, All My Sons, Bullying 1620  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abigail in "The Crucible"

    Abigail Williams is an important character from the drama The Crucible written by Arthur Miller. The story The Crucible is about how witchcraft becomes such a problem in Salem. John Proctor, the main character, have an affair with Abigail Williams, while being married to Elizabeth Proctor. Being the mayor´s niece, gives Abigail an advantage and she starts using witchcraft in order to get rid of Elizabeth Proctor. After analyzing the character of Abigail Williams, it is evident that she is dishonest...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Lie 968  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Crucible and Abigail

    and evil. Abigail Williams, the main character is the reason for the witch trials that begin in Salem. She is dishonest, manipulative and her seductive ways is what makes her the antagonist of this play. Abigail Williams is a strikingly beautiful 17 year old orphan who lives with her uncle William Parris and her little cousin Betty Parris. When she was eleven years old she witnessed her parents being murdered by Native Americans. The witch trials began when Parris found Betty, Abigail and his slave...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 878  Words | 3  Pages

  • Was Abigail Williams Solely Responsible for the Salem Witch Trials

    where people saw the devil lurking behind every corner and the reason behind all misfortunes being the result of some sin, when the cry of witchcraft rung through the town via the lips of Abigail Williams people were more than willing to believe that the devil was alive in Salem. But was it solely due to Abigail that the events that followed and consequently the witch trials took place? Though the primary offender it is not her actions alone that provoked nor exacerbated the situation. There were...

    Magic, Salem witch trials, Salem, Massachusetts 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare the Roles That Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams Play in ‘the Crucible.’

    Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail William both heighten the tension of the witch trials in Salem; they are a contrast of each others character, and brawl for the desire for one mans love. Arthur Millers hysterical play, The Crucible, portrays the personalities of 2 exceptionally diverse women. A mother, a wife, a friend: Abigail wanted to share a family with John Proctor. In some aspects she was jealous of Elizabeth, as she had the one thing in the world that Abigail desperately yearned for. “Oh...

    Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1165  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Adams

     Abigail Adams helps give modern people an insight into the life of a remarkable colonial correspondent. She understood important issues that tore the new nation apart. Abigail showed her affection for her country and her husband by documenting her life for all to read. Without her letters, America would not be as well informed about the Revolutionary War and the second President as it is today. Abigail Adams was born in the small town of Weymouth, Massachusetts on November...

    American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, Boston 1629  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abigail Adams

    Summary of Abigail Adams A Revolutionary American Woman, By Charles W. Akers By phillir The life story of Abigail Adams by Charles W. Akers, records the history about a woman who was an advocate for the rights of women throughout the American Revolution and the big part she played in the career of her husband that helped to persuade our society. The author opens up the story with giving readers information about two former United States Presidents, who both had family ties to Abigail. She was the...

    Abigail Adams, Gender, Husband 1075  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abigail Williams in the Crucible

    In the book, The Crucible, Abigail Williams and her childish friends take advantage of the situation in their hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. At the time, there was a lot of tension about the discussion of witches and virtually anyone who was accused of being a witch was proven a witch. On page 33 of the book, there is a quote that points out the underlying plot of the book. “Sex, sin and the Devil were early linked…” is how the quote starts out and it describes the relationship...

    Adultery, Affair, Elizabeth Proctor 497  Words | 2  Pages

  • “Abigail Adams” by Janet Whitney

    history of this world. One of these women is Abigail Adams, the only woman so far to be both wife and mother of a president. Sadly, however,Abigail Adams” by Janet Whitney is far from being a biography of her life. Janet Whitney arranges her material in chronological presentation. She starts from how Abigail Adams and John Adams fell in love and got married. She continues on with the biography describing how John Adams came to presidency as Abigail Adams gave birth to his kids one by one...

    Abigail Adams, American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin 1093  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Adams - Paper

    16, 2013 Research report Abigail Adams Abigail Adams had an important role in people’s lives. Even though John Adams was considered one of the founding fathers, neither John nor the country would have been able to live without or go as far without Abigail Adams. Abigail Adams was born in Weymouth Massachusetts, on November 11, 1744. Her mother was Elizabeth Quincy, and her father was William Smith. Elizabeth was born on 1721 in Braintree Massachusetts. William was born on January 29, 1706...

    Abigail Adams, American Revolution, Founding Fathers of the United States 1103  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analysis on Abigail Williams

    Analysis of Abigail Williams Abigail Williams displays the most influence in the ongoing which trials of Salem in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Abigail manipulates others, display vanity throughout the story, and is obviously a deluded young girl in love with an older, married man who does not return her affections anymore. Her false accusations of witchcraft in Salem, sparked great chaos, and only so that she could force her lover into marrying her. Her actions are the foundation of every death...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Love 724  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible, Static Character Abigail

    In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Abigail Williams remained a static character throughout the book. 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. Abigail Williams is a manipulative evil person throughout The Crucible; she can be characterized as manipulative because she influences the girls...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 1070  Words | 3  Pages

  • Williams

    1. How does Williams get into financial distress? Answer: a) Write-off of investment in WCG During the Tech Bubble, the whole telecom market that WCG was involved in suffered a lot of problems due mainly to a large oversupply, as indicated by an estimated 2% to 5% of the fiber- optic lines which were only carrying traffic. There venue of WCG eventually plummeted, wherein prices of the lines decreased by more than 90% from 1998 and 2002.When WorldCom filed for bankruptcy protection in July...

    Bond, Corporate finance, Credit rating 1637  Words | 7  Pages

  • Abigail Williams the Play the “Crucible”

    trials ruined everybody’s lives and ignited all because of Abigail Williams. In the play the “Crucible” which is also known as a severe test, the town of Salem was considered a Crucible. The town was put through hard and controversial times. Abigail’s attachment to John Proctor makes her try to get rid of his wife Elizabeth throughout the entire play. Abigail also even threatens and lies multiple times to people to get what she wants. Abigail is a mean and selfish person that always wants her way...

    Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Magic 868  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams Character Analysis

    the main characters of the play The Crucible, Abigail Williams, is the villain of the play, even more than Parris or Danforth. In Act One her skills at manipulation are very noticeable. John Proctor, who has dumped her after his wife found out about this sinful affair, “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be comin’ for you no more.” Since she was also dismissed from her job at their house, Abigail becomes increasingly envious of Elizabeth. Abigail always has a different story from what actually...

    Devil, Elizabeth Proctor, God 597  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams Questions

    AbiThesis- Abigail Williams used her manipulative skills to get her way and create hysteria in the town of Salem. 1. Why did Abigail flee Salem? She knows soon she will be questioned for the death of Goody Nurse and John 2. Why does Abigail admit to witchcraft? She knows she can get rid of her enemies by blaming them for witchcraft too 3. How is Abigail a hypocrite? She says she loves god in act 1 but she fuels the witch trials and is seen like a devil-like character 4. Why...

    Blame, Elizabeth Proctor, English-language films 371  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams in the Play, The Crucible

    The Crucible Essay English III Abigail Williams is often viewed as conniving and evil; however, she was an unmarried, adolescent, orphan living in an oppressive puritan society that left her victimized. Abigail is an orphan and a single girl. John was the only one who showed her love and compassion. Abigail was a young teen having an affair with a grown man, John Proctor. He influenced her to be rebellious. She had no one else to put knowledge in her heart. Abigail was also living in an oppressive...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Love 734  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible and Abigail Williams

    Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characters lie and tell the truth, but lying is what gets the community of Salem into trouble. Many people in Salem tell the truth, and their honesty allows some tension to decrease. But when the main character, Abigail Williams, lies about the Salem community tampering with witchcraft, her lies becomes a disaster. Overall, in The Crucible and life, it is better to be honest because a small lie can build up into a bigger one. When the community of Salem tells the...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Lie 516  Words | 2  Pages

  • Williams

    1) Including the undrawn revolver, the $900 million loan will likely be just enough to cover Williams’ financing need over the next six months. The $711 million short-term debt can be covered with the undrawn $700 million revolver, plus some cash on hand. The $920 million of long-term debt maturing over the next 6 months can be covered by the new $900 million loan and cash on hand. That would leave roughly $740 million of cash and securities to cover losses from the operations of the business, though...

    Bond, Call option, Debt 868  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Williams and Hester Prynne

    Power: A Compare and Contrast of Hester Prynne and Abigail Williams Abigail Williams and Hester Prynne were two very different characters in books about the same Puritan religion. The two had many differences and even a few ways they were alike. Their views on society and their reaction on how they reacted to the way they were treated by the Puritans. Hester feared society and thought that it was something to be avoided, while Abigail long to be the center of attention. While Hester attracted...

    Debut albums, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop 789  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Relationship Between Abigail and Proctor

    How does Miller present the relationship between Abigail and Proctor? In The Crucible, we follow the adulterous and turbulent relationship between Abigail Williams and John Proctor, and watch it change and develop throughout the play, from Abigail trying to reinstate the affair in Act 1, to John Proctor confessing and therefore destroying it at the end of the play. John Proctor is an honest, plain-speaking local farmer. He is an impressive presence in the room, being described as ‘a man in his...

    Salem witch trials, The Crucible 1884  Words | 4  Pages

  • Abigail Williams Analyzation

    Abigail Williams is a cruel, vengeful and power hungry person. She has the ability to manipulate almost anyone she wants, whenever and wherever. She uses this ability to gain power and deem people witches who don’t have any real proof against them. This puts her in a position where she can just do almost anything she wants to, like eliminating people that she doesn’t want to see anymore. Abigail Williams is really just one power hungry, vengeful person. Abigail had been one of the original girls...

    Salem witch trials, The Crucible 457  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible and Abigail Williams

    could not help, He doesn’t know what medicine to use or give. Paris saw the girl dancing naked. 3) What do we learn in the exposition of the play about the events in the forest? About Abigail Williams’s past connections with the Proctor family? Abigail Williams put or wished for proctors wife to die. Abigail use to do service for the Procter’s household until she had an affair with john proctor. 4) What information about Thomas Putnam does Arthur Miller tell us in his expository aside? What...

    Character, Daniel Day-Lewis, Mary Warren 508  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams - 1

    Character Analysis of Abigail Williams Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in response to McCarthyism in 1953. During this time the Puritan society was in authority. This society was one where religion was highly practiced, women had the least rights, forms of entertainment were banned and adultery was seen as major sin. However, Miller’s, The Crucible makes the strongest female character; Abigail the conveyance of all the Puritans would have believed as evil. Throughout the play, The Crucible the...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 651  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution

    Abigail Adams: WITNESS TO A REVOLUTION Abigail Adams, Witness to a Revolution, was one of the greatest writers of her age. She passionately campaigned for women's education, denounced sex discrimination, and matched intelligence not only with her husband, John, but also with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. She wrote more than two thousand letters about her legacy that her family members saved, recognizing their importance and ignoring her plea to burn them. Abigail’s letters are her biography...

    Abigail Adams, Adams family, American Revolution 1168  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman

    Abigail Adams A Revolutionary American Woman Book Review “Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary American Woman” is a biography by Charles W. Akers, published in June 2006. It chronicles the life of Abigail Adams, who lived during the time of the American Revolution and the birth of a new American nation, from her birth in 1744 to her death in 1818. The author’s thesis states that Abigail’s advocacy for women’s rights and her involvement in her husband’s political career significantly influenced society...

    Abigail Adams, American Revolution, American Revolutionary War 781  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail williams character analysis

     1 Abigail Williams Character Analysis In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the antagonist, Abigail Williams, makes it blatantly obvious to the reader that she will fill the role of villain in the play. Abigail shows no sign of remorse for her actions throughout the entire story which makes her seem downright diabolical. She is so full of revenge against Elizabeth, and lust for John Proctor that it seems as if nothing could stop her manipulation of the entire town. However, Miller gives...

    Arthur Miller, Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor 660  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Adams Chapter Guide

    Haley Young Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams Reading Journal Chapter 1: A Minister’s Daughter * Abigail was born to Reverend William Smith and his wife Elizabeth in Weymouth parsonage in Massachusetts. * She has two sisters, Mary and Betsey. The main point of this chapter was to showcase the religious, family-oriented background that Abigail was raised in. It explains why she is so focused on her family and John later in her life. It also explains her penname “Diana” and her...

    Abigail Adams, Adams family, Bankruptcy in the United States 931  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Adams Biography

    Abigail Smith Adams Born: Place: Weymouth, Massachusetts Date: 1744, November 11 Father: William Smith, 1706, January 29, Charlestown, Massachusetts, died 1783, September, Weymouth, Massachusetts. He was a Congregationalist minister. Mother: Elizabeth Quincy, born 1721, Braintree, Massachusetts, died 1775, Weymouth, Massachusetts; married in 1740. She was the daughter of John Quincy, a member of the colonial Governor's council and colonel of the militia. Mr. Quincy was also Speaker...

    Abigail Adams, American people of English descent, Family 1705  Words | 6  Pages

  • Abigail Williams Character Analysis of the Crucible

    Abigail Williams Abigail Williams ruined the lives of many people. She was a troublemaker and throughout the story she causes much commotion in the town of Salem by accusing many innocent people of witchcraft. She was very self-centered and didn’t even consider the problems of the people she implicated. Abigail Williams was an ignominious teenager that used personal vengeance to fulfill her sense of entitlement. Abby was a bitter adolescent that turned on many people to get what she wanted....

    English-language films, John Proctor, Lie 430  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible – Character Essay: Abigail Williams

    The Crucible – Character Essay: Abigail Williams In the play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is a very manipulative, seductive, and dishonest person. She is constantly caught up in a lie or is in the presence of trying to manipulate a person or a group of people. This vicious antagonist will stop at nothing to attain her demented goals. Although, in the end, Abigail’s persuasive lies do not get her what she really wants, her actions throughout the play influence many events...

    Abigail Williams, Arthur Miller, John Proctor 574  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail Williams: Practicing Voodoo and Fortune

    Abigail Williams, born July 12, 1680, was one of the initial accusers in the Salem witch trials of 1692, which led to the arrest and imprisonment of over 150 innocent people. Growing up she lived with her uncle Rev. Samuel Parris, and it is unknown who her parents were or how she was directly related to the Rev. of Salem. It is portrayed that Abigail was a dark haired, lovely looking lady, which often led her to trouble with older men. She was also a kind girl, whose personality was often mistaken...

    Betty Parris, People of the Salem witch trials, Salem witch trials 658  Words | 2  Pages

  • Crucible Diary Entries

    Crucible Writing Assignment (#2) Dear Diary, Alright I’m starting this diary so I can at least tell someone about how exciting my life is! I currently work as a housekeeper in house of the Proctor family, and it’s really fun. No, it’s not the work that’s fun, but it is the fact that I am kind of involved with John (Mr. Proctor). I know it sounds bad since he is married, but God put us together under the same roof for one reason; to unite our hearts. His wife is sickly and pregnant,...

    Devil, Elizabeth Proctor, English-language films 898  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible: Abigail Williams Character Analysis

    In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail is a mean and vindictive person who always wants her way, no matter who she hurts. 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. The lies begin to unravel as the reader dives into the book...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Marriage 655  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible: Character Analysis of Abigail Williams

    The Crucible Character Analysis: Abigail Williams “Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it. I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ heads on the pillow next to mine, and I have seen some reddish...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor 654  Words | 2  Pages

  • John proctor diary

    I find myself wanting to go to Salem almost everyday, the longing for Abigail is so strong, so hard to fight. I know I have to be strong against the urge. I am wanting so badly to be open with Elizabeth. But I a m not. I often find myself remembering the night with Abigail behind my house. My wife had gone into town, I was chopping wood, she had come out for company, for she was done with the work she was given. I had been watching her for a while. I could tell she had been as well, for the subtle...

    1986 singles, 2000 singles, Columbia Records albums 1395  Words | 3  Pages

  • Abigail Williams script

    CHARACTER: Abigail Williams POINT OF INTERVENTION: Act 1: Scene 2- After she stabs herself with the needle IMAGINED CONTEXT: By the shed Ahh, gee, damn! Why does he have to be so ignorant! I am only in my youth, yet he chooses to love his wife over my love. He loves me, he knows me! I have been robbed of my innocence because he cannot accept the fact that his heart longs for mine. My parent’s desires would want my days to be long and happy, curse the Indians that bludgeoned my parents to death...

    Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Love 622  Words | 2  Pages

  • Abigail WIlliams and Iago: Master VIllains

    Kiana Bales Mrs. MacKenzie English 3U Monday, April 15, 2013 Abigail Williams and Iago: Master Villains Villains play a very important role in every literary work. Whether they exist as people, circumstances, or even nature, their purpose is to provide a problem to be solved by the “good guys”. Without villains, no piece of literature would be worth reading. Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello are master villains. Both antagonists are fuelled...

    Elizabeth Proctor, Iago, John Proctor 3487  Words | 9  Pages

  • Abigail Adams

    Nicholas Durkin Professor Robson US History to 1877 20 September 2009 Abigail Adams The life of Abigail Adams is truly an amazing story. Her will to support her husband, children, friends and extended family is what makes this woman an important person in our nations past. Mrs. Adams touched the lives of many people with her caring, loyal and understanding personality which is apparent throughout her entire life. Being the wife of John Adams was no easy task. Over the course of John and Abigail’s...

    Abigail Adams, John Adams, John Quincy Adams 1476  Words | 4  Pages

  • William Byrd

    History 250 Byrd Diary Paper February 19, 2008 The Worldview of William Byrd II of Westover Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of a person is their private life. I know that I do different things when I am alone or with close friends, which leads many of us to wonder what William Byrd, a wealthy Virginia planter, did in both his social and private sides of life, as well as what prompted him to write the various statements in his diary. At first glance, William Byrd II gave me the...

    Richmond, Virginia, Westover Plantation, William Byrd 1278  Words | 4  Pages

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