Abigail and Her Emotions
The Crucible by Arthur Miller has plenty of emotions that are felt and cause many events in this story of anguish. The Crucible is set in a small puritan village in Massachusetts in 1692. It begins with a group a girls that get caught dancing in the forest, they try to hid
Are you guilty? Piers Anthony once said, "When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour". This simply states that many times the accusers are the ones covering something up,...
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,
The Ultimate Schemer
One of the main characters of the play The Crucible, Abigail Williams, is the most spiteful and least complex character throughout the entire play. She is the villain of the play, even more than Parris or Danforth. She is on the lower end of the social hierarchy; the only
Abigail Williams in the Crucible
Abigail Williams is the niece of Reverend Samuel Parris in Arthur Miller’s book the Crucible. Some people may think she’s just a normal girl but how can people be sure about that? Abigail Williams, age 17, is indeed a young girl, but she’s also an evil...
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...
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...
The Crucible - Witch Trials In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods. However, there were other factors as well, su
Arthur Miller was born in New York
Lost money due to great depression
Went to University of Michigan
Began playwriting in 1947
The Death of a Salesman received Pulitzer Price (1949)
The Crucible was not as well received because it attacked anti-communist "witch
The play begins with the initial reports of witchcraft and witchcraft-related afflictions, like in the cases of Betty Parris and Ruth Putnam. It sets the stage for the build up of the plot, which delves deeper into the Salem Witch Trials that resulted in numerous convictions and executions of Salem
Lemuel B. Haynes some time ago stated, “Had the devil come to our first parents personally and unmasked, they would have more easily seen the deception.” Haynes reveals that it is impossible for anyone to see the deception that’s about to be placed upon him/her. With this new understanding, it
Arthur Miller's historical play, The Crucible, portrays the historical events of the Salem witch trials through a crowd of unforgettable characters. Fear drives these Puritans to reveal their true emotions while facing their accusers in the bias courts before merciless judges. While eventually all t
Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams are two main characters in Arthur Miller’s novel The Crucible. Abigail Williams was once the servant for Proctor however Elizabeth Proctor fires her after she learns about Abigail and her husband’s affair. Both women are same in some ways but they have dif
Abigail and Elizabeth are women with very different personalities and motivations that can change people’s life. Each one of them has a different relationship with their families and that’s probably why they are so different in the way they act. Elizabeth is a respected woman who l
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
Abigail Williams: "I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned."
This quote is from the mouth of Abigail, the leader of the girls involved at the center of the plot. She is talking with John, and trying to rationalize the things
The Crucible is a book that could lead the mind into many different ways. More of a play or act, The Crucible has many different themes and subject matters from different opinions. Themes are the primary and original widespread ideas spread in literature. The Crucible, takes place i
The Crucible vs. Modern Day
The play, The Crucible, had many lessons to be learned by the reader. The one
that stands out in my mind is the taking of responsibility for one's actions. The whole
play revolves around people not brave enough to stand up and take responsibility. This
is a lesson
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a historical fiction play about the famed Salem witch trials. Historical fiction? So it's both historical fact and fiction? Is it more fact or fiction? In my opinion this play, The Crucible, is more fiction than fact. This is only my opinion though, it is not
John Proctor and his decisions
When Arthur Miller The Crucible in the 1953, World War II had ended only about 8 years earlier, and a massive fear of communism, or a red scare, was running a muck about the United States.
This led to the McCarthy trials. Sen. Joseph McCarthy would accuse people of