She participates in infidelity and constructs a web of lies. Theses quotes provide pivotal examples of how John has changed. She uses her cunning speech and threats to influence the others. During the cold months she would have worn wool stockings. Even with Proctor's proclamation, he is unable to clear his wife's name. John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend Hale, Reverend Paris, and Abigail are the main characters. All the accusers were young females who claimed they were attacked by demonic specters.
Abigail Williams possess wicked character traits that give her a negative perception. There is nothing we like about this dude. He influenced her to be rebellious. A jezebel figure is commonly associated with a woman who is regarded as evil and scheming. He values honesty and has a great disdain for hypocrisy. Reverend Samuel Parris A weak, paranoid and suspicious demagogue, Parris instigates the witchcraft panic when he finds his daughter and niece dancing in the woods with several other girls.
I have given you my soul; leave me my name! The Reverend gives weak justifications, but never denies any of the accusations. She and other girls accuse several other women of witchcraft in the end of Act One. But it's also the beginning cause for all problems that arise in this carefully crafted play by Arthur Miller. He tells the court that he saw no naked dancing in the woods—but we know that he did, because he says as much to Abigail. 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! She was the complete opposite of Rebecca Nurse, a caring honest Christian that only meant well. He had issues with his wrath and unleashing it on people frequently; however this was did him good in getting his reputation up because he was known for exposing hypocrisy. She does not have John Proctor because he is executed and 19 innocent people have died.
First of all, Parris is greedy. A large part of the submissiveness was gained by her ability to manipulate others, especially those she knows well. Abby thought she deserved John so much, as I stated earlier, that she twisted the minds of many people to get what she wanted. The only people that would be below her were slaves or indentured servants Tituba. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! She had no one else to put knowledge in her heart.
Such a bizarre and dreadful event leaves Abigail scarred, and strips her from her childhood innocence. Thomas Putnam One of the wealthiest landowners in Salem, Thomas Putnam is a vindictive, bitter man who holds longstanding grudges against many of the citizens of Salem, including the Nurse family for blocking the appointment of his brother-in-law to the position of minister. She was a troublemaker and throughout the story she causes much commotion in the town of Salem by accusing many innocent people of witchcraft. Unfortunately, this is not enough. I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! The book is about witchcraft or what the town thinks is witchcraft. The antagonist of The Crucible, Abigail Williams, is ruthless, cruel, vengeful, and relentless. The court cases allowed her to feel power and strength for the first time in her life.
She is clearly the villain of the play, more so than Parris or Danforth: she tells lies, manipulates her friends and the entire town, and eventually sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is you love me yet! In the beginning of the play, the girls are in the woods dancing, and Abigail drinks a vial of blood which is part of a ritual that Tituba is in charge of. This is the driving force behind his actions in the final act of the play. John Proctor accuses Parris of this several times in the play. The drive to save his life and be reunited with the now pregnant Elizabeth outweighs his desire to maintain his reputation. This event is a major event in the book for John Proctor because his decisions throughout the novel all have the weight of this event on them as he tries to redeem himself.
Proctor is a member of the Puritan religion, which is actually a whole community centered around a specific belief system. Each and every decision that is made is a result of a motive; In the case of John Proctor, everything that he does is in attempt regain the trust, approval and unconditional love of his wife Elizabeth. This gave her an advantage when she tried to manipulate other people. Although weak and tentative, she challenges the Proctors when they forbid her to go to court. One lie can destroy a life.
When Corey refuses to name the person who heard Putnam declare these intentions, Corey is charged with contempt of court and dies when the court orders him to be weighted with stones to coerce him to admit the name. Not only is she good at it, but she is also compulsive; nearly every word that comes out of her mouth is a lie. Tituba Parris' slave from Barbados, Tituba was with the girls when they danced and attempted to conjure the spirits of Ann Putnam's dead children. He likes to think of himself as fair-minded, so it disturbs and angers him to discover that people fear the court. Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams while she worked as a servant in his house.