• Abigail Williams Life John Proctor
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    In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail draws the interest of the reader as she is a wicked, confident girl who lies to get what she wants. Abigail is an orphan, and after she was exposed as an adulteress, she was expelled form the house by Goody Proctor; therefor, she has little standing in village. John told Abigail that the affair was over and he would never touch her again, but Abigail tri...
  • John Proctors Three Struggles
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    "John Proctor's Struggles" In the drama, "The Crucible" the reader witnesses several characters that undergo different struggles. John Proctor goes through three different struggles in the drama. The three struggles that John goes through are; the stopping of his affair with Abigail, does john go to court, and johns decision to live and tell the truth or to die and to tell a lie. The first struggles that the reader sees is John trying to stop his love affair with Abigail. John had a secrete love...
  • Interesting Facts Of The Crucible
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    Penne e Eagatatt November 22, 2000 English III The Interesting Facts of The Crucible Was The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, just an "irrational fear" (Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Fact & Fiction Par. 1). The panic of Communism during the Cold War and Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist hearings on February 3, 1953 led to this "irrational fear." There are several major differences from the true version of the story and Miller's version. These differences could have made the whole event much mo...
  • Abigail Adams Her Contributions
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    Abigail Adams: Her Contributions Though quiet, sickly, and shy, Abigail Adams, the wife of second president John Adams, helped plant the seeds that eventually led to the concept of women^1 s rights and women^1 s equality with men. For a country which had been founded on the idea of independence for all, these concepts were still considered radical and even ridiculous. Abigail believed that a good education was just as necessary for girls as for boys. This was a departure from the prevailing feel...
  • John Proctor Parris Abigail Conflicts
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    EMOTIONAL CONFLICTS In the play, The Crucible, Author Miller develops numerous conflicts between characters. Miller sets his play in Salem Massachusetts, an environment with which was notoriously known for its witch trials of 1692. As reverend of Salem and father and uncle of initially accused witches, Reverend Parris plays an enormous role in the plot of this story. Young Abigail is the heart and soul of the witch trials, leading all the other girls in the accusations. The strong-willed John Pr...
  • John Proctor Abigail Man People
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    10/5/01 In writing short stories, novels, or plays, there are certain standards the writer comes to meet. He will choose a basic story element to go by; either man versus nature, man versus man, or man versus himself. Then, a setting that is appropriate to the writer is chosen, a place where the writer envisions the story happening. Inevitably the characters are introduced one by one, and the writer tries to convey their personality and instill a mental image for the reader. There have always be...
  • John Proctor Abigail Resentment Character
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    Authur Miller's play, The Crucible, is about the persecution of persons falsely accused of being witches in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices. Abigail Williams, after having had an affair with a married man, begins this cycle of lies and accusations in an attempt to get her lover back. Her character includes both superiority and resentment throughout the play. Miller shows Abigail's superiority as complex from the beginning...
  • Abigail Adams Returned Home
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    Abigail Adams was an amazing American. She was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts colony. In 1764 she married John Adams, who later became the second President of the United States. She was the first president's wife to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744. She lived in Weymouth, MA in the parsonage. It was a big house with many rooms. Abigail lived with her parents William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith. She had two sisters and one brother, Mary, Elizabeth, and...
  • John Proctor Abigail Danforth People
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    In the play 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller, Miller displays how easily people can be fooled by the innocence of youth. He also exposes the gullibility of common people, even people such as Danforth andHathorne, who play the role of the 'wise' judges. A single girl, Abigail, causes the downfall of the whole society. Abigail scares the younger part of the society into submission. The people who must decide the fate of the rest of the society, see only her innocence and truthfulness. Abigail seek...
  • Goody Proctor John Abigail Williams
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    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 between J...
  • Abigail And Elizabeth Opposing Points
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    The Crucible is play that helps to show human nature through a series of events linked through the Salem witch trials. In this play, a group of young teenagers would undermine the religious government and make a mockery of the Salem judicial system. Miller also shows human nature through the development of characters. Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor are foils of each other and have many differences; they would also develop many similar traits. One of the main links between the two women ...
  • Abigail Elizabeth People Girls
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    Abigail and the girls are accusing the people of Salem. The girls knew if they told the truth about what really happened they would get in a lot of trouble. After all of the people are accused the trial goes to the court house (The meeting house). Danforth and hat horne are the judges for this trial. The proctors and Mary warren were really affected by Abigail's actions; Herrick arrested Elizabeth proctor because Abigail accused her of being a witch. Mary warren testified that she put the needle...
  • Abigail Goody Proctor
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    Thursday 3 rd December The Crucible Essays Abigail Williams Abigail's importance in the play is that without her the play would not exist. The play starts with the girls of the village dancing naked in the woods with a fire burning. Then the girls are caught and they all run away. Whilst at this meeting Abigail drinks the blood of a chicken. Her reasons for doing this are as follows. Abigail worked in the Proctor household and then she had an affair with John the master of the house then Elizab...
  • John Proctor Abigail Elizabeth Affair
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    Abigail Williams portrays Miller's affair with the inner voice and guilt. Arthur Miller saw guilt as a habit of mind capable of being over come. It is seen in Abigail who exhausts her conscience to get herself out of trouble by accusing Tit uba, and then to seek revenge on the adults who make her life miserable. Abigail Williams seeks the devotion of John Proctor who was a very proud man, who was considered a leader by many of the town s people. John Proctor's mistake was having an affair with t...
  • Act 1 Abigail Elizabeth Witchcraft Proctor
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    The main characters are Abigail, Mercy, Proctor, Hale, and Elizabeth. Abigail is a girl who accuses many people of witchcraft including Elizabeth. When Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, she comes up with evidence that Abigail accused her as a trick to get ahead in life. Although Abigail and the girls initiate the tragedy, responsibility lies with the whole Salem community. Although Abigail was almost an adult, she still basicly acted like a child, to be seen but not to be heard I think. This ...
  • Abigail Adams Patriot And Women's Rights Advocate
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    During the American Revolution, a patriot was defined as "one who loves, supports and defends one country" (Webster's Dictionary) Most certainly these qualities were reserved exclusively for the male population of the time. In 1776, words such as androgynous, woman's activist did not exist. It is difficult to obtain and explain one simple definition of what a patriotic American was around 1776 and the Declaration of Independence. Therefore how can one person give a simple definition of a patriot...
  • The Crucible John Proctors Dilemma
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    John Proctor's big dilemma is that he knows he can disprove all of Abigail's accusations as well as that of her friends. He is as the saying goes, "Damned if he does damned if he doesn't." He knows Abigail is doing this out of her jealousy of Elizabeth in order to try gaining John Proctor's love. He can put a stop to this and save his wife but at a high price. Proctor must decide about his personal rights or about doing what is good for the public. Since he had the affair with Abigail he knows t...
  • The Evil Forces That Be Abigail Williams
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    The Evil Forces That Be: Ms. Abigail Williams Arthur Miller's thrilling play The Crucible is a shocking tale of the Salem witchcraft trials and the evilness displayed by the main character and accuser, seventeen year old Abigail Williams. This play, often noted to be the most superior drama of all time, weaves a confusing web of characters. Out of all of these characters, Abigail Williams stands out among the rest as a crucial part to this madness. The absurd concoction of a story that Abigail m...
  • Abigail Adams 2 2
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    Abigail Adams was a unique women because she had an education and an interest in politics. She learned how to read and write and enjoyed poems most. She was also very resourceful by helping her husband on difficult problems. Abigail was born on November 11 on the Julian calendar, or November 22 on the modern Gregorian calendar. Abigail had two sisters named Mary and Elizabeth or Betsy. She had one brother named William or Billy. Abigail s name was originally Abigail Smith. Each baby was baptize...
  • Abigail In The Crucible Act 1 1
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    Within the Crucible, there lies a complex story involving the accounts and happenings surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Act 1 of the Crucible sets up the unfolding of events which lead to witch accusations and increasing superstition among the puritan community. The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be ...