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  • Abigail's Revenge
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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 Proctor
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    Tragic Hero Essay The historic happenings of the Salem Witch Trials are told in the story of the Crucible. In the Crucible, the main character is John Proctor. John Proctor is a tragic hero who is a great man but has one single flaw, pride, which will lead to his destruction. John Proctor is considered the to be a great man in Salem. He owns a good piece of land and farms it very well. He is a devoted husband and loving father of three. There are groups and factions that are present in Salem whe...
  • Abigail Adams
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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...
  • Conflict Regarding John Proctor And Reverend Parris
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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...
  • Abigail's Brief Affair With John Proctor
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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 And John
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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 ...
  • Judge Danforth Calls For Abigail
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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 seeks...
  • Relationship Between John Proctor And 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 Jo...
  • The Crucible The Evilness And Selfishness Of Abigail Williams
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    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 with thing...
  • Letters Between Abigail And John Adams
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    John Adams, a Harvard graduate and well-educated politician, married Abigail Smith in October of 1764. She was the daughter of a wealthy minister. Despite the lack of formal education because of illness, Abigail learned to read, write, and converse on level of great dignity. Ten years into their marriage, Mr. Adams was elected into Congress to represent Massachusetts. He was to attend a conference in Philadelphia in August and was going to have to leave Abigail at home with their seven-year-old ...
  • Importance Of Abigail In The Play
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    Thursday 3rd 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 Elizabet...
  • Affair With Abigail
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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...
  • Giles Corey And John Proctor
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    John walls EN 111 College Writing Two honorable men: Giles Corey and John Proctor In the seventeenth century Salem Massachusetts rumors had spread that people were practicing witchcraft and fears and suspicion soon followed. Then, the witch-hunts and trials resulted from all this talk of witchcraft. During the Salem trials, it would be impossible to defend ones position if accused of being a witch or if one had to try and defend a witch. But, Giles Corey and John Proctor are able to defy the imp...
  • John As Witches
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    I believe that Abigail Williams was a symptom of what was wrong with Salem society. I think that it was a mixture of her background, her personality and living in an oppressive society that made her cause the witch hunts. The Puritan society of Salem was oppressive. There was no room for individuality. The theocracy in Salem was assembled to protect the people from everything unholy and as fears grew of attacks by Red Indians everything that could lead to disunity was outlawed. This had the oppo...
  • John Adams Response To Abigail's Letter
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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...
  • John S Lust For Abigail
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    2. Miller said, ! ^0 The form, the shape, the meaning of The Crucible were all compounded out of the faith of those who hanged.! +/- Explain what he means and how his meaning is evident in the play. During the play, many innocent lives were sacrificed, such as John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey, and many others of the village.! +/- This quote by miller indicates how the play was based on the sacrifices of the characters that were killed during the play. The plot of the play was based on go...
  • Elizabeth And John Proctor
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    The Crucible Topic One The Crucible is defined as a serve test or trial. The Crucible is about the Salem Witchcraft trials. Elizabeth Proctor is a sweet, loving woman, who has been through some tough times with her husband, John. She has 3 children, and she has been sick for some time. Rev. Hale is a man who has come to Salem to do some research on the things going on around in Salem. John Proctor is a man who works around on his farm to keep it looking good. He has done a bad sin with Abigail W...
  • John And Elizabeth
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    The Crucible by Arthur Miller, some of the characters showed courage when the live's of their loved ones were at risk. One of the main character's in the play was John Proctor. He showed courage when his wife, Elizabeth was accused of being a witch. When John found out that it was Abigail Williams, John's mistress, who accused Elizabeth he said, "Fear nothing. I'll find Ezekiel Cheever. I'll tell him that it was all sport". (p. 61, Proctor). Being it was Abigail who had accused Elizabeth made it...
  • Their Good Names
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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...
  • June 17 John Quincy And Abigail
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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 baptized...

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