Abigail's Vengeance In The Crucible

Abigail’s Vengeance
The witch trials in 1692 were one of the darkest periods in the United States History. The play The Crucible by Arthur Miller takes place during the time of the Salem Witch Trial in Massachusetts. In the trials, many innocent people are being accused of being a witch by bunch of girls hiding a secret of their leader, Abigail Williams. Throughout the story, Abigail Williams wants revenge on Goody Proctor because of her jealousy toward her husband, John Proctor which would lead into using too much her power. Before the play starts, Abigail had an affair with John Proctor. Her desire to have him made her go into the woods and drink a blood charm to kill Goody Proctor. After being caught by her uncle Parris in the woods
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Goody Proctor was arrested by being accused as a witch. John Proctor needed to know some answers from Abigail so they met in the woods to discuss Goody Proctor’s arrest. John Proctor wanted Abigail to tell why she accused his wife as a witch. However, Abigail tries to tell John Proctor she was abused by his wife, Goody Proctor, by her spirit, “ and torture me in my bed while sacred comin’ from their mouths?” (150). Abigail is trying to tell John that his wife is a witch. Abigail is making up to lies to protect herself and using her power to convince him. Therefore John Proctor doesn’t believe her. Abigail tries to tell John her duties by God as, “God gave me the strength to call them liars, and God made men to listen to me, and by God I will scrub the world clean for the love of Him” (150). Abigail tells Proctor God has given her strength to call out the witches in Salem and she has a purpose to clean the world from all the darkness lurking around. Abigail is believing her power has been given by God. Abigail is continuing on using her power and using the divine right of …show more content…
Mary Warren goes to court with Proctor to testified she never saw any spirits at all. This makes the judge, Danforth, believe Abigail might have seen an illusion instead of a ghost. Abigail was going crazy and made a threat saying to the judge, “Let you beware, Mr. Danforth. Think you to be so mighty that the power of Hell may not turn your wits? Beware of it!” (108) Abigail had so much with the idea of “power” in her head this made her threaten the head judge which is a reverend. Also, Abigail began accusing her friend, Mary Warren; who betrayed her as a witch. Proctor tries to help Mary, but Mary so terrified about being accused and of Abigail. She cries out, “You’re the Devil’s man!” (118) To John Proctor. Abigail’s actions on accusing her friend that betrayed her made her, Procter, get charged. Overall, acts of vengeance went very far which led to threatening a reverend and having Proctor getting

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