Examples Of Fraud In The Crucible

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Have you ever meet someone that was so bad at lying, but people believed them anyway? Abigail Williams, Mary Warren, and John Proctor, this one’s for you. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible give a new perspective to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. A young girl, Betty Parris, unable to move, is suspected of being afflicted by witchcraft. However, villagers know not of the incident which happened in the woods the night before. Where all the girls of the Village snuck out to the woods and made a potion, with the help of the black slave, Tituba. This potion let the girls have any man that they desired. The girls undressed themselves and danced. In all the commotion, Abigail’s uncle, Reverend Parris, hears their screaming and finds
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Abigail and John had an inappropriate affair, while she was working for him. The wife of John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, dismissed Abigail for this doing. Regardless of his affair, Elizabeth chose to stay with John. Throughout the entire play, the girls turn on the village and blame innocent people, that their parents often selected, of making pacts with the devil and being affiliated with witchcraft. Abigail could no longer live like this, so she stole all of Parris’s money and fled by ship with Mercy Lewis. John Proctor was eventually accused, he refused to confess of associating himself with the devil, many others confessed even though being innocent, they did so in order to save themselves. John Proctor died an innocent man, as did many others. By the end of the trials 24 were killed in total, 19 died by hanging, 4 died in prison, and 1 died by being pressed to death. In The Crucible, many characters change, some for the better, some for the worse, and others undergo no change whatsoever. I’m here to specify how they changed and why they did so. Abigail Williams, Mary Warren, and John Proctor play big roles in The Crucible, I believe they …show more content…
All the girls of the village were scared of her, they knew she was crazy and was capable of doing anything, even murder. “We danced … And that is all … Let either of you breathe a word … about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it.”(P.13). Abigail is a straight savage, she witnessed her parents’ death, where Indians smashed their heads on the pillow next to hers. She is not afraid of anything, and she lets everyone know this. All the girls are intimidated by her. Near the end of the play, executions rates start rising, Abigail soon starts to believe that she will eventually be accused. Not wanting to be hung for lying about the witchcraft, she decides to steal money from her uncle and flee with Mercy. “My niece, sir, my niece-I believe she has vanished … My daughter tells me how she heard them (Abigail and Mercy) speaking of ships last week, and tonight I discover my-my strongbox is broke into … thirty-one pound is gone. I am penniless”(P.55). Parris speaks of Abigail and Mercy being gone and how they took all his money, the village knows not the truthful reason of why they vanished. However, if they did, they would both hang. Abigail changed in a negative way, in the beginning of the play she was a savage and was not afraid to do anything. Towards the end, she

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