The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

1059 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, expressed many different characters with dissimilar intentions and motivations in great length. These dramatic emotions tied along with greed and desire allowed this playwright to come to life and create an overall exhilarating read for the audience. Most characters in this play have important roles that demonstrate their true incentive in what they will get out of this huge mess of hysteria. The character of Abigail is very interesting to touch upon. This young girl is quite insane with her deep love and passion toward an older man named John Proctor. They had an affair one time and now she is completely attached to him. However, John did not want anything more out of that. Throughout this play. it is shown that her love towards him is in fact dangerous. She shows her motivation in multiple instances that she is willing to do anything to take the place of John’s wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Abigail declares to Proctor about Elizabeth saying, “...She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a-” (page 23-24). This quote describes Abigail 's hatred and anger. She is worried about her reputation in the village and her jealousy for John is getting out of control. This leads up to the part where she accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft. Doing this will allow Abigail to sneak her way into John’s life and take the Elizabeth’s position. This whole situation is what first initiated the mass…

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