Essays Tagged: "Abigail Williams"

Arthur Miller's The Crucible

reader in Act I. His most glaring moral fault is his having committed an act of adultery with young Abigail Williams. As soon as he sees her, his face betrays a faint smile. This is evidence that Abig ... ustful desires that led him to sin in the first place. This idea is reinforced by his looking up at Abigail's window, "burning in his loneliness", as Abigail describes it. In many respects John Procto ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

fear in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

ves manipulating the hysteria of a crowd to fulfill one's desires. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Abigail Williams and other characters spread a fear of witches in the Puritan town of Salem. The fea ... rucible contains many important events that precede the madness that ensues by the end of the play. Abigail Williams, for instance, has a love affair with John Proctor, and wants Proctor to leave his ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is an essay relating the Red Scare of the 1950's and Arthur Miller's The Crucible

steria to spread.Arthur Miller's The Crucible and the Witch Trials began with a few young children, Abigail Williams, Marry Warren and Mercy Lewis, accusing some of the town's women of dancing and cha ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Abigail's desires and actions. Main characetr in Arthur MIller's "The crucible"

selfish and evil ways, causes the destruction of many people in the town ofSalem. This character is Abigail Williams. In the play, jealousy, and self-interest are the two characteristics that are seen ... eristics that are seen constantly throughout theplay. These characteristics pertain particularly to Abigail, and give a graphicdescription of her life, and how she deals with things in it. Throughout ...

(3 pages) 61 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

gnorance. Also important to the play is how Arthur Miller depicts how one selfish, evil person like Abigail Williams can bring others down and make others follow her to commit evil acts. These evil ac ... th Proctor, and Rebecca Nurse who cannot fight the accusations made against them by those following Abigail. Those following Abigail are considered to be holy men that are full of honesty and justice, ...

(6 pages) 109 1 3.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

What were the changes in John Proctor's character throughout the play "The Crucible"? ( Arthur Miller)

inally at peace with himself.In Act I, John Proctor displayed his guilt about having an affair with Abigail Williams, a young girlof seventeen 'with an endless capacity for dissembling.' Proctor convi ... man that had done wrong, and to have respect for himself once again, he must break off all ties withAbigail. When Abigail mentioned to Proctor the relationship she and he once had, he said to her,'No, ...

(8 pages) 116 1 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Crucible" by Miller, and salem witch trials of 1692

idden behind the sacred crusade of Rev. Parris and the petty jealousies and hates of thePutnams and Abigail Williams is a community that is far removed from the originalintention of Gov. Winthrop and ... spread through thecommunity fanned by the accusations made by several young girls, this group led byAbigail Williams. The judges ignored the ban on the 'spectral evidence' and manyelderly women were a ...

(9 pages) 126 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

The Crucible, THe affects of peer pressure from one to another.

lp the girls. But in order to help them, they have to confess to witchery. Without a second thought Abigail Williams confesses to being a witch, knowing she is not. Not only does she confess, but she ... does she confess, but she makes the other girls involved confess also.When the other girls saw that Abigail was not being punished for her acts, they decided to follow the leader. One by one the other ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible. The question is how do greed and private motives of characters play a part in the novel and have consequences that extend into the lives of all the Salemites. Includes direct quotations.

xpressing these horrid events. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Reverend Parris, Thomas Putnam, and Abigail Williams have personal motives, which have consequences that extend far beyond their own liv ... h trials even though he knew they were wrong. For his own selfish reasons, he started agreeing with Abigail Williams about people being possessed by the Devil and started accusing innocent people of w ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.1 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salem Witchcraft By lilangelgirl1420

main job was to look after the family's nine-year-old daughter Betty and her eleven-year-old cousin Abigail Williams. Tituba entertained the girls with tails of voodoo magic that she learned in the We ...

(2 pages) 81 1 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Book Report of "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller

t, which soon led to ridiculous accusations of innocent people. The main instigator of the story is Abigail Williams, a teenage girl who fell in love with a married man, John Proctor. Abigail feels th ... etween being together with John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor's wife. Because of this, Abigail begins her plot of accusing Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch. At first, Abigail begins acc ...

(4 pages) 104 2 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is an analysis of John Proctor from Aurthur Miller's "The Crucible" It shows how important morals are in John Proctors life and in Puritain Society

y believes that a life of deception is not worth living.As John Proctor gets out of his affair with Abigail Williams, John is making a tough decision. John's wife Elizabeth respects his decision becau ... fe Elizabeth respects his decision because she knows that he could have left her and went away with Abigail. John admits that he "Lusts" for Abigail and tells the court the truth about the affair with ...

(2 pages) 139 4 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why John Proctor is the fair and noble character in the book "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

cause Proctor seems to be very religious, he really loves his wife and he confesses his affair with Abigail Williams to Elizabeth; furthermore he later refuses to be with Abigail, this makes him a ver ... nfident consideration.Another proof that John Proctor is fair can be seen in his former affair with Abigail Williams, the servant to the Perris-household. She was once in love with him, but they broke ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Presence of Pride in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

and. His wife, Elizabeth, has pride in her ability to use the trials as an ultimate revenge against Abigail Williams. John Hale is the "expert" on witches his pride springs from his extensive knowledg ... is in contrasts with frenzy at the end of act one. Elizabeth is trying to make her husband turn in Abigail as a witch. She seems sly about it and this exposes her pride. She has pride that she is abl ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Characters of the Crucible

, Elizabeth was a cold hearted woman; she never forgives her husband John for having an affair with Abigail Williams. She was always uneasy with the thought of John being alone with her again. Every t ... some goodness in himself, and that he realizes that he did something wrong by having an affair with Abigail. As the play progresses, Proctors actions and thoughts alter significantly.Finally, the char ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".

Describe Abigail Williams' character in relation to her conduct in the woods, her attitude towards the girls ... ut Elizabeth Proctor, her conversation with John Proctor, and her accusiations at the end.Responce: Abigail is a character with many facets to her personality, as do all the characters in Authur Mille ... hip is over. She is even more immature in her treatment of Goody Proctor. Betty clearly states that Abigail "drank a potion to kill Goody Proctor" (Miller 836). She also condemns both Proctors when sh ...

(2 pages) 55 1 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Crucible."

of mass hysteria in a period of time in which men dominated women. However, Arthur Miller portrays Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Procter as two women with drastic roles to play. John Procter is a ma ... e many characters in the novel, but the three that appeared to be most important were John Procter, Abigail Williams, and Elizabeth Procter. John Procter was a farmer in his mid 30's who was married t ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A brief overview (1368 words) of the Salem Witch Trials. Very informative.

Parris. Parris was married, and had one daughter, Betty, 9, but also cared for his orphaned niece, Abigail Williams who was 12. Rev. Parris forbid Betty and Abigail from playing games with other chil ... nsidered witchcraft. Such books were especially popular among adolescent girls, just like Betty and Abigail. In Essex County in particular, girls liked to form small circles to practice the fortune te ...

(5 pages) 172 3 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The witchcraft trials brought to the surface underlying tensions and resentments that existed within the townspeople of Salem.

being able to fully, and outwardly express their true feelings through the pretension of witchcraft.Abigail Williams shows resentment and her true feelings throughout the play by the pretence of witch ... Proctor of witchcraft. Her resentment intensifies when Proctor tells the court about their affair. Abigail's bitterness is apparent through her words and action's, which leads to not only John Procto ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller and also discusses the four themes, hypocrisy, authority, guilt, and hysteria.

om suspicion. This coincidence only helps exceed the villagers' beliefs of supernatural possession. Abigail Williams, the prime motivator behind these series of events, takes this opportunity to accus ... is space so agonistic to man."The theme of hypocrisy comes into play when Reverend Parris questions Abigail about her actions in the woods. She denies any unlawful activity, including anything involvi ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American