Who is to
BlameCulprit in Arthur Miller's CrucibleA big ego often leads to
people doing things they know they shouldnt in return for what
benefits them. Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible, shows
what can happen to a whole town when one young girl Named Abigail
Williams performs witchcraft, causing chaos in the town of Salem.
Secrets are kept throughout the citizen in fear their reputations
would be ruined. Many have claimed, the bonds of love between
individuals that are "the foundations of any society."(Bigsby)
Abigail and John had made a sin through lust, causing a big impact
on their society. In Arthur Miller's Crucible, Abigail Williams is
responsible for the mess in Salem.Arthur Miller portrays Abigail as
a young woman who
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In order to get what she wanted, she had pulled a group of friends to get involved in it, which they willingly obeyed Abigail in fear she would accuse them next. Many of her friends began to slowly fall apart because the guilt was taking over their minds. One of them had said, Shell kill me for sayin that! Abbyll charge lechery on you, Mr. Proctor!(Miller) Mary Warren feared that if she were to tell the truth, that the other girls would accuse her for witchcraft, and have her hung. It is hard to say who the hero is in this play, but the ones who know the truth and try and explain seem to be at war with Abigail and the other girls. One might say, it is unfortunate that the play itself aligns a group of heroes against a group of villains."(Budick) Abigail and her group of girls are the villians in this play, having men and women wrongfully hung to save show more content
Arthur miller included, The Crucible was Giles Corey's refusal to answer his indictment for witchcraft in order to preserve his land for his sons' inheritance.(Marino) Many of the citizens felt witchcraft was among them but had never spoke up, causing them to become suspect. Many people in the town of Salem feel guilty for not speaking up until their wives were accused. If Abigail had not tried to go after Elizabeth Proctor, the town of Salem would remain sane rather than the chaos created.Works CitedBigsby, Christopher. "The Crucible." Drama Criticism, edited by Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 31, Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420082430/LitRC?u=wylrc_wyomingst&sid=LitRC&xid=2bd5b992. Accessed 31 Jan. 2018. Originally published in Arthur Miller: A Critical Study, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 147-171. Budick, E. Miller. "History and Other Spectres in Arthur Miller's The Crucible." Drama Criticism, edited by Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 31, Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420082421/LitRC?u=wylrc_wyomingst&sid=LitRC&xid=8788187c. Accessed 31 Jan. 2018. Originally published in Modern Drama, vol. 28, no. 4, Dec. 1985, pp.
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