However, Hale is also naive and easily manipulated, and these serious character flaws cause him to foolishly believe false evidence, leading to the execution of innocent victims who died for crimes they did not commit. She participates in the witch trials by pretending to see spirits and falsely accusing individuals of witchcraft. Additionally, it explains that the claims of witchcraft being made by Abigail are purely out of vengeance… a vengeance that Proctor brought upon himself. She goes along with Abigail and the girls by falsely accusing others of witchcraft; however, she later admits that she was lying. This is more like an element of twentieth century entertainment than of a theocracy in 1692, but Miller has to appeal to his audience to make the play popular in 1953.
There were only two people lower than them in status, and that would be Abigail and Tituba because Abigail was an orphan, and Tituba a black slave. Warshow 114 It also makes Abigail seem like a cold, calculated adult. Susanna Walcott Susanna is one of the girls whom Parris found dancing in the woods, and a confidant of Abigail. Close to the End of the play her intentions for both her and Proctor result in disastrous circumstances because John ends up being accused of witchcraft because of the twist of fate from Elizabeth lying about why she really fired Abigail. Putnam, Rebecca Nurse is charged with the supernatural murder of Putnam's children, who were each stillborn. A large part of the submissiveness was gained by her ability to manipulate others, especially those she knows well.
Without interesting characters, the audience would not only be confused by each unimportant character, but possibly puzzled by the plot, disinterested in the theme and ideas, and worst of all, bored by the entire story. I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss his hand. These changes become evident in John Proctor, whose motivations behind his actions sprout from the emotional and spiritual wounds that he self-inflicted while committing to adultery. However, she possesses shrewd insight and a capacity for strategy that reveal maturity beyond that of most other characters. And well she might, for I thought of her softly. Judge Hathorne Hathorne is the judge who presides over the Salem witch trials.
As a result, she sees no folly in her affair with Proctor. He represents both the cowardice and courage that Miller sees in everyone in the play, and in the world, caught in dangers beyond their control. Despite her accusations, Abigail is an unabashed liar who charges witchcraft against those who oppose her, even Elizabeth Proctor in an attempt to take her place as Proctor's wife. These admirable qualities often lead to creativity and a thirst for life; however, Abigail lacks a conscience to keep herself in check. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time—we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. He can either confess to a crime he is innocent of to save himself from execution, or die proclaiming his innocence. Of course, Elizabeth Proctor is charged with witchcraft.
He was also involved in a land dispute with Francis Nurse, whose wife Rebecca is accused of witchcraft. Giles Corey An irascible and combative old resident of Salem, Giles Corey is a comic figure in The Crucible whose fate turns tragic when he unwittingly effects his wife's charge for witchcraft when he wonders aloud about the strange books she reads at night. He does this in order to invent an adulterous relationship between Abigail and John Proctor. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall. Abigail thinks nothing of the fact that she condemns innocent people to die; those people merely serve as necessary instruments for her use in the fulfillment of her plan.
Throughout the play, Abigail speaks using deceitful language in her constant quest for power. Throughout the play, Reverend Hale is manipulated by other characters and shows his fallibility by making several errors of judgment. The Ultimate Schemer One of the main characters of the play The Crucible, Abigail Williams, is the most spiteful and least complex character throughout the entire play. You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is you love me yet! She instigates the witch trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. Never did he let his name become corrupted. Rovere 2632 Proctor feels she is good and pure, unlike his adulterous self, and does not want to tarnish her good name and the names of his other innocent friends by implicating them.
Although 83 years old, he is ridiculed and blamed for things that go wrong. She wants one thing and one thing only, John Proctor, a married man. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. The language of the play is almost biblical, and Abigail seems like a biblical character—a Jezebel figure, driven only by sexual desire and a lust for power. This included one for Sunday and the others for weekdays and workdays.
A witness claims to have heard Putnam say Ruth's accusations helped him obtain land. Though she lies in an attempt to protect her husband, it actually ends up damning him. This offers an easily theatrical motive for one of his characters. Reverend Hale Minister in Beverly. Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! In Act One her skills at manipulation are very noticeable. The girls find themselves stuck in a trap of their own making, and in the witchcraft game until the end. This could have been a pivotal.
The reasons the villains select the people they do for condemnation are both simple and clear. Of each of the seven, there is always one character that is the worst sinner of that particular vice. Abigail would have worn a linen shift under a bodice laced tightly almost everyday. In a neat literary twist, Elizabeth's positive qualities are also her negative ones. The reason Abigail drinks the blood is to complete the ritual to kill Elizabeth Proctor.
She said this to leave an impression on the others. When the suspicion of witches begins, Corey unthinkingly says something about his wife reading books, and hiding them from him, which was somehow disrupting his prayers. Thus, she first accuses the town drunk and vagrant, knowing that society is already predisposed to convict them. John Proctor is a character from the Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, Throughout the play he changes from being a troubled, self-exiled, sinner to becoming a person of high moral standards. She is clearly the villain of the play, more so than Parris or Danforth: she tells lies, manipulates her friends and the entire town, and eventually sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. Ruth Putnam The Putnams' daughter.