The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible Assessment Imagine being able to hold your enemies in your hands. You had the say whether or whether not they died. You were the one that accused them of being a witch or you were the one that let them live. Abigail had this power in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts cries of witchery were getting out of control. A group of girls were led by Abigail Williams, who led them to accuse 80 people of witchery which resulted in 19 people hanged. These girls and especially Abigail had a very high impact on the outcome of the society and who lived or not. This hoax lasted longer than it should have and many people were harmed by these girls’ horrible actions. The Puritan society was responsible…show more content…
Abigail was younger than an adult so this gave her a not mature view from the town’s perspective. She was now in a group regarding her age. This is the society’s fault for putting individuals in these categories. It gave them no say, or impact in the Puritan society and in their lives also. Because Abigail was placed into these groups, she craved power. Being the ring leader of the girls that cried witch, gave her a position of authority that she had never experienced. Abigail liked this newly found authority, which made her cry witch even more. She now had influence over the people in the town, and the government, something she never knew she could have before. Society and John Proctor are responsible for pinning Abigail as an outsider which had an impact on her choices and actions. Abigail’s gender and age were also a contributing factor to her not having a great impact on her society. These characteristics made her an outsider by the society. She was seen as an outsider to John Proctor because of his distance from her after their affair. Also, John viewed her as being an immature young person, “ABIGAIL. You are no wintry man. I know you, John. I know you. [She is weeping.] I cannot sleep for dreamin’; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find
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