Abigiail Power Develops theme!
hailey and hannah
Abigail's power increased over the group of girls because she threatens to kill them if they mentioned anything about witchcraft. She also has power over Proctors marriage with Elizabeth. So she accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft so she will hang. She a lot of power now over the girls so she makes the girls copy her and start accusing people. Mary Warren says “everyone thinks she's a saint they part the sea when she walks by.” Page 52.
Abigail had a lot of power in court with who got accused because the girls would do anything Abigail did in court for example when they turned against Mary Warren in court and basically bullied her. They also said they saw the “Yellow Bird” or felt the cold wind (Pages 108 and 116) all the girls played along with abigail making everyone believe Abigail and the girls. Abigails power had a big play on many deaths and hangings 19 people were hung total it shows this in the last Scene in the movie when Proctor dies along with Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse that shows that Abigails power ended up killing the man she so called “Loved” in the play.
The Crucible. Dir. Nicholas Hytner. Perf. Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. 20th Century Fox, 1996. DVD.
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Penguin, 1982. Print.