Comparison between Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in the 1690â€™s, revolves around the witchcraft hysteria and human vengeance that plague Salem and which split the town into those who use the trials for their own ends and those who desire the good of the society. It is this paradox which we find to be a major theme of The Crucible: good versus evil. In order to keep the community together, members of that community believe that they must in some sense tear it apart. Miller relates the intense hysteria and vengeance over the integrity of the Puritan community to their belief that they are in some sense a chosen people who will forge a new destiny for the world.
In this play there are two leading ladies, I will be comparing is the Comparison between Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams. They have a lot of similarities in character and attributes but, their motives are far different from each others. Abigail Williams in this play is the evil. We see this very clearly through her character flaws as she is her jealousy, non-religious, lustful revengeful and self-interest. She shows this through out the play. She is the wrong of the play while Elizabeth on the other hand is the right. Elizabeth has a loving caring selfless religious and forgiving character. She is the right in this story of Good against Evil.
But they do share some similarities such as they are both liars. We see Elizabeth lie in court to protect her husbandâ€™s reputation and name, his name which he describes as â€œit is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!â€ Elizabeth lies for she wants her husband to keep his good name which took him all the years of his life to earn. She could have saved herself but instead she lied in open court and against her religion which...