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Abigail v.s. Elizabeth

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Aliza Charbonneau

on 11 April 2011

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Transcript of Abigail v.s. Elizabeth

Abigail Williams Elizabeth Proctor
v.s
"Villain Extraordinaire" Liar Manipulative Abigail manipulates her friends and the entire town, and eventually sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. Jealous
Throughout the hysteria, Abigail’s motivations never seem more complex
than simple jealousy and a desire to have revenge on Elizabeth Proctor. Selfish
Abigail accuses innocent people of witchcraft just so she can be with John Proctor. Abigail's Character Traits Abigail manipulates her friends and the entire town, and eventually sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. Elizabeth's Charater Traits: virtuous Cold
Selfless
Elizabeth is selfless because she did not try to stop John from being hanged. She knew that he was happy with himself. She knew that he would either live with himself as a liar or die knowing he told the truth Revengeful
Abby took revenge on Elizabeth for firing her and she
took revenge on the town for John denying her. Forgiving
Elizabeth was a very forgiving woman. It would be hard to forgive any man that cheated. Elizabeth is especially cold in the beginning of the story... She's got good reason to be, though, because her husband had an affair with Abigail. Elizabeth has many positive qualities. She is a virtuous woman who is steadfast and true. Quotes by Abigail
BETTY: You drank blood, Abby! You didn't tell him that!
ABIGAIL: Betty, you never say that again! You will never-
BETTY: You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!
ABIGAIL, smashes her across the face: Shut it! Now shut it! We learn the true motives behind Abigail’s actions, even as she tries to get the girls to agree on a story to protect herself. She uses the threat of violence Quotes By Elizabeth
PROCTOR: I am only wondering how I may prove what she [Abigail] told me, Elizabeth. If the girl’s a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove she’s fraud, and the town gone so silly. She told it to me in a room alone-I have no proof for it.
ELIZABETH: You were alone with her?
PROCTOR, stubbornly: For a moment alone, aye.
ELIZABETH: Why, then, it is not as you told me.
PROCTOR, his anger rising: For a moment, I say. The others come in soon after.
ELIZABETH, quietly-she has suddenly lost all faith in him: Do as you wish, then. She starts to turn.
PROCTOR: Woman. She turns to him. I'll not have your suspicion any more.
ELIZABETH, a little loftily: I have no –
PROCTOR: I'll not have it!
ELIZABETH: Then let you not earn it.
(II.65-74) Because of Proctor’s earlier deceit, Elizabeth can’t trust him, no matter how much she would like to. By Aliza Charbonneau and Brittni Watkins One of their major similarities is they both love John Proctor.
Elizabeth loves him because he was her husband, they have shared their lives together, and they have children together. Abby loves him for the lust. She only wants him because she knows she cannot have him. They might both love him, but for very different reasons. Elizabeth loves him for all the right reasons, while Abby loves him for selfish reasons. Religion is one way they are different. Abigail does several things in the play that were against her religion.
Elizabeth was a good Puritan. She was conservative and would not lie. The only time she lied was to protect her husband. She dances in the forest She lies in court and she could be considered a murderer. Abigail gets countless people killed by breaking her religion.
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