The Crucible Essay | The Motivations of Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Thomas Putnam

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The Motivations of Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Thomas Putnam

Summary: A comparison of the personal motives of Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Thomas Putnam in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" and how these motives contributed greatly to the hysteria in Salem.
Personal motives can lead to either good or evil, depending upon the person and their motives. In The Crucible, the small town of Salem is caught up in the mass hysteria of witch trials. Abigail's, Procter's, and Putnam's personal motives are the main cause of this hysteria.

Abigail Williams seems to cause the most hysteria because of her love for Proctor. She tells him that she still loves and wants him, but he responds that he doesn't have any more feelings for her. Her love for Proctor is the main reason behind her saying that she sees witches and spirits. To Abby, the whole court is a facade from which she can shoot at Elizabeth Proctor. Once she is convicted and hanged, Abby plans to take her place.

John Proctor adds to the Salem mayhem by trying to damn himself...

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