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Daniel Eaker 11/15/05 In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor said, “Vengeance is walking Salem.” In other words, people in Salem have been accusing other people of being witches for revenge. John Proctor was correct. Some examples of how vengeance was walking Salem are when Abigail Williams accuses Elizabeth Proctor of sending her spirit out and stabbing her in the stomach with a needle and when Mary Warren accused John Proctor of being the devil’s man because he put her in the awkward position of having to testify against Abigail and the girls. Two literary terms that also help prove this to be true are conflict and characterization. To begin with, Abigail Williams can be characterized as being a selfish, vengeful, and smart girl. She wanted John all for herself and to do so, she had do get rid of Elizabeth. An example of how she was vengeful was that she accused Elizabeth of sending her spirit out and putting a needle in her stomach. Abigail and Elizabeth had a conflict because Abigail and John had an affair. Abigail was smart because she used her
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 104 taught by Professor Teta during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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