Fear In The Crucible

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Fear instills a very powerful emotion, it resides as a very strong motivation and a tool to change people and their opinion. The more intense the fear the more it affects behavior; mood; and life. According to the Bible, “ Abraham, when God tested him, said, “take Isaac, your only son , whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him as a burnt offering on the mountain that I shall show you. “ Abraham had a choice to complete the task or to refuse to comply to God’s order. He resigned himself to the task a half day journey, and the loss of his son. “ He said nothing to Sarah; he said nothing to Eliezer, who after all, could understand him, for did not the nature of temptation extract him a pledge of silence? He split the firewood;…show more content…
” Abigail brings the other girls into the court, and where she walks the crowd will part like the sea of Israel. And folk are brought before them, and if they scream and howl and fall to the floor --- the person’s clapped in the jail for bewitchin’ them”( Act 2, P.50). Abigail is feared by Elizabeth. She manipulates people lives to try and get her own way. Likewise, Hale was scared of everything that Abigail was doing and he had no trust for her. “ Hale: what sort of soup were in this kettle, Abigail?. Abigail: why, it were beans and lentils, I think, and --- . Hale: Mr. Parris, you did notice, did you, any living thing in the kettle? A mouse, perhaps, a spider, a frog? ( Act 1,P.39). Hale had fear for Abigail attitude and what she was doing, and now he notice that there is something in the soap moving that she made. On the other hand, Cheever was trying to stand with Abigail in court when they were talking to judge Danforth. “Abigail: Goody Proctor always kept poppets…. Cheever: when I spoke with Goody Proctor in that house, she said she never kept no poppets. But she said she did keep popets when she were a girl (Act 3,P.96).” Cheever trying to show that Abigail is right and Goody Proctor had a poppet in her life and this poppet might be the same one that they found in Proctor

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