This thesis is about the reasons and consequence of Abigail Williams?
lie. It is based on Arthur Miller?s play, The Crucible, a play of the seventeenth
century Puritans who were involved in witch-hunts and witch trials in Salem,
Massachusetts in 1692. The main character, Abigail Williams holds an important
role of everything that happened in her community. I am interested in discussing
why Abigail lies and what are the consequences of her lies in the society. Asides
from applying the theory of characterization and conflict, I also use the concept of
lie to analyze why Abigail lies and the consequences of her lies in the society.
From the analysis, I find that lie can be used by Abigail as a tool to survive and
gain power. Abigail?s lie can make the court unable to see the truth and lie. A
simple lie can blur the line between truth and lie. As a result, lie becomes truth.
The court gives the death penalty to the innocent people and the court has to face
the consequence that is being distrusted by the citizen.
(11404003) CINDY NATALIA KOMALA
(82-010) Liliek Soelistyo
(86-012) Jenny Mochtar Djundjung
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 2009
1. AMERICAN DRAMA-20TH CENTURY-STUDY AND TEACHING
lie, power, witchery, distrust
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 01011910/ING/2009; Cindy Natalia (11404003)
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