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Thursday, 2nd December 2010

Objective: Can I evaluate how a character develops throughout a play?

Abigail

What do we think of Abigail?
Arrogant
Self-Centred/ Self Obsessed
Manipulative
Seductress
Powerful/ Dominating
Vindictive/ Spiteful


Abigail's status and background before the play
Used to work for the Proctors
She was a maid (lower…

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What is Abigail's behaviour like?
Determined
Cool and calm liar
Dramatic
Pretentious
Merciless
Vengeful
Confident
Strong
Brilliant at acting
Convincing
Manipulative

What is the role of Abigail in the play?
Takes advantage of unholy activities (prostitution, adultery)
Uses Salemites in her short but powerful reign of power
By the end,…

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Wednesday, 8th December 2010

Objective: Can I evaluate the different types of power used in a text and make decisions on which is
most dominant?

Danforth

McCarthyism
Originally coined to criticize the anti-Communist pursuits of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
The term is now also used to describe the making of…

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Thursday, 9th December 2010

Objective: Can I analyse how writers orchestrate character growth, development and interaction
within the play?

Abigail




What allows Abigail to feel she can get away with the lies?
Confident speaker so no reason to doubt her
Affair between her and John Proctor is unknown to the…

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