Abigail Williams of The Crucible Essay

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Abigail Williams is manipulative and wants everything to go her way. She is the main character and causes trouble everywhere she goes. The Salem Witch Trials is about hearings and prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft. In The Crucible Abigail is a no good villain. Abigail first commits adultery with Elizabeth’s husband. Later on Abigail begins to accuse innocent people of doing witchcraft which causes them to die. Abigail Williams uses the Salem Witch Trials to put out all the resentment she has toward everyone. Abigail commits adultery with Elizabeth’s husband who is John Proctor. In The Crucible John was thirty years of age and Abigail who was just seventeen. Even with a huge age difference Abigail seems to …show more content…
She will always flirt with John whenever Elizabeth was not around. Abigail will talk bad about Elizabeth which shows she has some jealousy toward the couple’s marriage. Abigail would tell John about his wife and say “she is blackening my name in the village; she is a cold sniveling woman”. (Miller 23-24) John tries to end the affair but Abigail will not let him go because she is in love with him. Abigail knew it was a sin to commit adultery with a married man but she never really cared. One day while talking to John, Abigail told him “I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet”! (Miller 24) Abigail begins to accuse innocent people of doing witchcraft. Abigail even tried to kill Elizabeth with a curse. She thought if Elizabeth would die John would marry her. She gets caught doing witchcraft by her Uncle and starts to blame people so she can look innocent. Abigail accuses slaves for making her drink blood and that they performed witchcraft on her. Little did anyone know Abigail induced the slaves into doing witchcraft. She accused Elizabeth Proctor of sending evil spirits and stabbing her with a needle so Elizabeth would be hanged and she could have John. During her false accusations 19 people were hanged and 1 was crushed by rocks in total 20 people died. (Martin) The only reason Abigail was doing this is out of jealousy and revenge she had towards Elizabeth. Abigail lied on Tituba who was

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