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Abigail Get Revenge In The Crucible

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During the Salem Witch Trials in 1690, were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people being accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts. The Crucible, was an interesting book written at this time by Arthur Miller. In The Crucible, there are a couple themes that can be supported in the book. Many may believe that the theme is that Intolerance demanded that religion is to be strictly obeyed because the judges were strict and enforced that religion. On the other hand, the most important theme in the book is that revenge points you into a direction that makes you do and claim things you shouldn't do that would make you regret it later on, you see this going on with Elizabeth and Abigail. Abigail gets revenge on Elizabeth by accusing her of witchcraft,…show more content…
Abigail has motives to accuse Elizabeth. One of those motives is that Abigail is in love with John Proctor, Elizabeth’s husband, and she is most likely convince that John loves her. “You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” (Miller 24). If Elizabeth was to be sentenced, Abigail would assume that John would love her. Another motive is that Abigail has created a lie that she is unable to get herself out of, she grasps to whatever redemption she finds, like dragging an innocent person down - Elizabeth - to save…show more content…
Abigail has already shown that she is a heartless person, who always wants her way, no matter who she hurts. She threatens Betty and the other girls in Act 1. “Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ heads on the pillow next to mine, and I have seem some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!’ (Miller 20). Abigail and the other girls are called ‘officials of the court’ for their testimony, much of which consists of lying since they were threatened to not say anything. Abigail is also aware that Proctor knows that the girls are lying in their testimony. John has to be more careful of what he
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