Abigail Williams Fault In The Crucible

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The play ‘’The Crucible’’ by Arthur Miller displays the importance of one taking responsibility for one’s action. It expresses in great detail how the inability of one person to stand up to their own mistakes can lead to deadly circumstances. Also just how much lies,deceit and pure evil can result in such terrible situations. In this play, Abigail Williams is very much to blame for many tragic deaths which is demonstrated by her many cruel actions, reminding the audience that one person can destroy an entire society. Abigail’s choice to cast a spell to kill Goody Proctor demonstrates her irrational love for Proctor which leads to the demise of the community. Love is the main motivation to all the evil decisions Abigail has made. ‘’John- I am waitin for you every night’’ ( Miller28) expresses how madly in love Abigail was with John. Her undying infatuation with John Proctor is what encouraged all of the sabotage and lies from …show more content…

Along with love being a main encouragement for all of Abigail’s dishonesty, fear also plays a huge role. ‘’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’’ (Miller18) shows how far Abigail will go if anyone even dares to tell the truth. When Abigail got caught by her uncle when dancing and doing witchcraft naked in the woods, she knew her consequences were for a fact going to be nothing short of brutal. If she told the truth, she would be executed and her name would be tarnished in the community. Abigail decided to choose a selfish solution to her problem rather than taking responsibility for her actions. Instead of accepting the fact that she got caught, she decided to manipulate and lie her way out of

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