Abigail Williams In The Crucible By Aurthur Miller

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Many authors use specific themes to develop their purpose in their literature. Aurthur Miller focuses on the theme of character motivation in his historic play The Crucible. Abigail is a character in the play who is very manipulative towards others to get what she wants. Abigail does not care about what she has to do to get rid of Elizabeth Proctor, and to be with John Proctor. The girls in the play go along with Abigail to keep the lie of witchcraft going on. Things in the play get out of hand because of all the power Abigail wants. Abigail Williams is in love with John Proctor. The two of them, while Abigail was for John and Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth sent Abigail out on the road when she found out about the Affair. Abigail has had an obsession with John ever since John clutched her back and when he starts sweating like a stallion when ever he is near her. Abigail is falling head over heels for John and does not want Elizabeth in the picture. Abigail is always threatening the girls that she was dancing with in the woods with. She threatens the girls so they would not tell…show more content…
Mary Warren is willing to testify that Abigail and the girls are lying about seeing the devil in the woods. When Mary goes to testify Abigail lies about Mary’s spirit coming to attack her in the court. Mary realize she is being turned on she accuses John of seeing the devil that is when he is arrested for witchcraft. Getting John arrested is not what Abigail wanted, Abigail has gone too far. Abigail wants power and only thinks about saving herself and to be with John Proctor. Abigail lets all the secrets and lies get to her head causing the love of her life to die. Abigail does nothing but run away from her problems. Her wanting Proctor resulted in nothing which caused many innocent people to die. She did not get what she wanted and the only thing she did was create a big
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