Abigail Williams Reputation Analysis

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Abigail Williams will lie about anything to cover up her affair with John Proctor whom she tells, “I know how you clutched by back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near” (1.1.548-550). By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria.
Reputation motivates Abigail Williams to accuse others of being a witch. Abigail lied to betty and said that she “told [Parris] everything (1.1.442-443); however, she didn’t tell him how she drunk blood to kill Elizabeth. She doesn’t want the other girls to say anything about what happened in the woods. She is trying to protect herself from getting in trouble. Abigail also tried to blame Tituba to keep the blame off of her: “[Tituba] comes to me every night to go and drink blood” (1.11204-1205). She also had the girls scared of her. Mary Warren is scared to
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She would rather lie and get other people killed then tell the truth. Hathorne asked, “she have robbed you” (4.1.210-211)? She proves again that she can’t be trusted and is a thief because she robbed Reverend Parris of “thirty-one pound” (4.1.212-213). Abigail is a coward and scared that the townspeople will hate her so she leaves town: “Mark it, sir, Abigail had close knowledge of the town, and since the news of Andover has broken here” (4.1.221-223). Overall, anyone can see that Abigail had bad intentions from the beginning and she only cares about herself. By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria. She only wants John Proctor and to take Elizabeth Proctor’s spot. She is so evil that she risked innocent people’s life over a
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