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Abigail's Lies In The Crucible

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Have you ever heard the saying that, “you cannot turn a whore into a housewife”? That is exactly what Abigail Williams wanted John Proctor to do. Abigail, mistress of John, tried her best to use her lying, manipulating, and whore-like ways to get herself out of trouble; not only with John, but all throughout the community. She constantly displayed her despicable ways all during the whole play. Most of all, Abigail was a liar; all within the play, she revealed all of her lying ways. For instants, in the beginning of the play, when the girls were caught dancing in the forest by Rev. Paris, Abigail announced that none of the girls had participated in witchcraft, "We never conjured spirts," (page 915) she said. This was one of the lies that she told to deceive the people of the town into thinking that the meeting in the forest wasn't devious. Then, Abigail began to tell lie after lie. Once farther questioned by Rev. Hale this time, Abigail started to turn the tables on her friends of the village, "She made me do it! …show more content…

She sleeps with John Proctor and becomes emotionally attached to him more and more as they continue to sneak around. She told him, "I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near." (Page 922) Abigail made this statement as John Proctor was attempting to leave their relations behind and just focus on his wife, but she was stuck on it just being him and her. John was the only man that she wants to be with; she held fell in love with a married man! Abigail was so young and naive, that she really believed that John had loved her. "I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart," (page 922) she said to indicate that she wanted the spot of Elizabeth, John's wife, since she had been with him since a very young age and had been introduced to "real

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