Who Is Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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Arthur Miller was born in Harlem on October 17, 1915, the son of Polish immigrants, Isidore and Augusta Miller. Miller's father had established a successful clothing store upon coming to America, so the family enjoyed wealth; however, this prosperity ended with the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Financial hardship compelled the Miller family to move to Brooklyn in 1929.

The Crucible was a play written by Arthur Miller it is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of Salem that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote this when the United States Government excluded people from being communist. The play was first performed at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway on January 22, 1953, Miller felt that the play …show more content…

The Crucible still remains in society today because of the hysteria of Salem witch trials.The main character in this play is Abigail Williams, Abigail is very manipulative and wants everything to go her way. She is the main character and causes trouble everywhere she goes. The Salem Witch Trials is about hearings and prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft. In The Crucible Abigail is a no good villain. Abigail first commits adultery with Elizabeth Proctor’s husband John Proctor. Later on, she accuses people of doing witchcraft which causes their life. Abigail Williams uses the Salem Witch Trials to put out all the resentment she has towards everyone. From this broad accusation, it shows how weak the human beings really are, and how greediness and to want for personal gaining. Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices. Abigail’s Williams, after having had an affair with John, begins with this cycle of lies to make her feel more important in Salem to feel wanted or even feel as if she was needed. Her character includes both superiority and resentment throughout the play so far and the way she shoes that she is rebelling against the compressed

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