Character Analysis: The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Kaitlyn Nunn


American Lit and Comp Per 2A

7 December 2015

The Crucible Character Analysis: Abigail

Even though Abigail was a lot younger than John Proctor he still cheated on his wife Elizabeth with her which is lechery and considered a huge sin especially in a city full of Christians. That is where it all started, from that point Abigail became obsessed with John and wanted him to herself, and when he didn 't want her back that 's when Abigail got mad, and started trying to get back at them. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail is a deceptive, selfish, and manipulative because if she wasn’t in this play none of the convictions or deaths would have happened.

Arthur MIller uses two methods of characterization to illustrate Abigail 's deceptive ways. The very beginning where the “bad girls” were in the woods figuratively sets the stage. This scene is considered a spark for the remainder of the play. Parris was telling Abigail that he saw girls dancing (which is not allowed in Salem), naked running through the woods, and Tituba conjuring spells over the fire. This scene symbolizes their want and desire. For Abigail, her desire is referring to her sexual longing for Proctor. He uses what a character says by having Abigail lie to her uncle and the ministers by saying ¨I want to open myself!...I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His
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