Character Analysis: The Salem Witchcraft Trials

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“ I have seen them through their silly seasons, and when it come on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief ”. ( Miller 147) Rebecca Nurse has seen the silly season one too many times, but is this situation the children's silly season? Whether it was their silly season for the children or true witchcraft, the Salem Witchcraft Trials all revolved around 17- year old Abigail Williams. When Abigail feels threatened by Betty Parris, everything changes, for one slip up of the truth could end Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, and many other girls in the small village of Salem when dancing out in the woods with Tituba, Mr. Parris’s slave. Reverend Parris sneaks up on the girls and everything goes downhill. Ruth Putnam and Betty Parris fall unresponsive. Betty is still and worrying her father to death, for he is in fear that possible witchcraft in his daughter could ruin his reputation. When Betty wakes and Abigail is around, Betty immediately brings up the fact that Abigail drank a charm of chicken blood to kill Goody Proctor. When Betty threatens Abigail by bringing up what she has done, Abigail threatens Betty and the other girls. “ I have seen some reddish work done at…show more content…
After the little incident between Abigail, Betty and the other girls, Abigail and John went and talked. Abigail and John have a major past, which is why Abigail wants to kill Elizabeth. Abigail and John had an affair when Abigail was helping around the Proctor house when Elizabeth fell ill. Abigail tries to express her love for Proctor but he is not having it. Abigail is furious at his decisions and will do anything at this point to get him. She takes everything to the next level. Being rejected by the one whom she loves makes her devious mind sprout on the ways she can get him to be
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