Did Abigail Williams Change The Hysteria In The Crucible

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Changing the Salem Hysteria
Arthur Miller writes a play called The Crucible. In the play, there is a mass hysteria about witchcraft, all started by a group of girls lying about dancing in the woods. The people accused questioned and hanged if they did not confess. Two people that could have stopped the hysteria are Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor.
The first character that could have stopped the hysteria is Abigail Williams. If she would have stuck to the real story and had been truthful, and if she didn’t accuse Tituba, it could have stopped. Abigail says, “She made me do it! She made Betty do it!” (p. 592). This passage shows that if she were to tell them the truth, then people would not have been hanged and the situation would not
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