Essay On Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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In 1692 there was something called witchcraft. Witchcraft start when this young girls claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. There was a book called “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.In The Crucible, Abigail Williams is a static character who is a big part of the chaos. She is the main accuser throughout the Salem witch trials that caused many innocent people to die. The Salem witch trials was a period of time when the village and town of Salem held a series of trials for people suspected of witchcraft. They finally ended when the people of the court admitted that the trials were a mistake. Abigail continues to accuse people until her accusations were suspected to be false. Her actions were based on the same reasons. They were to gain power and respect and to save herself from accusation.
In the Crucible, Abigail Williams is a 17-year-old-girl. She is the niece of Reverend Samuel Parris who caught a number of girls dancing in the woods. Abigail was among them including her cousin, Betty
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Another reason for Abigail’s actions was the need to have power. Before the trials, she was known for being fired by the Proctors. She didn’t have the best reputation in town. After she started accusing people she saw that just by naming other people of witchcraft she gained respect. It bettered her reputation in town. Abigail was a big reason that the trails began. She gave some of the first accusations against people in Salem. Abigail Williams is a static character because her action stays the same throughout the whole book. In the beginning, she was one of the main accusers and in the end, she continued to accuse people and denied any accusations made against her. “I have naught to change, sir. She lies.” When the people in Salem finally started to doubt Abigail’s reliability she fled
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