Examples Of Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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The crucible was a play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller speaking on witch trials of salem in Massachusetts. The play is about a girl named abigail williams who falls in love with a man named john proctor who happens to be married. Abigail is is made out to be the leader of a group of girls caught up in these witch trials. Arthur miller tries his best to portray the emotions actions and feelings of these caught up in the drama of these trials.
Abigail Williams started as the first of many of the accused of witchcraft.She stayed with her uncle and her cousin. One night Abigail was found dancing in the middle of the woods with a couple of other girls. Abigail’s cousin Betty had became sick soon after and people questioned Abigail’s actions. Soon after she starts to tell lies, and manipulate her friends and the entire town. Little …show more content…

His wife Elizabeth proctor comes to his rescue when he is accused by saying “He never drinks and he always works”.(Miller 70). John might have been a good husband he has many flaws like skipping church just to find work. Also he had an affair with abigail williams. Proctor did succumb to sin and commit adultery; however, he lacks the capacity to forgive himself. Once he acknowledges his affair with Abigail, proctor effectively labels an adulterer and loses his good name. He dreads revealing his sin because guilt and regret already overwhelm him. Proctor goes to court armed with three main weapons. There's Abigail's admission to him that there was no witchcraft. Also, he has Mary Warren's testimony that she and the other girls have been faking everything. Last (but not least) he's prepared to admit that he and Abigail had an affair. This would stain her now saintly reputation and discredit her in the eyes of the court. Between the wily machinations of Abigail and the bullheadedness of the court but he fails at winning the

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