Examples Of Abigail Williams Quotes In The Crucible

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The crucible, written by Arthur Miller, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Several girls are discovered dancing in the forest and are accused of witchcraft. Reverend Hale, the “spiritual doctor” is called to Salem and a witch hunt ensues. Knowing that the girls would be punished for what they did, they claim they were possessed by spirits and turn the tables by accusing other people. Abigail Williams has had a hatred for Elizabeth Proctor because she is with her lover, and that is to blame for Abigail conjuring spirits in the first place. To Abigail, John Proctor should be with her and the only thing keeping John from her is Elizabeth. Since Abigail Williams is motivated by her desire for revenge on Elizabeth, her attempt to kill her leads to her giving up and leaving by the end of the play. To Abigail, Elizabeth Proctor is the only thing keeping John and her from being together and her jealousy possesses her to do anything it…show more content…
At this point she will do anything it takes to save herself even if it means getting rid of everyone who she has ever disliked. She feels that her name was started to be blackened in the village and some of these people could go against her. To get revenge on them Abigail accuses other people and confesses to seeing the devil. Tituba tried this and she wasn’t whipped but she was praised. All the focus was taken off her when she started to confess names, and Abigail sees this as a way to do the same for herself. “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 hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!” (pg. 26) Abigail has now even manipulated the most powerful man in the town, Governor
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