Examples Of Abigail Williams To Blame For The Crucible

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Have you ever encountered a person who just seemed to care about themselves, kept things secret, or even put the blame on others? In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail is a mean and vindictive person who always wants her way no matter who she hurts. Her lies and accusations cause a lot of people pain and suffering. She never cared about any of them except for John Proctor because she had an affair with him. Although Abigail Williams is most to blame for the Salem witchcraft trials, another culprit is Reverend Parris.. For example, he is quick to blame those who didn’t like him. This proves the argument because if he weren’t to blame anyone. Other people would’ve blamed him. Nevertheless, Abigail Williams has far more evidence in order to put the …show more content…

For example, she quotes “Let either of you breathe a word or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you!” (Miller #1244). In the beginning of the play, Abigail and the girls were dancing in the forest and drank blood. This is something they aren’t supposed to do and if one of the girls tell the town what happened. They can get in big trouble. Therefore, Abigail will hurt them if they even speak a word of it. Abigail also seems really guilty of her quote “ I never sold myself! I’m a good girl! I’m a proper girl!” (Miller #1259). The way she says this, tells me that she is guilty of witchcraft. She seems too suspicious when she says this, like she is trying to deny the truth. These two types of evidence prove two different things. That she is trying to keep things secret and trying to lie to make sure people don’t think she did it. Abigail danced in the forest, drank blood, and she says that she never sold herself

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