How Did Abigail Williams Obtain Confessions In The Crucible

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In The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the main motivation for confessing was vengeance and hypocrisy. Many of the characters in the play were often forced to make these confessions in order to escape the noose. These religious people had to decide whether or not they wanted to sacrifice their lives, or their good name. These confessions destroyed lives, and tore many families apart. The main accuser in the play, Abigail Williams, had her own personal vendetta against many others, and it allowed her to seek revenge by telling the court that they signed the “Devil’s book” even though it was a lie. Abigail Williams and the other girls who made false accusations were gaining the power to decide who should live or die. The main

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