How Is Abigail Presented In The Crucible

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In The Crucible written by Arthur Miller we are introduced to one of the main characters Abigail Williams. Abigail is your typical mean girl, she won't stop she gets her way, she will take down anyone who stands in her way and does not care if she hurts them in the process. Throughout the book we see Abigail accuse and lie to many people which causes drama and suffering in Salem. She seemed not to care about anyones feelings except John Proctor. Abigail was having affair with John when she was working for him until Elizabeth, Johns wife, found out and fired her. Even after John told Abigail things were over she would not believe it (23). She believed John and her love was everlasting that she tried to kill Elizabeth multiple times.

In 1962 Salem the society is very different from today. There is no room for creativity so Abigail creates her own fun so everyone will pay attention to her. It also gives her the power that she never had. People begin to fear her as she becomes greater. She is enjoying all of this because it is fun to her. She becomes a victim of the society because her parents were killed so she never had a warm, loving, accepting home. The only love she is familiar with is from sleeping with a married man. Abigail does evil things as a result of wanting to be loved. She is …show more content…

When Abigail was a child she observed her parents being murdered by Native Americans. “I saw Indians smash my dear parents heads on the pillow next to mine…”(19). After that she was raised by her uncle, Reverend Parris. “He was a widower with no interest in children, or talent with them” (3). Parris never really enjoyed children, he considered young adults who should not speak, he also thought that they should be “Thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak.” (3). From that we can see that Abigail grew up without a proper caring

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