How Is Abigail Presented In The Crucible

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Abigail Williams was a very intense character in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, but according to historical documents, she may be a bit more of a nuisance than anticipated from the book. The age, things she did, and who she “loved” is all different. Some things were the same, but there have been a lot of differences.
The Crucible portrayed Abigail Williams as a seventeen year old girl who was a servant for the Proctors. She was in an affair with John Proctor while Elizabeth, his wife, was sick. Abigail was psychotic, considering that she wanted to kill John’s wife so that she could be with him. This was one of the ways that the whole mess of witch trials started. “BETTY: You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor 's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody …show more content…

The records of the people that were killed or put into prison were accurate, and the killing of John Proctor was the same as well. She was “patient zero” in the disease of fear and panic that spread across Salem, for she was the first person to accuse someone of witchcraft. Also, Abigail did appear at trials with the other girls and accused people there. She was a manipulative girl who killed many people who weren’t guilty of anything but being the first name that popped into someone’s …show more content…

She didn’t have an affair or any important relations with John Proctor, but he did die because of her accusations. Abigail killed so many people, and she was only a child! She was not mature enough to admit that she danced in the woods or did fortune telling “spells”, and because of it, many innocent people payed the price. Abigail Williams was ruthless, and if she would have listened to many people who had tried to help her, she wouldn’t have “ everlasting funeral march[ing] around her

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