Reasons For Abigail To Blame In The Crucible

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The Crucible has many characters to blame when it comes to questioning why everything happened the way they did. It’s hard to describe a reasoning for all of this or exactly who to blame because there is so many different opinions and reasons to why everything is happening. A quote I think that does a fairly good job at this is, “There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!”(Miller, Pg.148). The character I think that you can point to first and blame the most when asking why everything in Salem happened is Abigail Williams. There are three major reasons to why Abigail is to blame and the first is because she slept with John Proctor. This caused her to become madly obsessed with him and give her a motive to kill Elizabeth Proctor. Abigail in the opening scene drinks chicken blood trying to find a way to Kill Elizabeth. Abigail talks about Elizabeth with hatred when she says, “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a-”(Miller, Pg.146). Once she has gained her reputation and power, she works up to accusing Elizabeth of being a witch. All of this shows that Abigail is still a girl and not a woman. She takes everything to heart and is going to do everything to get what she wants. …show more content…

These arguments are that she is madly obsessed with John, she is willing to do anything and she adds innocent girls to her cause. My quote at the beginning really summarizes the story in that there are many people or “wheels” to blame but Abigail is the one that is controlling the wheels. The “fires within fires” part, describes that are reasons upon reasons for why people are doing everything. Abigail Is definitely at the wheel of everything and fueling the fire but who is behind the scenes starting the vehicle and igniting the

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