Reasons For Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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The Crucible: Who is to Blame? Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible was taken place in Salem, Massachusetts’s in 1692. During that time period the Salem Witch Trials took a big part in the people’s lives. In the play, The Crucible, many of the characters could have been blamed for things that went on during the story or the story as a whole. Abigail Williams was one of the main characters in the play that could have been to blame. Abigail Williams portrayed several flaws that made her the main person to blame. Abigail’s flaws of dishonesty, envy, and vengeance were to blame for her responsibility in the tragedy of the Salem Witch-hunt. Abigail’s flaw of dishonesty was evident throughout the entire play. In the beginning of the play Betty said “You drank blood, Abby! You didn’t tell him that!”, and Abigail responded “Betty, you will never say that again! You will never-” (Miller 18). Abigail lied to her uncle, Reverend Parris, about what happened in the forest that night. She had told him that all they did was dance, but really she drank blood in hopes to kill Goody Proctor. Abigail wanted to kill Elizabeth …show more content…

Abigail said “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 22). Once Abigail said that, it showed that she was really jealous of Elizabeth and John being together. Abigail was mad because John loved his wife, and she was just trying to make John look at Elizabeth the way she saw Elizabeth. Elizabeth said “And what tomorrow? She will cry out until they take me!” (Miller 57). Elizabeth knew that Abigail was envious and jealous of her, and would do anything in her power to get rid of her. As long as Abigail could get Elizabeth out of the way she was

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