Abigail was a house maid for Elizabeth and John Proctor. Elizabeth is a very religious and go by the book person. She never lies and always tries to do the Christian thing. This led to her creating a “cold home” with her husband, John. John was lacking excitement and lust in his marriage, so he turned to Abigail, who was more than happy to oblige.
Abigail is revengeful throughout the play at Elizabeth. She accuses Elizabeth of casting a spell on her that caused her to be stabbed, but she really had stabbed herself. Abigail wants revenge on Elizabeth since she is in love with Proctor and Elizabeth is in the way justifying her ethics. In The Crucible Elizabeth is loving towards others unlike Abigail who revengeful. For the duration of The Crucible Elizabeth and Abigail express very contradictory traits following the theme of protecting their integrity.
According to Charles Mccardel“ He withholds the truth, but finally admits to his transgression. He does this partly to ease his conscience, but also (he hopes) to save his hide and protect his loved ones amid a witch hunt that's running out of control.” Even though he tells Elizabeth what he had done with Abigail without her having to find out through somebody else she does not trust him anymore. It hurts her so bad it is hard for her because what she thought was a good, loving, caring man actually turns out to be a no good cheater. He tries to make up for what he did through the years. No matter what he did she could never fully trust him , it could never be like it use to be.
They lied for different reasons, Abigail for greed and her own twisted dreams, John and Elizabeth for keep John's name clean. The lying led to many deaths, and much confusion. I think Arthur Miller was trying to tell us through The Crucible that you should always be honest even if it hurts you or
Also, Elizabeth knows John tries his hardest to keep his family in good shape. Abigail loves him for the fact that she yearns for a relationship with someone as handsome and hardworking as John. Jealousy takes over Abigail, so her goal is to get rid of Elizabeth so she can have him all to herself. John realizes Abigail’s goal and clearly states he wants no involvement in her life and will do anything to keep his wife and children alive. They both show their love for John, Elizabeth’s reasons are for the good while Abigail’s are selfish.
Abigail is the girl that John Proctor had an affair with. In The Crucible Betty Parris says, “You did. You did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” (Miller 1244) Even before we know a lot about Abigail we find out that she resorted to “devil work” to try and get rid of John Proctor’s wife.
Abigail’s lies carry her through the entire trial and allows her to put several people to death because the court believes her. Mary tries at one point to tell the truth but when the group of girls start behaving crazy she panics and goes back on her statement. Due to all of her lies and accusations Abigail has caused the love of her life, Proctor, to be charged. In the end because of Proctor being guilty, Abigail leaves Salem because her quest for his love is over. The girl’s decisions throughout the courtroom drama ended up changing their communities’ future and the people’s lives in
Abigail Williams has had a hatred for Elizabeth Proctor because she is with her lover, and that is to blame for Abigail conjuring spirits in the first place. To Abigail, John Proctor should be with her and the only thing keeping John from her is Elizabeth. Since Abigail Williams is motivated by her desire for revenge on Elizabeth, her attempt to kill her leads to her giving up and leaving by the end of the play. To Abigail, Elizabeth Proctor is the only thing keeping John and her from being together and her jealousy possesses her to do anything it
Abigail worked for Elizabeth Proctor as a maid in the house. Later fired amidst an affair with John, Elizabeth's husband. The accusations didn't end there; as the orphan desired to end the conflict with Elizabeth. Abigail proceeded to spread rumors saying that Elizabeth was bewitched. Salem, being a very religious village, had very harsh consequences for those accused of witchcraft.
Proctor was telling Abigail that he is never going to do a sin of committing adultery again like he did. On page fifty you see that Proctor feels a lot of guilt and is starting to feel worse. You can tell he is feeling bad on how he wasn’t loyal to his wife. Abigail says, “Him! Oh, John, I will make you such a wife when the world is white again!