The Crucible Character Analysis Abigail Williams

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Character Analysis - Abigail Williams Sweet and funny are words usually used to describe teenage girls. This is not the case for Abigail William’s, she is the opposite of the average teenage girl. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, Abigail is a naive young girl who viciously attacked Elizabeth with intelligence because she was jealous. First off, Abigail is in love with John Proctor and is oblivious to the fact that John will never love her back. “But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again” (Miller 146). This highlights John's hate for Abigail and how he would hurt himself than touch her again. John loves his wife and even though he cheated on her before he never wants to hurt her again. Abigail feels that John’s wife, Elizabeth, is an evil woman and is trying to blacken her name in the village.…show more content…
When she gets herself in a problem, she thinks of an excuse to put people's thoughts on other things. “She heard you singing’ and suddenly she’s up and screaming” (146). Betty starts screaming when John and Abigail are in her room talking about the affair. Abigail makes up a lie that she is screaming because she heard the singing at the church so no one figures out why John is actually there. This quick response convince the church people to believe every word Abigail says. Tho she is intelligent she does not use her intelligence in the correct ways, she only uses her intelligence to make up lies, which goes against the Puritan beliefs. Abigail gets herself in a situation once again and thinks fast to save herself from being accused. Mary Warren almost turns on Abigail when she says there is a yellow bird flying around the courtroom. “Why do you come, yellow bird?” (191). She claims that the devil is controlling her and is showing her all these signs, but in reality she is just making them up. The devil is not controlling her and has never controlled her. She will say or do anything to keep her
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