What Role Did Abigail Williams Play In The Crucible

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In Salem, there was a belief that there were dark and evil forces at work. Even though they weren’t spiritual forces, there was evil intent in Salem. There were different kinds of evil in Salem. In some instances, revenge was the main fuel for the trials. In other instances, greed motivated people to do evil. Fear played a large role in the actions of many of the accusers.
The entire story of the crucible is based off of Abigail William’s revenge. She was fired from her maid job by Elizabeth Proctor because she was sleeping with her husband, John Proctor. Abigail Williams was caught in the woods, dancing trying to make a charm to make John Proctor love her. She and the other girls were trying to find a way out of trouble. They began to start accusing people of witchcraft. Abigail Williams saw this as a golden opportunity to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft. Once Elizabeth Proctor was convicted, she would most likely be killed. Then Abigail would have John Proctor all for herself. Not only was Abigail Williams trying to get revenge, she was being greedy by trying to take John Proctor away from Elizabeth Proctor. …show more content…

Reverend Parris was a greedy man to his core. He wanted to live a lavish lifestyle. Many people were angry at Reverend Parris because he wanted the church to look more expensive. More specifically, John Proctor said that Reverend Parris wanted golden candlesticks for the church. The greed was not just harmless. Thomas Putnam had many people accused of witchcraft. His plan was to have people be accused of witchcraft, and have them confess. Once they did, he would buy their land to try and grow his Farmland. Thomas Putnam knew that those people were not witches. He still had them accused fully knowing that many of them could die. With the intentional wrongdoings of the greedy people in Salem, some were forced to do horribly tragic

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