Who Is Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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The Crucible written by author Arthur Miller, a play showing how accusations and the actions of people caused the mass trials of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. It all happens when a group of girls are caught dancing in the woods for an unknown reason. When they are caught by Parris, one of the girls uncle, it causes a girl to faint which people believe it was a result of witchcraft. As people start accusing people of witchcraft, Judge Danforth sentences them to hang since they will not confess. The ones to blame for these mass accusations and hangings is Abigail Williams because of her accusation, John proctor because of him Abigail decided to do witchcraft and Judge Danforth for his bias judgings. Abigail Williams is one of the main reasons …show more content…

In the early scenes of The Crucible we find out that John proctor, a married man, has an affair with Abigail Williams, who at that time worked for them. John Proctor knowing that Abigail does not know the meaning of love decided to mingle with her but after Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife found out he ended the relationship realizing that Elizabeth was the one for him. Poor and indigent Abigail felt betrayed and started to build up her hate towards Elizabeth. John proctor’s poor actions resulted in Abigail trying to curse Elizabeth and getting caught. In the beginning pages Betty is talking to Abigail as things start to heat up Betty says,” You did, you did! You drank a charm a charm to kill John Proctors wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor”(Miller,19). Not only is this the only reason in which proctor is to blame but also his being of trying to save his “Good name”. Elizabeth tried talking to Proctor about confessing to Judge Danforth on why the girls are doing this and could have ended it before things got ugly. But John being obstinate and not paying attention his wife screwed up his moment for being a hero. After John’s wife Elizabeth got thrown to jail he finally started to realize what he had to do. Finally, John leaving behind his timidness he confessed to Judge Danforth about himself committing lechery, but unfortunately Danforth did not believe him so he called John’s wife to see if it were true. Elisabeth not knowing what to say denied the accusation because she remembered on how John got mad at her when she brought up the topic. Johns actions did play a role in these abiding

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