Abigail Williams The Crucible Analysis

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Not only was Abigail Williams the catalyst of the Salem Witchcraft Trials, but she was immoral and revenge-seeking. The Crucible, a historical play written by Arthur Miller demonstrates our antagonist, Abigail, making bad things happen to good people. Her destructive behavior causes her to lie at the expense of another person’s life. Nobody in Salem was safe, regardless of their social status or their relationship with Abigail. She acted recklessly without any hesitation. Abigail wrongfully accused many innocent people which lead to their death, through her lack of morals and deception, feeding her desire for revenge. If Abigail truly had good intentions when confessing to witchcraft, she would not have accused three other innocent…show more content…
No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; it’s God’s work I do.” (Miller 115) Reverend Hale constantly kept a close eye on Abigail, for he always distrusted her from the very beginning. Abigail noticed Hale catching on to her lies so she dramatically accused Mary of witchcraft. Ms. Williams was locked into a pattern of justifying her own innocence, acting as if someone was performing witchcraft before her very eyes, and then suffering as if she’s being attacked. Eventually, Mary Warren began crying and sided with the girls. John Proctor along with 91 other citizens were arrested shortly after. If it weren’t for Abigail’s recurring falsehood, the fate of many Salem people wouldn’t have been jeopardized. The Salem Witchcraft Trials weren’t just a product of a single person. John Proctor, a noble farmer in Salem, is responsible as well. Previously, he had a flagrant affair with Abigail Williams. Suddenly, John ending the affair, drove her to become a green-eyed saboteur power-hungry individual. When Abigail chose to cry out in the courtroom against Mary, John screamed: “A man may think God sleeps, but God see everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you- see her what she is… She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise of such sweat.” (Miller 110) John Proctor was an adulterer, but he confessed to his wrong-doings and persevered through
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