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Analysis Of Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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The Crucible is the story of the witches and wizards of Salem. In the play, The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, tells the story of the events of the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch trials took place in Salem Massachusetts. The trials started in 1692 and only lasted a year so they ended in 1693. In The Crucible one of the main characters is named Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams is one of the main antagonists in the story. Since Abigail is motivated by fear, her decision to confess creates disaster by the end of the play. Abigail is a very deceitful character. Abigail was the character in the story that caused the trials by falsely accusing others. At the start of the story Abigail starts accusing the women in town to draw attention to herself. While the attention was on Tituba to turn the attention back on herself, Abigail exclaims, “… I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss his hand; I saw Sarah Good with the devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the devil!” (45). This was the staring point of where all the girls started accusing the innocent women in town. By the end of the story, Abigail is still very deceitful when she lies in the court room about seeing the bird and claiming its Mary Warren. “Oh, Mary, this is a black art to change your shape. No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; its God’s work I do” “Mary, please don’t hurt me!” (107). This quote shows how deceitful she really is because there wasn’t really a
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