Antisocial Personality Disorder : The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Antisocial Personality Disorder Antisocial personality disorder is a very common mental disease around the U.S that can be treated, but not cured. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, a young girl named Abigail Williams was a seventeen year old “Strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with and endless capacity for dissembling.” (Miller 1130). Throughout the play, Abigail’s personality has been very mean and unpleasant, which has made her full of nothing but worry, apprehension, and propriety (Miller 1130). Her personality change relates to a well-known disorder called Antisocial personality disorder, also known as APD. APD is a mental condition where a person’s “ways of thinking, perceiving situations, and relating to others are dysfunctional--and destructive”(Mayo Staff). Symptoms of this disorder are triggered during early childhood years and are “fully evident for most people during their 20’s and 30’s”(Mayo Staff). APD is a disorder that has symptoms that apply to Abigail because she often lies to people, she has had a hard life at home, and she intimidated people into doing what she wanted them to do. ` Abigail Williams has APD because she lies a lot throughout the play. Some of many signs and symptoms of antisocial personality disorder may include “persistent lying or deceit to exploit others”(Mayo Staff). During The Crucible, when Abigail is attending court, she tended to make up different lies such as “No one was naked! You mistake yourself, Uncle” (Miller

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