Character Flaws In The Crucible

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There are many flaws that people have, do you have any flaws? In the novel, The Crucible, Abigail shows many character flaws. Abigail’s flaws are jealousy, lust, and remorsefulness. Jealousy is when you really want something someone else has. Abigail shows jealousy because she hates the fact that Elizabeth is married to John Proctor. Abigail wants John Proctor for herself because she fell in love with him when he had an affair with her. Abigail was a maid for the Proctors and Elizabeth knew that John and Abigail were having an affair. So Elizabeth dismissed Abigail and started telling lies about Abigail and this made her mad. In The Crucible, it stated that “ Abigail: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, shoveling women, and you bend to her. Let her turn you” (Miller. 22). This quote shows how Abigail is mad at Elizabeth. Abigail told John Elizabeth is tricking you to love her and that you can be happier if you are with me. In the novel The Crucible, it stated that “Abigail: with a bit anger : oh I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be -- Proctor: angered at himself as well: You'll speak nothin of Elizabeth” (Miller 20-22). This quote shows how Abigail is telling John Proctor that she is ugly, weak, old, and sick. She wants Procter to leave Elizabeth for herself, she is better than Elizabeth and she doesn’t need to be taken care of like Elizabeth. Lust is desire preoccupied with or exhibiting sexual

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