Examples Of Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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In a town full of religious-imposed justice, is the crimes happening in the towns actually considered true crimes? Should the people that committed the crimes be held responsible? In Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” the town “Salem” many are being are being accused of witchery, which is a crime in their society.The problem is that they aren't witches but normal people to be hanged. The executioner behind these accusations were a group of salem girls, but the one who leads is Abigail Williams.The witch court that soon comes, makes the punishment of theses crimes hanging or confess of witchery. Another problem occurs when the accusations that the salem girls say are false.So are there any “True” crimes being committed in this play.Should the people who committed these crimes be held responsible?With the crimes of perjury, involuntary manslaughter, and theft, the people who committees these crimes should be held responsible and should be punished on how severe their crimes are. One true crime was the acts of perjury that both Abigail Williams and Mary Warren were committing and should punished.Abigail Williams should be punished on the act of perjury when she lies to the court about people being witches or not. Evidence for this is during a conversation between Cheever and John Proctor about Abigail accusing of being Elizabeth being a Witch ,when Cheever says “She testify it were your wife’s spirit pushed it in.”(Miller 79).The evidence shows that Abigail said that

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