The Crucible Abby Williams Character Analysis

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Abby and Parris Arthur Miller created a play to set a tone and an idea of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. When witches were unknown things and people were terrified of what they could be.This play was based off the communist in the 1950’s and was a way to compare the Salem witch hunt and the communist. During the writing of the Crucible Miller was questioned for the writing of the play. Miller was thought to be committing a sin and was asked to expose all of the people involved in the play. Miller was however loyal to his cast and the people who were helping and did not tell the congress. In The Crucible loyalty is not something the characters do not show to the other characters. Although Abby Williams and Reverend Parris in The Crucible seem …show more content…
She is seventeen years old and she is a trouble maker. In the book she is a liar by accusing people of being witches and lying to the town. In the play Abby is seeking power and attention in the town. Abby Williams is seeking the attention and love from John Proctor. They had an affair and does not want anyone in the town to know. Abby is using Elizabeth as a way to get to Proctor and accuses her of being a witch. In act two Mary Warren tells John and Elizabeth about Abby accusing Elizabeth of being a witch and pretty much us warning them (Miller 28-29). This was Abby’s main plan to get Elizabeth out of her way. Another characteristic of Abby’s is she is manipulative. She uses all the girls that went into the forest with her as a way to get more people in the town defined as witches. They are all her followers and do everything that she wants them to do. She also has Mary Warren scared of her and will do whatever she wants and say anything she wants. “ She’ll kill me for sayin’ that! Abby’ll charge lechery on you, Mr. Proctor.” (Miller 38). Mary Warren is so scared to tell the people in the court that Abby is lying and that Elizabeth is not a witch. The last characteristic of Abby’s is she will lie and she is angry. She is angry at Elizabeth, John and Parris. The people in the town going to Abby makes her feel like she is in control. She uses this control as a way of getting attention from the people to make them scared of her. …show more content…
Two characters that are easily identified as similar are Reverend Parris and Abigail Williams. Both of these characters want love and power. In act three both Abby and Parris wanted power and they tried to get it from the people in the court. Parris was similar to Abby in these scenes because he lied to the Danforth because he was wrong. “ I can only say, sir, that I never found any of them naked, and this man is-” (Miller 47). He was being proven wrong and tries to get his way out of it. (Miller 46-47). Abby and Mercy Lewis were both accusing Mary Warren of using a shadow and a yellow bird to tease her and Mercy. (Miller 48-49). They were both lying and Mercy was taken to jail. After this scene people in the court were aware of Abby’s “powers’. The last thing that both of them do for power and love is Abby has decided that she should just leave town with Mercy Lewis. Abby decides that she should leave town because John knows that she is lying about everything and wants to turn her in for all the lies she had said. So Abby knows that John has chosen Elizabeth over her. In conclusion Abby and Reverend and similar because they both want love and power from the

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