Comparison Of Abigail In The Crucible

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In The Crucible we come across various characters and we learn more about them as we move on through the play. We find out that there are some who want to be more wealthy, some who are greedy for their sexual desires and some who wants a good name and have a good reputation for centuries. Through the study of the critical texts I want to find out if Abigail cared about about the people of Salem and the main of all John Proctor. But if she had then why did she let him hanged rather than telling the truth. The critical texts tells us a lot of different information about Abigail and John Proctor. In this essay my focus will be showing the true colours of the main character - Abigail and John Proctor. I think this is good topic to discuss about …show more content…
She could do anything to get what she wanted and sends nineteen innocent people to their deaths. This is somewhat confirmed by her statement which says “God gave me strength to call them liars...Oh John, I will make you such a wife when the world is white again.” She is only seventeen who is flirting with a married man, John Proctor. In my point of view this is bad because someone cannot have a sexual relationship with a man or woman who is married. Furthermore, it was against the law in 1692. She is the leader of the girls whom she is friends with. Abigail used to work for John Proctor at his house and had a relationship with him. She wanted Elizabeth (John’s wife) dead so she could continue her relationship with John. The legend has it that Abigail later turns out to be a prostitute in Boston. This somewhat confirms my hypothesis because she was just sexually attracted to John and did not possibly love …show more content…
“He is in actuality, quite a weak man” I disagree with the statement because I believe that he was well aware of his integrity and his reputation which is why he accepts the death. But the point that I agree on is that he doesn 't stop seeing Abigail because of his strength of character but because he is aware of his weaknesses toward her, he falsely rages at Elizabeth when she mentions the affair as if it is her fault, he is unwilling at first to stand up in the Court and call Abigail a liar because it will reveal their affair, and weaken his reputation. Proctor has a big pride in having a good reputation which leds him take more time to reveal Abigail as a

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