How Does Abigail Show Power In The Crucible

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In “The Crucible”, Abigail shows power throughout the book in many ways. She doesn’t start out with power, she isn’t handed power, she simply fights for it in a smart way. In doing what she does, she hurts many people but helps herself not get in trouble. She shows power more than any other character in this book because everything seemed to go wrong mainly because of her. She did something she shouldn’t have done, doesn’t allow others to tell the truth about her, and she creates mass hysteria with the other girls. At the beginning of the book when Abigail was having a relationship with John Proctor, the past guy she was a servant for, she thought nothing was wrong. Later on in the book she was able to use it against him. When she was accusing a lot of people of witchcraft, John Proctor didn’t appreciate it but because he knew he would get in trouble if he admitted anything, Abigail had power over him. Yes, Abigail might get in trouble but so would he. And possibly his wife. Mary Warren, the current servant for John Proctor was trying to also tell people who Abigail really is. Because Abigail has a higher power over Mary Warren, Mary isn’t successful and ends up getting blamed for witchcraft. When Mary Warren swears she never saw familiar spirits, Abigail says there is no truth in it. …show more content…
When being questioned she decided to take a turn that would make her seem so innocent. Leading her to have even more power. “I have been hurt, Mr. Danforth; I have seen my blood runnin’ out! I have been near to murdered every day because I done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people-and this is my reward? To be ministered, denied, questioned like a- (Abigail 108). She tries to make people feel bad for questioning her. For accusing her. She claims she’s done nothing wrong and they believe her. She has so much power, being able to say anybody's name and having them automatically accused of witchcraft.

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