Who Is The Blame Game In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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Who is to Blame Game Arthur Miller, the writer and creator of the 1950’s play The Crucible, based off the battle between communism in the government during that time. In The Crucible, there are trials of who is a witch and who is not. The question is though: who is the most to blame for these trials? Abigail Williams, a selfish, deceitful, and known as a whore, is the most to blame for the events in The Crucible. The rope awaits her for the agony she has caused. Miss Abigail Williams and John Proctor had had an affair once, when she worked for him and Goody Proctor. She was willing to do anything to get back in John Proctor’s pants, and to also to take his last name, of course this means to come up with many ways on how to make sure Goody …show more content…
When her and John talked once before the real drama of the witchcraft had begun, she tried to convince Proctor of giving into her. She wanted him to leave his wife, his children, his land, just so she could be satisfied. He denied her offer, trying to make it plain and simple that he made a mistake and wanted no part of it anymore. This upsetted her is an understatement. As Reverend Hale comes into town, starting his investigation, he asks Abigail who conjured up spirits with the Devil and who “made” her drink the charm. Of course the only thing she could muster up was something to save her hind-end, stuttering “Tituba, Tituba…” (Miller, 156) That was the only the beginning of her selfish ways. When it came to the day that John Proctor had to be hanged, she fled, leaving her uncle, Reverend Parris, penniless. Betty had heard of her talking of boats and Parris figured she’d robbed him all thirty-one pounds and left.
To all the proof there is in the play, it is Abigail who is, for sure, the most to blame. She is most guilty and responsible for the witchcraft trials in The Crucible. It is unfortunate that the rope takes away many other lives, but not the most deserving one.
(Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. Viking Penguin,

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