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    theatrical drama The Crucible, particularly in Abigail Williams, who uses the witch trials as a catalyst to achieve her own personal agenda. On the receiving end of Abigail’s wrath is rival Elizabeth Proctor, wife of the man she had an affair with and complete opposite in both demeanor and character development. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor grows into a woman who respects her husband’s decisions from a frigid and paranoid wife while Abigail attempts to use the trials to her…

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    Abigail Williams, the manipulative niece of Parris, has the deeper wish to murder Goody Proctor, and take her place as John’s wife; this motive provokes her to drink blood and cast charms, to express evil’s existence in the courtroom, and to frame Elizabeth with a poppet--all of these causing conflict and excitement to rise in Salem. After having an affair with John, Abigail is dismissed from her job as a servant in the Proctor’s household; being away from her lover for so long makes Abby…

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    Abigail Williams Crucible

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    man in the community; Abigail Williams, a prime witness and accuser of witches; Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife and an accused witch; and many more characters. These characters are mentioned outside of the play itself, in the Act 2, Scene 2. Arthur Miller had originally annexed this scene, and reading The Crucible with and without it changes certain ramifications of the play’s message, thus The Crucible is best without this scene. John Proctor had had an affair with Abigail, and the guilt and…

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    Abigail Williams Goals

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    couple of seconds when they are accused of witchcraft. Fear and revenge rests inside of Abigail Williams’, the ring master of the victimized girls, tainted heart while purity resides within Elizabeth Proctor, a loyal wife to John Proctor. Tension heightens as both women fight for one man’s love.…

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    against their neighbors. Many people were involved and there were many issues; however, who deserves the most blame? Abigail Williams was manipulative, selfish, and a liar which makes her the one to blame in my eyes. Before the play begins, Abigail has an affair with John Proctor. This is one of the main issues throughout the whole play. Yes, it takes two people for the affair, but Abigail kept trying to throw herself on John Proctor even after they were done. “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind.…

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    woman, despite the misogynistic system of the village, rose to the top of society through manipulation and harlotry. Abigail Williams realizes that under normal circumstances, she holds no influence in Salem, but giving in to the irresistible desire for power, she seeks to change this by making a series of baseless accusations against the other citizens in town. The only way for Abigail to move up the social hierarchy in Salem would be to prey on the intense piety and fear of the Devil held by…

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    1692, witchcraft seemed surreal. 11 females from a varying age were accused of witchcraft, with Abigail Williams at the head of the crew. The play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the reader shows how the men overrule the women in 1692. The men control almost all the power of social classes in the Puritan Society. If a woman defies a man, she will suffer. Although it is a wrong doing, Abigail Williams still chooses to defy. This is only to save herself from the noose. The Crucible takes place…

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    played a part in this fatal story, Abigail Williams plays the biggest role as to why all the tragic deaths occurred in the small village. Manipulation and selfishness were just a couple of the negative traits portrayed by Abigail Williams that lead to her eventual fall. "Shut it! Now shut it! We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. Let either…

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    that either showed the qualities of a crucible, or was a complete opposite. Abigail Williams displayed the characteristics of a crucible as a noun when she wouldn’t succumb to the pressure opponents were giving her. On the other hand, Mary Warren exposed herself as the complete opposite of a crucible…

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    imagine. Abigail Williams was the girl behind all of the chaos. It all started when she worked for Elizabeth Proctor and became very close with Elizabeths husband. Abigail did not like Goody Proctor but she loved John Proctor or so she said. One of the ten commandments states, “Thou shall not commit adultery.” Well that is exactly what John did. Abigail and John snuck around for awhile until John finally realized that it could ruin his name and he loved his wife. John got rid of Abigail and…

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