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    Abigail Williams: Abigail Williams is arguably the main antagonist of “The Crucible”, her decisive motives and actions clearly project one of a main story’s antagonist. Abigail Williams, the niece of Reverend Parris and former servant of John Proctor. Abigail is an orphan, and an unmarried girl, which virtually signifies no respect and no power in Salem. The actions and motives of Abigail are mostly fueled by her desire to be relevant and powerful in Salem, amongst the ministers and other high…

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    A Reputation Threads through Salem A relatively calm town was deserted in response to madness and mayhem. Who was accountable for this? Abigail Williams. Abigail was a teen girl in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts. Her lustful fantasies towards John Proctor and suspicious behavior in the woods is what drove her and a small group of her companions to start sporadically accusing innocent people of witchcraft. These allegations started shortly after Abigail’s uncle and the town’s local…

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    standout character in this play and her name is Abigail Williams. Arthur Miller made Abigail Williams the vehicle that drives the play. She is the character who basically starts the entire feud in Salem and she continues to add fuel to the fire until the very end. Abigail Williams is twisted in the head and that is what makes her such a crucial part to the play, without her chaotic antics, what would the witch hunt even be about? So, since Abigail Williams is motivated by the need to feel…

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    witch trials that took place in Salem during this time period. At the beginning of the play Abigail Williams is in the woods with Betty Parris, Tituba, and some other girls from the town doing witchcraft. Rev. Parris discovers the girls in the woods and suspects witchcraft. Later, Betty Parris won’t wake up so Rev. Parris asks Abigail, who is Rev. Parris’ niece, what they were doing in the woods. Abigail swears that they were just dancing. The word of Betty’s comatose state spreads throughout…

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    Abigail Williams is Parris' niece. She instigates the witch trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. She pretends to see spirits and instructs the other girls to pretend as well. Abigail is a devious child. Abigail is the exact opposite of Elizabeth. Abigail represents the repressed desires sexual and material that all of the adults possess. The difference is that Abigail does not suppress her desires. She finds herself attracted to Proctor while working in the Proctor home,,…

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    the tragedies a toss up. Although, Abigail Williams is the one who stuck out the most and should probably be the one held responsible. Abigail is most to blame for lying, false prosecution, and Dancing in the woods. Abigail first demonstrates she is to blame by Dancing in the woods. Dancing in the town of Salem is forbidden and dancing around a fire is seen as an act of interaction with the devil. After the girls had been caught, they were questioned and Abigail began her testimony with a lie.…

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    During the Salem witch trials, the innocent were murdered. The accusers of the supposed witches often wanted to seek revenge, hope for a better life, and have a role in society. Abigail Williams defines this description of an accuser in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Abigail Williams immorally accuses others of witchcraft in order to gain power, which is her motive for vengeance and her desire to be accepted for who she is, contrasting the ideal image of a powerless Puritan woman in society. This…

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    Abigail Williams is seen as the protagonist in some eyes, and an antagonist in others. Her actions lead to the justification that there is Satan and witchcraft present in Salem. As a result of her false accusations, the obliterations of innocent people became more evident than ever witnessed before. Vengeance, selfishness, and arrogance are just a few of several attributes Williams displays in the play. Throughout The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays Abigail Williams as these character traits,…

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    Testimony in Defense of Abigail Williams Greetings to all in attendance and I hope that our Lord is with you. I am Judge Hathorne, nothing more than simply the very judge of the court of Salem. The man that you all have appointed to interpret the law and bring those who break it, to justice. So how could you argue when I say that Abigail Williams is innocent? I am an old grey man who doesn’t have time for these silly games. I have intuition for these things and I know that Abigail is innocent…

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    is one person responsible for the problems happening in Salem. Abigail Williams is responsible for everything that is happening in Salem due to the cause of not admitting to doing witchcraft, threatening the young girls from Salem, accusing innocent people, & lying in court. In Act 1: scene one, The Crucible begins with Samuel Parris' daughter, Betty, who lays unconscious in her bed. Parris the night before discovers his niece, Abigail, Betty, & his black slave named Tituba dancing in the…

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