Abigail Williams In The Crucible

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In 1692, people who were accused of witchcraft, and did not confess to it, were typically hanged. In the story “The Crucible” many of the characters ended up being falsely accused of witchcraft, and everyone knows that most stories/movies have a “bad” character. In my opinion, Abigail Williams was the villain in “The Crucible.” First off I can start by saying that Abigail Williams was the one who influenced all of the other girls involved with the trial. In the beginning of the movie, Abigail Williams and her slave, Tituba, were seen dancing around a pot of boiling items with a bunch of other girls. It seemed to me that Abigail was the one who wanted to keep it going and didn’t want to stop; she was the leader of the dancing. Plus, when…show more content…
Not only did Abigail accuse innocent people of witchcraft, but also had an affair with a married man, John Proctor. In the late 1600’s it was said to be a sin to sleep with a married man. Because of her affair with John Proctor, I think that Abigail ended up falling in love with John and wanted his wife out of the picture, hence the reason why she falsely accuses her. “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” This is said to Proctor by Abigail in Act 1 informing the audience that those two had an affair. Overall, I would say that Abigail Williams is the villain of this story. I also think that John Proctor could be said to be a villain in “The Crucible” because he was the one also had an affair with Abigail, but that is only one thing that he did wrong. Abigail did more than one thing wrong therefore that makes her the number one villain of the
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