Abigail's Loss Of Innocence In The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the beginning of colonization in America had just begun. The Puritans modeled their lives after their very own beliefs. Just like the Egyptians, they dismayed change, but little did they know what sorts of trouble aroused them. In the colony life of a typical Puritan, there were no secrets hidden from others, including no secrets adventures or what not. So, when a couple girls were spotted dancing naked in the woods, witchcraft would be the only excuse. The only problem is no one denied the fact that witchcraft wasn’t even performed before their very eyes. Abigail Williams caused more tension with her manipulative actions towards everyone else, which brought more trouble upon herself, than she did in her community.…show more content…
First off, since word released to the public that Abigail and others were seen dancing, witchcraft seemed like the reasonable explanation to others. However, as the suspected girls denied the accusations Tituba, Reverend Parris’ slave, claims there were other women, and that the devil wanted Reverend Parris dead. “He say Mr. Parris must be kill! Mr. Parris no goodly man! Mr. Parris mean man and no gentle man…” (p.44). Abigail hesitated and blamed Tituba, where as she turned the story around, inflicting the idea of a devil in their town, who wanted to kill Parris. Then from there on the story begins. Secondly others were being brought into this story, with Abigail and Betty randomly naming the townspeople, they supposedly ‘saw with the
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