Crucible Compare Mary and Abigail Essay

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In the play “The Crucible” Abigail Williams and Mary Warren play a crucial role. Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris’ niece. She used to work for the Proctors but committed lechery with John Proctor and was fired. The love she still has for Proctor is evident in her speech. Abigail will do anything to get him back. She confronts John and says “You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” Now Mary Warren is the Proctors maid. Mary was one of the girls caught dancing in the woods and testified against many of Salem’s witches. They are both seventeen, and were maids for the Proctor household, and this is where their similarities end. They both have different physical appearances, attitudes, and very different reactions to the outcome of the trial. Abigail Williams is a seventeen year old orphaned girl. She was taken in by her Uncle Reverend Parris, who she now lives with. She is the leader of the group of girls who accuse witchcraft on the town members of Salem. She danced in the forest with Tituba, and is also in love with John Proctor. Abigail has many different attitudes which include determination and dishonesty. She shows that she is determined by trying her best to condemn Elizabeth Proctor to death just to be with her husband John Proctor. She threatens to death any girl who goes against her revealing that she is extremely controlling. Abigail is also a very dishonest person because she steals all of her Uncle Reverend Parris money, leaving him penniless. This also shows that she is ungrateful because he took her in, and now does this to him. This quote “[…] Let either of you breathe a word and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” Shows her desperation and truly violent mind while she tries to control the mistake she’s made, but to control this

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