Foil Characters In The Crucible

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Foil characters are often used to provide striking contrasts between two characters. They also make the characteristics and personality of the protagonist stand out. Foil characters are found in The Crucible. True characters and personalities are revealed throughout the play. Abigail and Elizabeth stand out the most because of their role in the witch trails. Abigail Williams is the niece of Reverend Parris. She once was the servant for the Proctors but was fired by Elizabeth because she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband, John Proctor. Abigail is a smart, wily, good liar, and vindictive when crossed. She is clearly the Villain of the play because she manipulated her friends and lied to the whole town. Elizabeth

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