Malicious In The Crucible

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According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary malicious is an act that is “vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.” In the novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, the seventeen year old niece of Reverend Parris, portrays the characteristic of being malicious. Throughout the novel, Abigail performs malicious acts of deceit that fuels the plot for the entire novel. The first act Abigail commits is an affair with John Proctor, a proud man who is married to Elizabeth Proctor. However, when Proctor ends everything between him and Abigail, Abigail is left hurt and envious of Elizabeth. In order for Abigail to enact revenge, she starts malicious rumors about Elizabeth. Abigail claims that Elizabeth was performing witchcraft
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