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 mistake she must control those around her who know of it.
Abigail says Elizabeth Proctor was with the devil. She claims that Elizabeth makes little dolls called poppets and uses them to inflict pain on others. She frames Mrs. Proctor by putting a needle in the newly made poppet and pretending it is really hurting herself. Elizabeth is now thought to be a witch. Afterwards, Abigail's friend, Mary Warren, tells the court that everything was made up.
Abigial really ignites the fire by blaming Tituba for "bewitching her". As soon as Tituba confesses to witchcraft, to save her herself, and tells Mr. Hale and Rev. Parris that she saw Goody Good and Goody Osburn with the devil, all the girls start naming off names of women all around Salem that they supposedly saw with the Devil. Mary Warren is to blame for many innocent deaths as well. Mary was the housewife for John and Elizabeth Proctor.
She once was servant for the Proctor household, but was fired when Elizabeth Proctor discovered that her husband was having an affair with her. Abigail becomes obsessed with Reverend Proctor after their affair. She did whatever she could to keep Proctor for herself. Abigail later on accuses Elizabeth Proctor of damaging her name in the community saying “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me!
As many people saw him, he was flawed. He had committed Adultery early before the play begun with Abigail Williams. Abigail is the niece of the only reverend left in the town of Salem. John Proctor had the affair with Abigail out of lust when she was working in the Proctor household, Abigail saw it otherwise. She believed that the affair was true love and if she got rid of Elizabeth, John will eventually become hers.
She was dismissed from her job as a servant because she had slept with the man she was working for, whom was married. Her name was blushed throughout the town because of her actions involving John Proctor. In the middle of the play Abigail Williams’ secret was revealed when people found out about the witchcraft she took place in in the beginning of the play in the forest. Knowing Abigail’s reputation as a liar she knew she could get away with it again. She had people fooled to believe that she had god in her and she could see the evil in people and could tell if they were in witchcraft.
In “The Crucible”, the girls accused people of being witches just to make themselves look better to others to gain respect. “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” (Miller 196). The direct quote from “The Crucible” means children who are overtaken by social fears have the power to control the life or death of a single individual, by accusing them of witchcraft. Many women were killed in the town of Salem during the trials and the ones who weren't killed had their reputations forever lowered. Everyone who was charged by McCarthy had his or her own reputation diminished also.
Abigail purposely plants false evidence inside the Proctors’ home by manipulating Mary Warren, the Proctors’ teenage servant. In Act II, Abigail gives Mary a poppet – a doll typically associated with witchcraft – who in turn gives it to Elizabeth. Later, this poppet is used as a weapon against Elizabeth because Abigail accuses her of using the poppet to bewitch her. “‘Stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out. And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in’” (Miller 71).
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.
The Madness that is Abigail Williams: Her Intentions in The Crucible “How hard it is when pretense falls! But it falls, it falls!” With these chilling and ominous words, Abigail’s twisted sense of revenge rings hollow in Arthur Miller’s terrifying play, The Crucible. A masterpiece of its time, The Crucible brings forth the true horrors man is capable of: deception and vengefulness. No character presents these values as well as Abigail, whose lust and heartbreak for John Proctor results in a homicidal goose chase. Because of her hate towards Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth, Abigail creates demented tales, directed at abolishing the “problem.” Though Abigail’s wild canards seem quite obtuse in civilization today, at the time her acts fell to justification.