Abigail Williams Influence In The Crucible

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In the Crucible there was three characters that stood out from all the other ones in this wicked story. Abigail Williams was a big influence in this story she would lie and lie to get out of things and she was also the leader of the girls in the woods. Furthermore she also had an affair with John Proctor which made John and Elizabeth relationship unstable. Also John Proctor runs into a situation at the end of the story where he is put in the position if he wants his pride of not signing that paper full of lies or die knowing he did the right thing of not lying. Additionally, Elizabeth Proctor has never lied ever until the day John was being prosecuted for his witchcraft and possibly adultery and Elizabeth lied so that his name wouldn't be ruined. Abigail's necessity for revenge makes her threaten the young ladies into following her idea of deception. “Let either of you breathe a word,” Abigail threatens, “or the edge of a word about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you”(835). Abigail knows that all the girls in the woods fear her to death. Which made the witch trials easier for her to get by. Another thing is that Abigail ends her affair with John Proctor to try to get revenge on him. “A man may think God…show more content…
She always tells the truth nothing but the truth.“In her life, sir, she have never lied. There are them that cannot sing, and them that cannot weep-my wife cannot lie” (John.221). John Proctor knew she would tell the truth about what happened. But when John Proctor was on trial she was asked if “ …. John Proctor ever committed lechery? Answer my question! Is your husband a lecher! ….. No, Sir. (Act 3. 410) Elizabeth knew at this moment that if she told the truth that would mean salvation with John’s name. But Elizabeth lied to save John's reputation in the community in an act of forgiveness and
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