Legacy of Torment: The Crucible

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Gregory Maguire once stated “People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us. It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.” The manipulation of the younger girls, Reverend Parris, and the Procter’s will illustrate that Abigail Williams is the epicenter of all evil in Arthur Millers The Crucible.

Abigail Terrorizes the young girls to keep her own reputation from being destroyed. After admitting to Reverend Parris about dancing in the forest she pleaded by stating to the little girls “Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you,” (Miller 1268). Abigail understands that if the truth gets out about her drinking the charm to kill Elizabeth Procter she will be sentenced to death, thus evident by how she speaks to Mary Warren and Mercy Lewis while, Betty is non-responsive after being threatened by Abigail. The depths she went to ...
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