The Crucible Essay | Abigail Williams: The Embodiment of Evil in "The Crucible"

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Abigail Williams: The Embodiment of Evil in "The Crucible"

Summary: Abigail Williams's schemes drive the plot in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Her affair with John Proctor and her lying about witchcraft causing her problems led to her downfall.
Abigail Williams summarizes this whole play, which makes this storyline so interesting compared to the other characters in the play. She discovers ways and schemes to conceal her bad behavior because it will reveal her secrets. The affair with John Proctor took responsibility for the witch trials throughout the play. She took advantage of a man's loneliness and insecurity during his wife's illness, and sees herself as Proctor's true love and his ideal choice for a wife. Abigail merged herself away from the scene of the crime by accusing others of witchcraft. Being accused of a whore describes the desperate act of her self-preservation that finally becomes Abigail's defense for power. Abigail Williams is basically the vehicle that drives the play.

Her self-preservation keeps her running the story. A lie is defined when used as a verb means to make an...

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