The Jew of Malta Characters

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Abigail

Abigail is Barabas' beautiful daughter She is in love with Mathias, but is forced by her father to agree to a betrothal to Lodowick. She knows that the two young men will now hate one another but hopes that she will be able to reconcile them after she explains what has occurred. Before she can rectify things, Lodowick and Mathias kill one another, and Abigail enters a convent. When she is near death, Abigail Implicates her father in the two men's deaths and asks a friar to help her father repent and be converted to Christianity. Abigail's actions in the opening scene of the play illustrate how much she loves her father. She is an obedient and loving daughter, an innocent who is not deserving of death. Like the death of Mathias, Abigail's death proves how corrupt Barabas is and how far he will go to seek revenge...

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