Abigail, a cunning girl that is out for revenge, feels she has superiority over many of the other characters even though she is only a young girl. Betty woke and yelled for her mother, which caught many attention. She lives with her uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris, ten-year old cousin, Betty, and Barbados maid, Titubia. She began to rose in power, as well as manipulating others on her way. This exploited the population's weakest qualities, and insecurities. Putnam is certain there's been witchcraft, but Parris begs him not to say it.
The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be insurmountable odds. People can find herself as 'unpredictable' because she constantly change her personality in mere seconds. She had no one else to put knowledge in her heart. Rather than admit to their actions and face the consequences, the girls accuse everyone else of the crimes they were guilty of. She was a troublemaker and throughout the story she causes much commotion in the town of Salem by accusing many innocent people of witchcraft. This play was based upon the events that were going on during that time period.
Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices. Who her parents were, and what her relationship was to Rev. It's also possible that she suffered from dementia or some sort of severe personality disorder, which explained why she put her own selfish wants in place of where her moral compass should have been. Parris asks Abigail why Elizabeth Proctor dismissed her from her job as an assistant in the Proctor household six months earlier. Even when Abigail leaves town for the Barbados when her hopes of being with John Proctor are shattered, her previous actions still have tremendous effect on the lives of the accused.
Proctor admits he has some feelings for her, but says the affair is over. This gave her an advantage when she tried to manipulate other people. Troubled, Hale asks Abigail if she conjured the devil. I will not, I cannot! I am only here because of that silly poppet that Mary Warren gave to me, though I would not be surprised if Abigail was involved, though that is another matter entirely. And you know I can do it. Appearance: Most women in Salem had only a couple sets of clothing.
Proctor is angry because he believes the court is condemning people without solid evidence. The achievement of her plot requires cold calculation, and so Abigail carefully selects the individuals that she accuses in order to increase her credibility. Abigail Williams uses the Salem Witch Trials to put out all the resentment she has toward everyone. Abigail accuses slaves for making her drink blood and that they performed witchcraft on her. But it is a whore's vengeance.
Throughout the play her accusations and lies cause many people pain and suffering, but she seemed to never care for any of them except John Proctor, whom she had an affair with seven months prior to the beginning of the play. Abigail continues to review and edit her memories until they accurately portray her as the center of Proctor's existence. She's terrified that the town will condemn them as witches. Parris then says he thought he saw movement in the soup. Nevertheless, some people still believe her. When Parris mentions he saw them dancing around a kettle, Abigail says the kettle just held soup.
Much like her uncle, Mr. Parris threatens to whip her to death unless she confesses. She threatens the other girls with violence if they refuse to go along with her plans, and she does not hesitate to accuse them of witchcraft if their loyalty proves untrue. Unlike the other characters, she is not very complex and is clearly the villain of the play. Reverend Parris is skeptical, pointing out that the girls fainted, screamed, and turned cold before the accused, which they see as proof of the spirits. Parris, is unknown, but she may have been a household servant. It does not work, but it is revealed that Abigail and Proctor engaged in a previous affair and that Abigail still has feelings for him.
She finds herself attracted to Proctor while working in the Proctor home. Abigail is an orphan, and an unmarried girl, which virtually signifies no respect and no power in Salem. The witch-hunt begins when Abigail is at the age of seventeen. Abigail also worked for John and Elizabeth Proctor until Elizabeth fired her out. Why has Parris sent for Reverend Hale from Beverly? How realistic is his presentation of her as a controller? Parris says it can't possibly be spiritual causes, though just to make sure he's asked Reverend Hale from the nearby town of Beverly to come investigate. Meanwhile, she got to leave Salem behind, completely unpunished for her evil deeds. What effect does this have on his relationship with Elizabeth? Parris is shocked that other girls are also sick.