DE English 11
1 May 2018
The Crucible Essay- Essay 2
Abigail Williams, one of the main characters in The Crucible, is a rather challenging character. Some claim that Abby is to take the blame for the events that took place. Others disagree and feel that not all the blame should be placed on her shoulders and that outside forces “made” her act the way she does. There is no real excuse for Abigail to act the way she does, she lies, manipulates, and does everything to get her way or to become the center of attention.
This play focuses on the Salem Witch Trials. Many women were constantly accusing one another of witchery so they would hang, and the accuser could seduce the accused husband. Blaming a person of witchcraft was a way of seeking revenge upon someone or a way to get what one desires, such as seducing another woman’s husband once she is gone. In the Crucible, Abigail takes full advantage of this. In the opening of the play she is seen dancing with Tituba and other girls who were all wishing for a boy to fall in love with them. Abigail ended up drinking the blood of a chicken and then all the girls went physo, running, stripping, and screaming. Later Reverend Parris calls upon Abby to tell him of the witchery she conjured, but Abby blamed the whole event on Tituba.
Abigail Williams is not a victim. She is a girl who is seeking affection and attention. All the accusati...