Abigail Williams Quotes From The Crucible

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“Witches” be trippin! In the drama, The Crucible, by Arthur MIller, The town of Salem is thrown into chaos when many have been accused of witchcraft. In this story, Abigail Williams is the mastermind to all the havoc, as she manipulates the court and townspeople for her own selfish needs. Abigail Williams shows her selfishness through her many attempts of breaking up John Proctor’s marriage with Elizabeth so she can be with him. “ You love me yet, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!, pity me, pity me.” (Act I page 124) In this quote where Abigail is talking to John, she is throwing herself at him trying to be with him, even though he is married. She shows how she doesn’t care about about John or his wife's feelings about each other and that she only cares about her desires to be with John. Abigail Williams even goes as far as threatening Elizabeth’s life so she can be with John. “She wants me dead. I knew it all week it would come to this.” (Act III page 174) Abigail…show more content…
“Let either of you breath 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.” (Act I page 135) In this quote, she threatens all the lives of the girls who was with her, when they got caught dancing in the woods. She does this so they will stick to her version of what happened in the woods so she can protect her name in the village. This shows how she is selfish because she is making people lie so she can protect her own name. She shows her selfishness when she manipulates the court with her lies. “I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil” In this quote, Abigail lies to the court so she can protect herself from being prosecuted. Some of those who she accuses ends up dying. This shows that she would rather let people die, than her name to be blackened in the

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