Abigail Williams

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Abigail Williams

In "The Crucible" the character I dislike the most is Abigail Williams because she is portrayed to have no morals, very deceitful, and is a liar. Abigail is the kind of person who always wants her way, no matter who she hurts.

Abigail Williams is a character of no morals. Abigail only did what she thought was best for her and never thought about others. Abigail went to great distances to get John Proctor to be her husband. She had an affair with John. She even accused John's wife Elizabeth of practicing witchcraft. Abigail shows no sign of morals because she goes to great lengths to get what she wants and nothing else.

Abigail is also a character that is very deceitful. I feel that she is deceitful because she convinces everyone into thinking that she does not practice witchcraft but she charges others including Elizabeth Proctor for practicing witchcraft. Abigail was also deceitful in the way that no matter what she did or how the outcome of what she did went; she did not care as long as it helped her in some way. She will deceive anyone to get her way, even if it is the one person she cares for the most. She says, "I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near!" (Act 1, ). Through this, she is able to control Proctor to a certain extent. Abigail deceived many other people into believing lies about witchcraft being practice by many of the women in Salem, so she would not hurt her own name or reputation. Abigail Williams also lies to get what she wants. A prime example for Abigail's lies would be when she influenced the other girls that were in the forest at the beginning of the play to lie and say that certain things didn't happen. Abigail said to the girls, "Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sister. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will...
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