At the beginning of the play, Abigail’s uncle catches her and her friends in the woods performing witchcraft. He startles the girls and one even passes out. Back at the Parris household, the girls began to be questioned about what happened in the woods. Abigail lies to her uncle to get herself out of trouble and she manipulates her friends. She told her uncle that her and her friends were just dancing in the woods and she threatened her friends into lying about what actually happened. Abigail also blames Tituba, the household servant, for witchcraft even though she’s the one that made Tituba go with her into the woods to do the spells. After Tituba was accused, more and more innocent women were accused.
Abigail wanted to do the spells to try to kill Elizabeth; John Proctor’s wife. Abigail wanted to kill her because she was jealous. Killing is homicide and homicide is evil. Abigail and John had sexual relations before; and afterward, Abigail still threw herself at John in hopes that he will love her but actually, he wants nothing to do with her. (22-23)
In act three, Abigail shows more of her evil ways. John Proctor and Mary Warren, an accused woman, enter the court room. A deal was made that if John helped Mary, Elizabeth would be excused from the witch trials as well. Governor Danforth makes the girls come into the court room. Reverend Parris points out that the girls