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The Crucible: Who is to blame?
In the play, The Crucible, who is to blame for the 1692 witchcraft trials of Salem, Massachusetts? Abigail Williams is to blame; she is a mean and vindictive person. She always wants her way, no matter who she hurts in the process. Throughout the play her accusations and lies cause many people pain and suffering, costing nineteen people their life’s. She led a group of twelve girls and made them lie to save herself from getting in trouble. Since Abigail would do anything to get out of trouble and to get the man of her dreams, she is the one to blame most for the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials.
Abigail being caught dancing in the woods, by her uncle, is the worst possible thing that could have happened to Salem in 1692. Since Abigail was afraid of getting in trouble by her uncle, her cousin Betty started acting sick, so did Mercy. Mr. Parris jumped to witchcraft can called in Rev. Hale a specialist on demonic arts. Once he got there, Abigail saw a chance to get back at the people she didn’t like, so she started throwing names out there of people she didn’t like. The twelve other girls started copying Abigail, before the town realized it, everything had already spiraled out of control. Parents started having their kids cry out witchcraft against their neighbors for their land.
During the accusations Abigail saw a chance to get the man of her dreams back. Abigail use to work for John and Elizabeth Proctor as a maid, until Elizabeth got an idea that John and Abigail had an affair. After that Elizabeth fired Abigail ending the affair with John. To get John back, Abigail accused Elizabeth of witchcraft hoping that after she was hung that John would come running back to her. Abigail didn’t consider that John would die to protect his wife. Whenever John protected Elizabeth he got arrested and was found guilty of conspiracy against the courts, punishable by death.
Although the twelve other girls were being led by Abigail, a few of them

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