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Authur Millers play The Crucible is about the persecution of persons falsely accused of being witches in Salem Massachusetts in 1692 Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices Abigail Williams after having had an affair with a married man begins this cycle of lies and accusations in an attempt to get her lover back Her character includes both superiority and resentment throughout the play Miller shows Abigails superiority as complex from the beginning When all of the talk about witchcraft troubles her uncle Abigail thinks she should be the authority When she says Uncle the rumor of witchcraft is all about I think youd best go down and deny it yourself 9 she is showing her knowledge of social situations and giving her uncle who is much older the she advice Abigail also thinks of herself as superior to the natives of Barbados When her uncle discusses her work for the Proctors she says that they want slaves not such as I Let them send to Barbados for any of them 12 She is prejudiced against these people and her remarks reveal her snobbishness Finally Abigails snobbish character is apparent through her statements to John Proctor about his wife Elizabeth She says Oh I marval how such a strong man can be with such a sickly wife 23 Abigail obviously thinks highly of herself she is worthy of Proctors love but Elizabeth is not Abigail shows a character of superiority by her authoritative prejudiced and snobbish remarks Abigail Williams also shows a tinge of resentment in the play When Mary Warren confesses that the witchcraft is only pretend Abigail is angry She accuses Mary of being a witch too Abigails resentment of her friends betrayel causes her to seek revenge After Abigails brief affair with John Proctor she can not accept the fact that the relationship has ended She says
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