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In the story The Crucible Abigail Williams is not the readers favorite cheater We know this because in the beginning of act one Miller describes Abigail as an orphan with an endless capacity for dissembling page 1262 or in other words manipulative and can easily get into someones head Throughout the story Abigail Williams began to accuse numerous people of witchcraft One of the people accused was the wife of John Proctor Its ironic because and an example of dramatic irony that most people in the town didnt know about John and Abigail is they had an sexual history which made her fall deeply in love with him This drives her to try to get rid of his wife Elizabeth Proctor so that he may be with her John doesnt want Abigail and she doesnt want to believe it Abigail wants John so bad that she trys to charm his wife to kill her And thats where it all startedIn the forest where Abigail drank a charm to kill John proctors wifeClose to the end of the play Abigail decides to run away with mercy another one of her friends Before she left she stole her uncles life savings and hopped on a ship She told no one but John where she was going but never said why she fled with no trace The reader can infer from the text she was nervous She was feeling she was going to get caught for lying and getting all of those people hung Throughout The Crucible Abigail did what she had to do to protect herself for example at the end of the story Abigail was in the courtroom facing the judge and she lied about her prior relations with John once he admitted to it and put it out into the open she said He is lying page1333 When the audience knows he is not because earlier on in the play Abigail
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