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The crucible is a play based on the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 The play shows multiple viewpoints from religion to witchcraft love to obsession and respect to affairs Throughout the play secrets are revealed fingers are pointed and people are put to death The main character behind this catastrophe which put Salem into a sort of Red Scare was Abigail Williams What many dont know is there was another scene which was quickly deleted by Miller and was never published Miller was right to delete Act 2 Scene 2 where Abby and Proctor meet to talk because it reveals too much about their relationship and Abbys intentionsAct 2 Scene 2 was played onstage once then in later publications and productions the scene was left out In this missing scene Abby and Proctor meet in the woods to discuss what is happening in the town Abby describes to John all of the mental and physical sufferings she has gone through Abby then shows the physical proof of her sufferings numerous holes in her leg from witches needles the wound on her abdomen Elizabeth Proctors spirit reopens every night and the lump on her arm George Jacobs strikes while abigail tries to sleep Why look at my leg Im holes all over from their damned needles and pins The jab your wife gave mes not healed yet yknowMiller Abigail appears insane to the readers who knows Abby has no connection to witchcraft and no ability to see spirits she appears to believe the wounds she caused herself were really caused by someone else Abigail is not only insane enough to mutilate her own body to appear innocent and victimized to the court she also believes the result of this will be John marrying her one day John sees how crazy Abigail is and threatens to confess their affair to end Abbys influence over the court Abby laughs at the fact John will blacken his name
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