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In The Crucible Abigail Williams inflicts destruction with her false allegations of witchcraft and evil throughout the town of Salem The lechery Abigail and John Proctor commit becomes her ulterior motive for slandering his wife By doing so she succeeds in her role as the antagonist To save herself Abigail turns to deceit ultimately causing hysteria throughout the town Abigail turns the town into corruption attributable to her obsessive love over Proctor her unreliable accusations and falsely accusing those with a well - earned reputation For the adulterer Proctor the affair he commits with Abigail is simply inconsequential On the contrary Abigail lusts affections and obsesses over Proctor Therefore she shall do anything for his love in return even if by means of murder In Salem many underestimate Abigails determination to get rid of Elizabeth Proctor However Betty Parris enlightens us when she says You did you did You drank a charm to kill John Proctors wife You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor Miller 19 Abigail drinks this charm to permanently remove Elizabeth from Proctors life This distinct example shows how Abigail shall stop at nowhere until she gets Proctor even if by means of corrupting others in her way to get what she wants The drive and determination of Abigail Williams makes her fearful vengeful prideful manipulative and deceitful Even though Abigail attempts to manipulate Proctor in forms of seduction he makes it clear to both the reader and Abigail that he wants absolutely nothing to do with her Proctor implies that at times he thinks of Abigail softly but he would rather cut off his hand before ever reaching for her again Abigail then attempts to act as a victim telling Proctor his wife is blackening her Abigails name in the village Abigail refuses to wipe the affair out of her mind for she believes Proctor loves her yet no matter what sin it may be Aside
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