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Abigail Williams

Arthur Miller is the author for the play “The Crucible”. Miller was born in New York in 1915, Miller was raised during the time of the Great Depression and later died in 2005. In the 1940’s and 1950’s the Congressional Committee was holding hearings to identify suspected Communist. Miller was one of the people that got accused. Theses hearing is what influenced Miller to write his play “The Crucible”. The Crucible is play about the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, and how they were hanging people because somebody accused them of practicing Witchcraft. In this play there is a girl named Abigail Williams. Abigail is a 17 year old orphan; her uncle reverend Parris has taken care of her . She has many traits about her, but there are three that just stand out those traits are she’s liar , she wants to always have power , and she's obsessive.

Abigail is a very very good liar there are parts in the play that if she didn't lie she probably would of got hung. In one scene of the play Abigail pretends to see a bird that Mary Warren has summoned and is trying to attack them . “Why? Why do you come yellow bird?” This is what Abigail says when she tries to manipulate the court. In another scene she tells everybody to lie about what they were doing in the woods.Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents' heads on the pillow next to mine, and I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down! She goes to Betty and roughly sits her up. Now, you-sit up and stop this!

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