In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller it is clear to the reader that many of the characters are hypocrites. Throughout the play characters constantly preach virtues that they don't practice or possess. In the play characters including, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and Judge Danforth show these qualities consistently. In this essay the reader will be made aware of the characters hypocritical way's through examples in the play. The reader will also be made aware of the reason for why so many people cried witchcraft.
Abigail Williams, niece of Reverend Parris, shows she is a hypocrite in many times. An example of this is her relationship with John Proctor. In the play Abigail say's how she loves John Proctor and would do anything for him (i.e. trying to kill John's wife Elizabeth so she might be with him instead.) However, when she is faced with a problem she flees and doesn't even think about John. When Abigail says, "It's she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now! (