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Villains in The Crucible

            In the play "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller there are many villains. The worst amongst these villains is Abigail Williams. Abigail is a young, beautiful, teenage orphan who loves John Proctor. John Proctor is a man in his 30's married to Elizabeth Proctor, but sinned and had an affair with Abigail. She knows that she can not have John because of his wife. Abigail is the worst villain in The Crucible because of how crazy she is. Her presence is always felt throughout the play because of the decisions she makes. She creates lies to save herself and hurt others. She accuses her friends and family of witchcraft but then later in the story runs off with her uncle, Reverend Parris's, money. These are some of the reasons why Abigail Williams is the worst villain in The Crucible.
             Abigail is out of her mind. The fact that she can not have John makes her upset. She makes up her mind that no matter what it takes, she will get John Proctor. In the forest she drinks blood, dances, and acts completely crazy. They get caught by Reverend Parris and need to make up a story to tell, Abigail tells them what she wants them to say, and if they say anything else she replied, "I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!" This shows how violent and demanding Abigail is. She threatens her good friends, saying that she will personally kill them if she does not hear the story that she tells. This shows how insane Abigail Williams is.
             Abigail also creates a terrible lie. She was angry and decides to take her anger out on innocent people and others. She accused many people in Salem of witchcraft. Anyone who stands in her way, or bats an eye at her she accuses of witchcraft. "Let you beware, Mr. Danforth. Think you to be so mighty that the power of Hell may not turn your wits? Beware of it!" This is Abigail saying to Danforth that he could become possessed by the devil which basically means that if he doesn't stop she will accuse him too.

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