In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller Abigail Williams would have to be the leader of the witch-hunt. She seems like the kind of girl who has to be in power and that will go to great lengths to get what she wants. She was the first one who answered any questions anybody had about what happened on the day they were all caught. .
Abigail has a lot of people who are afraid of her because they know what kind of person she is and what kind of person she can be, evil. She has threatened to hurt the other girls involved, if they do anything to try and tell the truth about what really happened. ".Let any of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other thing , and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring with me a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it.". (pg.1044 of the Lit. book).Most of the townspeople are afraid of her out of fear that she will accuse them of being a witch. They won't even walk on the same side of the road as her. .
She is a very selfish and ruthless person who won't stop until she gets what she wants, John Proctor. Most of the townspeople have no idea of what possibly went on that day besides witchcraft, and even that they don't know a lot about. They are afraid of the unknown and they are willing to accept the first thing they hear about what happened, and that was Abigail's version.
Since Abigail's uncle is a minister, has access to important people involved in the trials, which gives her more opportunity to voice what she thinks or has to say about certain people. She is an evil person who deserves to be accused of witchcraft herself for being so cold hearted when it comes to other people's lives.