Abigail's Motives In The Crucible

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Arthur Miller’s play shows how people’s personal motives can impact whole community and cause hysteria that leads to death. Abigail's character in the play, is gravely manipulative to get what she wants which is Proctor. This causes hysteria because she will accuse anyone that could possibly get in her way of proctor. She doesn't care about the consequences of a goal nor how it affects others. Since she threatens the girls to go along with her plan, she has control of what can happen in the community, she is the powerhouse of this hysteria and she has one main goal which is Proctor, she plays into people's fears of witches. She also uses their fear as a way of dismissing that she did unholy things that could be considered witchcraft.