Who Is Abigail A Victim In The Crucible

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In the play "The Crucible", seventeen year old Abigail Williams is an orphan. She has been through a lot in her younger years and will do anything for attention-even risking lives of innocent people. Abigail uses her powers in many evil ways. This leads her to abuse other people to keep her out of trouble. In some ways, Abigail is not a victim, it depends on how you look at it.

Abigail takes most of the blame in the events that happen in the play. She is the one that started the chaos. It was mostly her responsibility for the girls meeting in the woods, and threating them not to say a word. "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
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Her parents were murdered causing her to be alone. She falls in love with the handsome, charming John Proctor. She participates in an affair with him, later realizing that he is unable to give Abigail all of his love because of his wife, Elizabeth. "You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! John, pity me, pity me!"-Abigail Williams. Since John cannot confess his love, Abigail tries to kill Elizabeth. With all Abigail has been through, you began to wonder. Should she be excused or pardoned because of outside forces making her this way?

I understand why Abigail's past may have an affect on her present actions, but she still committed a crime. No one forced her, she is responsible for her own actions. Just like everyone else, she deserves to pay the price. She lied and accused others of the witchcraft crime. Therefore, Abigail is not a victim, just a villain who would do anything for attention.

It is clear to see that Abigail is the one to blame in "The Crucible". Accusing people of her own actions and condemning innocent human beings to die, is just far right wrong. Despite, her loneliness and longings for attention, she is still accountable for her actions. There are many people out here like Abigail Williams. People who would do anything just for