And this power she feels in her accusations against interfering her plans citizens of Salem. I can characterize Abigail as lying, ill-intentioned and selfish person. Her first lie in the place was regarding her dancing in the woods and blood drinking. Her behavior and actions resulted in the real horror and more than a dozen of lost lives during the Salem Witch Trials.
But yet, she didn’t any sacrifice to devil or magic to injure anyone in the town.
Probably, Abigail is the principal evil in the play. It is possible to compare her with a Biblical character, for example, Jezebel, who is driven only by a lust for power and sexual desire.
The majority of people living in Salem, hated Abigail because they knew about what had happened between her, John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. To fully understand Abigail character and what led to her actions, we need to analyze her position in the Puritan society.
Abigail is an orphan, and she is an unmarried girl.
And in a case when she is in troubles she lies to get out of them.
On the other hand, she seemed to be the person with psychological disorders, who does not fully understand the harm she is making to others. Her state showed up in psychological disorder, but because of undeveloped medicine such diseases had not been diagnosed and treated by the doctors.No one knows what had happened with real Abigail at the end, but it is known, that she had died at the age of 17-18 years several years after she left Salem.According to the Puritan society ladder, she has a low rank. The male adults in Salem for her and other girls are God’s representatives on the Earth.Abigail doesn’t like this state of affairs and when she finds out that witch-hunt is the way to get power and authority she uses this chance.She stayed completely unpunished for her crimes against Salem’s people. The figure of Abigail from The Crucible unites worst of human characteristics, like selfishness, credibility and jealously. However, in Arthur Miller’s play Abigail is different; she is a prudent person with her aim.Abigail believes in witchcraft, and she is the leader of girls’ group, she tells them what to do and when they should do it.And not looking at the fact that Parris had seen her, she insisted that she and her company were just dancing and it had nothing to do with witchcraft. Moreover, she told everyone that it was Tituba who cast spells. Of course, Tituba was not entirely innocent because she did Voodoo, which is a witchcraft according to Puritans believes.