The Significance of Abigail and Elizabeth.

There comes a time in everyone's life where they are faced to make a choice or a .

decision, a decision where they must choose between the path of good and evil, and right .

from wrong. It is discretely fascinating that even people such as the Puritans, who led an .

intensely strict life, encountered upon decision such as these. Like for example, in the .

book The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, to which the highly manipulative, conniving and .

mischievous Abigail Williams distinctively chose evil over good, and wrong discarding .

right . And then there was the respectful, affectionate and befitting Elizabeth Proctor, .

who particularly embarked upon choosing good from evil and right instead of wrong. .

Although individuals can tremendously differ from one another, like Abigail and Elizabeth, .

they can nevertheless desire the same object, and in their circumstance, their desire was .

John Proctor.

Abigail Williams was not like any of the girls in Salem, Massachusetts, in fact she .

was an outcast, whose vindictive, self-centered and intimidating personality captured and .

overpowered the minds of innocent girls that led to the mendacious accusations and .

frenzied witch hunts. "Uncle we did dance; let you tell them I confessed -and I"ll be wiped .

if I must be," (page 9) displayed Abigail rebelling against the repressed Puritan upbringing, .

by dancing in the woods. By committing this insolence she gained total control and power .

over the girls and commanded them to do as she ordered or she would castigate them in .

the most sever and excruciating methods perpetually imagined. The girls had no way out .

so they were forced to comply and live by her rules. .

The following quote: "I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil!," (page 46) represents .

Abigail's mendacious disposition as she commences allegations of witch craft. Deception .

was one of her most powerful tactics since that was how she dazzled people over at her .