Crucible: Antigone

In the play, Abagail’s character changes throughout her speech in Act 1, from lying to accusing innocent villager on being a witch. There are a lot of scene within Act 1 that show her trying to shift burden to others.
Firstly, Abigail is revealed as a sinful character throughout different characters’ speech. Betty reveal her characteristic by exposing Abigail’s lie by pointing out that “You drank a charm to kill john Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” We can clearly sense falsity due to how she acts with certain characters such as Proctor, and then with other characters such as Parris. The contrast between these two sides of her character helps to create as the audience are aware of her ‘true’ character, while the individuals in Salem are blinded by her lies. Also she want to save her reputation by lying and accusing. She said that “I will not have it said my name is soiled! Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar!” It shows the importance of importance of a person’s reputation within Salem. More importantly, it dictate that Abigail’s nature: blaming others and to ensure she does not get into trouble. She was also revealed as a confident and powerful character by challenging Parris, her uncle. She questioned him “Do you begrudge my bed, uncle?” Miller specifically employs the use of the comma, in order to separate the diction ‘uncle’, which emphasizes the sense of Abigail’s authority and control as she purposely emphasizes the word that reveals the hold she has over Parris. She is family: as a Christian minister Parris cannot admit to not wanting to help her further highlighting her manipulative character.
We get a glimpse of Abigail Williams' ruthless nature in the middle of Act 1, when she was threatening the other girls. Abigail tell the girl to “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 night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will...